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The Ramsar Wetlands Data Gateway is a database containing information on protected international wetlands. In this activity, users search the database to find a wetland that they are interested in helping to protect. Using the database search capabilities, users select various wetland characteristics and generate a report on the sites that meet their search criteria. Then, they access an interactive ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, In-situ dataset
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Hydrology, Policy issues
 
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The purpose of the Earth Exploration Toolbook is to support the use of scientific datasets, tools, and other products by the broader educational community. The Toolbook provides a collection of earth science datasets and scientific tools along with educational applications of the datasets. Each chapter in the Toolbook presents the specific datasets needed for the exercise, the analysis or visualization ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Case study, Guide for instructor, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Climatology, Human geography, Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology, Technology
 
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In this activity, users learn about the variables that influence the abundance of phytoplankton, the microscopic plants that form the base of the marine food chain. Users apply this knowledge to make predictions about the timing of the spring phytoplankton bloom in the Gulf of Maine. They obtain and graph data from buoy monitoring stations and interpret them to make their predictions. They check their ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Case study, Lesson plan, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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This chapter familiarizes users with Jules Verne Voyager, a freely available online map tool that includes data for Earth as well as 19 other planets and moons. Users create a variety of map images then save and import the images into a presentation or a word-processing document. In the activity, users explore the range of data that are available to create map images: 100 different types of data are ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Guide for instructor, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Visualization - scientific, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset, Software
Subject: Environmental science, Human geography, Physical geography, Space science
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards: Read
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