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Browse Formal Resources

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You will learn how we measure precipitation from the ground and from space using satellites, and why we need to do ground validation of the satellite data. You will also learn about the OLYMPEX Field Campaign.
Assessing Drought in the United States
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This short animation from the Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network shows how decision makers use a variety of data and in-person reports to assess the drought conditions across the United States.
Water Falls - Getting the Big Picture.vtt
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The second spinoff video for the Science on a Sphere film "Water Falls." This video looks at the uses and advantages of remote sensing.
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The purpose of this lesson is to provide students with experience creating models of landforms and bodies of water. Students review the characteristics of landforms and bodies of water in an active game, and then make models of these.
The Water Cycle - Animation
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This animation shows the entire process of the water cycle throughout the course of a day.
Identifying Landforms and Bodies of Water on a Map
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The purpose of this lesson is to expose elementary level students to the practice of “developing and using models” as students explore and identify landforms and bodies of water on a map of the world. It is anticipated that this lesson will take one hour.
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A video describing how the GPM constellation turns observed radiances and reflectivities of global precipitation into data products.
Getting the Picture: Our Changing Climate
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This free online interactive resource is a multimedia tool for teaching middle and high school students about climate change. It uses an interdisciplinary approach that infuses geography, science, and art...
Exploring Climate Science: A Snow Study
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This curriculum for 5th grade was designed to help students measure basic snow properties through science techniques, and focus on the connection between snowfall in the Sierra Nevada and water availability in the rest of California ...
 http://www.nps.gov/depo/forteachers/classrooms/upload/Entire-5th-Grade-Curriculum-Unit-3.pdf
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This curriculum for 9th grade was designed to help students develop and understanding of climate change, how scientists study climate change, and what can be done locally to address climate change issues.

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