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The Severe Storms Module is a combination of two elements. The first is the NOAA Severe Storms Spotters Guide. The second is a section recently added to discuss the efforts and results of modeling severe storms. The Severe Storms Spotters Guide contains supplemental instructional resources and a program designed to familiarize meteorologists and advanced severe storm spotters with the basic "building ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Tutorial
Subject: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards
 
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This three-part module covers the major concepts of the chemistry of water, at a level appropriate for late primary and early intermediate learners. Key vocabulary words are defined using examples that are relevant to children's lives. Each part of the module contains an activity or experiment to reinforce the science content that was covered. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Tutorial, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Atmospheric science, Hydrology
 
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Discover marine creatures from the tiny zooxanthellae that make the coral reefs home to the giant mammals of the vast seas. This resource provides very clear explanations and pictures to teach about the marine ecosystems of shorelines, temperate oceans, tropical oceans. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Tutorial, Photograph
Subject: Biological oceanography
 
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This site covers many of the components of cloud formation and cloud types. Although written for the high school level, the middle school student could grasp most of the concepts with the assistance from the teacher. Specific concepts covered include the importance of and mechanisms that produce rising air, cloud types, and ptyes of precipitation. There are nice graphics and images to support the ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Tutorial
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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This site provides excellent background information on deserts. Large print and superb pictures make this site very appealing to younger students. Topics include: What is a Desert Like?, Types of Deserts, What causes Deserts?, Deserts of the World, Desert Plants, Desert Animals, and links to other desert sites. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Tutorial, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This resource covers components of the hydrologic (water) cycle. Although it is geared to high school level, middle school students could grasp the content with assistance from an instructor. Specific topics include the distribution and movement of water in the Earth system, such as evaporation, transpiration, condensation, precipitation, runoff, and ground water. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Tutorial, Illustration - scientific, Photograph
Subject: Atmospheric science, Hydrology
 
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This is an Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) webpage for kids that deals with the ramifications of pollution, particularly runoff. The site has many components, which include a slide show for kids descibing microinvertebrates, word searches, a game about water quality, experiments that teach about the characteristics of water, resources for middle schoolers and links to the EPA's Water For Kids ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Presentation / Demo, Tutorial, Report
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This is a comprehensive site that looks at many components of dams, including construction, destruction, and other issues. Access is organized into three levels by grade level. Information on cracks, case histories of the building and problems associated with some well known dams, and some real and imagined scenarios are included. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Tutorial, Video, Glossary
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography, Hydrology, Physics, Technology
 
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This United States Geological Survey site focuses on water and its properties. The site contains activities for teachers and students, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where users can give opinions and test their water knowledge. Unique aspects of this site include the sections that contain student work and a picture gallery. There are links to other resources for students, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Tutorial, Map, Glossary, Ref. material, Government portal, In-situ dataset
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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The site offers an interactive discussion of different vantage points associated with dam building. It describes some of the engineering and environmental issues that go into the process of selecting a site for building a dam and the conditions necessary for electrical generation. Links to classroom and family activities are organized by grade level. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lesson plan, Tutorial, Index / Bibliography, Discussion / Forum
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography, Hydrology
 
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