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Browse 9 - 12 Resources

Browse 9 - 12 Resources

Exploring the Environment: Drought Problem
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This problem-based learning module takes students through a real-world scenario drought in Texas and has them use satellite images and other actual data to answer questions about how Texas and other states should respond to the situation.
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Students then collect and analyze data about the size and shapes of raindrops. Students have the opportunity to compare a 2-D representation to a 3-D representation to understand why scientists use multiple sources of data to study Earth Systems.
NASA Earth Science: Climate Variability and Change
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This website explores NASA's role in characterizing, understanding and predicting climate variability and change.
TRMM image of a tropical cyclone
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This website offer teachers and their students some background on how NASA is supporting the study of Earth's weather systems. There is a good image of TRMM data being used to understand tropical storms, and links to other websites with additional info.
Palace on a high mountaintop
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In this lesson, weather data from ground-based and satellite observations are analyzed for a real world application -- to plan a high mountain retreat in Tibet.
Hurricane Katrina: A Problem-Based Learning Module
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In this activity, students are tasked with conducting an Earth systems analysis of Hurricane Katrina that will help answer the question "Is global warming causing an increase in hurricane frequency and intensity?"
Thumbnail for Melting Ice, Rising Seas, showing ice and title text
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Using satellites, lasers, and radar in space, and dedicated researchers on the ground, NASA is studying the Earth's ice and water to better understand how sea level rise might affect us all.
"The Oceans Green Machines" title text with plankton in background
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Earths climate is changing at an unprecedented rate, and as our home planet warms, so does the ocean. Warming waters have big consequences for phytoplankton and for the planet.
GCPEx logo on a snowy background
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A summary of the GPM Cold-season Precipitation Experiment, which took place in January and February 2012 in Ontario, Canada.
Polar sea ice
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The Water and Energy Cycle Focus Area studies the distribution, transport and transformation of water and energy within the Earth System.

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