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Browse Formal Resources

Browse Formal Resources

Three lightning bolts strike above Washington DC - by Brian Allen
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Part 2 of a 4 part webquest that teaches the basics of precipitation science and technology. Prepares students for the GPM Anime Contest.
Photo of a drop of water rippling in a pond
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Part 1 of a 4 part webquest that teaches the basics of precipitation science. Prepares students for the GPM Anime Contest.
Graph showing the distribution of Earth's freshwater resources
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This classroom activity (originally developed for the GPM Poster) will teach students about the value of Earth's freshwater resources and how important it is to study how water is transferred and stored.
Front of GPM droplet handout
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Educational handout in the shape of a raindrop. The front shows a diagram of the water cycle, and the back has information about GPM and facts about water.
How do you Build a Weather Satellite?
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This booklet explains the basics of weather satellites and contains activities to explain questions like "How does a satellite stay up in space without falling back to Earth? "
Where do Hurricanes get their Energy?
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How do hurricanes get their energy? NASA hurricane scientist Dr. Jeff Halverson explains how hurricanes draw energy from the ocean surface.
Parched Earth
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When drought occurs, water supplies for agriculture, industry, and personal use decrease, and people need to find ways to cope with the shortage or leave the area. This series of lesson plans teaches students about the science of droughts.
World Droughts From 2005 to 2009 Versus Where Crops are Grown
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Using data from various satellites, these images show maps of the location of world droughts compared to where crops are grown.
Screenshot from India's disappearing water
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During the past decade, groundwater beneath the northern Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan has decreased by more than 88 million acre-feet. Using NASA's twin GRACE satellites, scientists determined the rate of groundwater change in India.
Mississippi Flooding in 2011
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Heavy spring rains and snowmelt led to devastating floods along the Mississippi River in May 2011. Landsat 5 flew over the Mississippi River on May 10, 2011, giving a distinct view of the extraordinary extent of the flooding.

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