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Atmospheric scientists investigating the possibility that human influences are changing the Earth's climate confront a significant problem - how do we actually detect climate change? As they participate in this classroom activity, students will develop the understanding that long-term climate averages are the result of significant annual climate variability and that random climate variability makes ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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Climate is generally defined as average weather over a long period of time. A place or region's climate is determined by both natural and human-induced factors. Students can read an overview of Earth's climate and participate in activities which explain the following concepts: distinctions between weather and climate, variability of daily weather measurements compared to long-term climate data, how ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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This resource presents information on global warming and the possible impacts of the melting of the Antarctic ice sheets and the resulting rise in sea level. Materials include a video excerpt, interviews with proponents and skeptics on the issue of global warming, maps and descriptions of how the world's coastlines might change as sea levels rise, and the study of ice cores to reveal climatic conditions ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Classroom activity, Illustration - scientific, Video, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Climatology, Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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Visitors to this site can read accounts and view video webcasts about recent astronomical events and NASA missions. Links to related activities and sites are included. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material, Educational portal, Calculation / Conversion tool
Subject: Atmospheric science, Physics, Space science
 
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This site offers information on many aspects of water, including text, pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where users can offer opinions and test their water knowledge. Main topics include: water basics, Earth's water, water use, and special topics such as acid rain, saline water and other water-quality issues. Links to other water-related sites are also provided. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Tutorial, Visualization - scientific, Glossary, Ref. material, Discussion / Forum, In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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