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The United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) was created as a high-priority national research program to: address key uncertainties about changes in the Earth's global environmental system, both natural and human-induced; monitor, understand, and predict global change; and provide a sound scientific basis for national and international decision-making. Some of the global change issues ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Report, Ask an expert
Subject: Agricultural science, Climatology, Environmental science, Forestry, Hydrology
 
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The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network is a collaborative effort involving more than 1100 scientists and students investigating ecological processes over long temporal and broad spatial scales. The studies include topics such as hydrology, metabolic rate of ecosystems, global change research, and climate data. Currently there are 24 LTER sites located in various ecosystems across the globe, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Abstract / Summary, Report, Educational portal, In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Forestry, Hydrology
 
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This web site provides resources to integrate math and environmental science using real environmental data. The site features many data sets which are ideally suited for use as a classroom exercise. The data sets are sorted by topics, such as ecology, energy, air pollution or water resources. The data is also sorted by type, such as linear scatterplot, histogram, or exponential. With each data set ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity, In-situ dataset
Subject: Agricultural science, Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Environmental science, Forestry, Human geography, Hydrology
 
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This site provides a searchable database of NASA's Earth science-related images, animations, and data visualizations. Categories include agriculture, atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, human dimensions, hydrosphere, land surface, oceans, and solid earth. Images may be browsed by subject, location, or satellite sensor. Each image is accompanied by a description, background information, and explanation ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Agricultural science, Atmospheric science, Cryology, Forestry, Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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This glossary is a compilation of hydrologic terms previously defined in published USGS reports. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Glossary
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Climatology, Ecology, Forestry, Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology
 
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This site is an e-paper that describes a structured approach to inquiry-based learning using the World Wide Web as a primary information resource. Specifically, the paper addresses an 8-step process that begins with an essential question and ends with a product produced by students, typically completed in a cooperative setting. The paper also discusses the skills required by both student and teacher ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Report, Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Forestry, Human geography, Physical geography, Geology, Geophysics, Paleontology
 
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