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This site was developed to assist students and educators with learning about the Great Lakes. The links provide materials on basic earth science concepts, a set of lesson plans on the lakes, and other Great Lakes topics. Concepts covered include Langmuir circulation, longshore current and beach drift, sediments, stream flow, seasonal stratification and water quality. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Climatology, Hydrology
 
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This activity explores understanding the greenhouse effect through a lab experiment. The effect on the atmosphere is included too. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Climatology, Environmental science
 
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In this lesson, students research maps, weapons and weather from a variety of wars, then create a presentation showing the impact weather and topography has had on military operations. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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Visitors can study this account of the calving of the Larsen ice shelf and the disintegration of the ice shelf around James Ross Island that occured in Austral Summer of 1994-95. The account is in chronolgical order and is accompanied by photographs. Follow-up examinations from 1996-2002 and links to related material are provided. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material
Subject: Climatology, Cryology
 
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This USGS site allows students to access a variety of streamflow information. There is an interactive map where the user can select streamflow data for selected stream gaging stations in the United States. Stations can be selected in list form, an interactive state map, or 10 nearest stations to position selected. Each retrieval form allows the user to refine their data search through predefined displays, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Map, Visualization - scientific, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Chemistry, Climatology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Hydrology
 
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NSIDC offers data and information about the cryosphere; that portion of the Earth where water is in solid form, typically snow or ice. Topics include snow, glaciers, permafrost, sea ice, news and features, and others. The State of the Cryosphere section provides an overview of the status of snow and ice as indicators of climate change. An image and photo gallery provides historic photographs and satellite ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), General public
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Cryology
 
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This is a very extensive site, providing backround information about virtually all aspects of weather. Topics include: the role of the sun; wind; storms and fronts; forms of water; flood and droughts; snow and ice; lightning, thunderstorms and tornadoes; hurricanes; the sky; weather prediction; climate change; weather extremes; and a bibliography of other resources. Within each topic are several brief ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Video, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science, Natural hazards
 
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This site offers general background about winter storms as well as interactive activities to teach visitors about these storms. It also offers a teacher's guide to using this site and links to other weather-related pages. There are four main topics: All About Winter Storms, Interactive Weather Maker, Interactive Winter Storm Timeline, and Ask Our Winter Storm Expert. All About Winter Storms gives ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), General public
Resource type: Computer activity, Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Ask an expert
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Natural hazards
 
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This site provides the user an opportunity to explore storm clouds and climate change through the use of NASA climate research data obtained through satellite imaging. The user is challenged to investigate actual scientific research data on clouds and storms, and make observations and interpretations available to NASA research scientists for review. Topics addressed by these investigations include ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Imagery - remotely sensed, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physics
 
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NOAA's Paleoclimatology Program is working with scientists from around the world to study past climate in hopes of achieving a better understanding of the Earth's present and future climate. This site was developed to help educate, inform and highlight the importance of paleoclimate research; as well as to show how paleoclimate research relates to global warming and other important issues of climate ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Paleontology, Policy issues
 
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