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El Nino: The Child Returns
El Nino: The Child Returns belongs to a series of online modules entitled Exploring the Environment. Emphasizing an integrated approach to environmental earth science through problem-based learning, this module asks students to give forecasting advice concerning the environmental conditions and economic impacts that will accompany a developing El Nino. In addition, students are asked how the El Nino's impact could be softened. Four links provide assistance to students. The Situation link introduces students to the emerging El Nino, and asks them to provide advice to organizations concerned with the phenomenon?s effects. The remaining three links (Remote Sensing, What Is an El Nino, and The Spheres) provide students with the research tools they will need to provide an educated analysis. Hyperlinked background resources offer more detail for student investigation. A glossary, teacher resources, related links, and a general description of the problem-based learning model compliment the site.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Guide for instructor
    • Problem set
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Glossary
  • Atmospheric science
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-605
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Dr Robert Meyers
Senior Instructional Designer, NASA Classroom of the Future