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This activity prepares you to launch an investigation of the relationship between precipitation and streamflow for a local watershed. It can enrich a study of the water cycle. Following the step-by-step instructions in a case study you will locate, download, format, and finally graph one year of Web-based data for these two variables. The graph highlights the details of this often complex precipitation-streamflow ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Hydrology
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards: Read
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This Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter guides users through the process of locating and graphing data that has been collected by students who participate in the GLOBE Program. Users access the online GLOBE graphing tool and produce a graph comparing four Earth system variables over two complete years. Data include Maximum Air Temperature, Soil Moisture (at depths of both 10 cm and 90 cm), and Rainfall ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Hydrology
 
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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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