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This article on the strategic importance of water in the Middle East includes maps of the region and descriptions of the water sources, and addresses pollution sources, sources of present and past conflicts, and suggestons for solutions. Countries included in the report are Egypt, Suda, Ethiopia, Saudia Arabia, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology, Policy issues
 
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Readers of this journal article can learn about data sent back to Earth by NASA's Lunar Prospector spacecraft, which indicates the presence of water in the form of ice at the Moon's north and south poles. Materials presented include an estimate of how much water exists, where and in what form it might occur, and what its economic value as a resource for human exploration might be. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Cryology, Space science
 
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This article from Astrobiology Magazine reports on the discovery of water in "cold" regions of space. Using data from the European Space Agency's Infrared Space Observatory, astronomers have determined that water is abundant in these cold, or quiescent regions of space where there are no stars, and that the majority of it occurs as ice with a small amount of water vapor. It is thought that these cold ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Space science
 
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This activity introduces the electromagnetic spectrum. Users stroll through an imaginary amusement park to find out how the universe looks through different types of observing instruments. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), Informal, General public
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Space science
 
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This activity introduces gravitational waves and the NASA technology being developed to detect them in space. It involves building a metaphorical interferometer that demonstrates how the mission (and all interferometry) works. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Space science
 
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This article describes an indoor, game-type demonstration, incorporating physics (EM wave modulation), math (binary codes), space technology, and music to show how spacecraft put information into the radio signals they send back to Earth. Beat out rhythms on drums or desks and send messages using the same principles used in space exploration. This article was originally written for and published by ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Space science
 
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Gives simple, yet authoritative answers to the questions "Why is the sky blue?" and "Why is the sky black at night?" Combines technology with its application to Earth science, astronomy, and cosmology, and does so via language arts and music! This article was originally written for and published by the International Technology Education Association in its journal 'The Technology Teacher.' It is now ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Space science
 
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This article provides students with an overview of the technologies used to study the health of the Chesapeake Bay, which is at risk for eutrophication from non-point source pollution. The article describes how data from research vessels, buoys, and satellites allow scientists to monitor the growth of phytoplankton. Emerging technologies are discussed, and questions to guide student reading are included. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Ecology, Hydrology, Physical oceanography, Technology
 
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This ChemMatters article provides a brief background on smog, then examines the causes of it, efforts to reduce it, and methods used to measure it. ChemMatters is an educational magazine for high school students. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Atmospheric science, History and philosophy of science, Physics
 
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This ChemMatters article provides a history of the study of ozone, a description of an experimental simulation called "The World Avoided," a brief introduction to the chemistry of ozone, an explanation of how ozone is measured, and the difference between "good" ozone in the stratosphere vs "bad" ozone in the troposhere. ChemMatters is an educational magazine published by the American Chemical Society. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Atmospheric science, Physics
 
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