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This lesson is one in a series that brings the important stories of historic places into the classrooms across the country. It could be used in units on the early industrial period of American history and in courses on geography or science and technology. It will help students realize the role canals played in western expansion and in the evolution of transportation by focusing on the construction ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Case study
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards: Read
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Access to and control of the Shatt-al-Arab waterway has been an ongoing conflict between the countries of Iran and Iraq. This resource explores the major issues associated with this conflict; history, religion, navigation rights and trade. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Case study
Subject: Policy issues
 
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The MYPond project is an investigation of the chemical reactions, biological processes and inflow/outflow balances found within a pond environment. Instrumentation has been established in two ponds near each other so that a variety of chemical and physical properties are measured at various depths at 15-minute time intervals. Data can be viewed either in real-time or accessed from an archive, and ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Case study, In-situ dataset
Subject: Chemistry, Environmental science, Geochemistry, Hydrology
 
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In this lesson, students explore the use of storm-tracking technologies, research how natural disasters are predicted, and assess the importance of these technologies. A case study of a New England snow storm and its impacts is presented for discussion, along with suggestions for retrieving information about forecasts as well as links to weather prediction and warning sites. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Case study, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards: Read
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Assessments: Read (1)
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These lessons help students develop a better understanding of the importance of well-managed water use while exploring the concepts of a watershed, land use, aquifers, and water engineering. The material focuses on the historical water use decision affecting the Owens River Valley in California. Materials lists, procedures, assessment recommendations, and extension ideas are provided. Links to additional ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Case study, Lesson plan
Subject: Human geography, Hydrology, Policy issues
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES): Read
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Assessments: Read (1)
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This book of 19 essays, written by Earth scientists, provides insight into the dynamic processes that shape the Earth. The essays are supported by case studies describing a range of research projects (including Looking for Life in Antarctica-and Mars, Mapping Mt. Rainer, and Mapping Hot Springs on the Deep Ocean Floor) and profiles of historically significant Earth scientists (Including Inge Lehmann, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), Informal, General public
Resource type: Case study, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Forestry, Geochemistry, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Paleontology, Structural geology, Hydrology, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography, Physics, Policy issues, Soil science, Space science
 
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These quizzes are designed to inspire understanding of the physical, biological and human processes that influence our home planet and cover topics from archaeology to zoology. Several resources for discovering and revealing the meaning of image features may help new geographical detectives to solve the challenging quiz questions. A new Where on Earth...? mystery quiz appears periodically. Answers ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal, General public
Resource type: Case study, Imagery - remotely sensed
Subject: Technology
 
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In this activity, users examine satellite images from NASA's Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) that show how much ozone is in the atmosphere over the Southern Hemisphere. They interpret the images to identify ozone thinning that develops over this region each summer, and compare its size from year to year. Using freely available image analysis software, ImageJ, users quantify the area of the ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Case study, Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Chemistry, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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In this activity, users examine satellite images from NASA's Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) that show how much ozone is in the atmosphere over the Southern Hemisphere. They interpret the images to identify ozone thinning that develops over this region each summer, and compare its size from year to year. Using freely-available image analysis software, ImageJ, users quantify the area of the ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Case study, Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Ecology, Physics
 
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Explore 11 eco-regions of the United States, highlighting regional impacts to habitats and wildlife, and information on what kids can do to help. Includes an overview of the science of climate change in question/answer format, glossary of climate change terms to build vocabulary, and a 12-minute, high-definition video on climate science, impacts on, and solutions for wildlife and wild lands; segmented ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Case study, Ref. material
Subject: Climatology, Ecology
 
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