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The activities in this guide will help students understand variations in environmental parameters by examining connections among different phenomena measured on local, regional and global scales.
CoCoRaHS Volunteers with rain gauges (image credit: CoCoRaHS)
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CoCoRaHS is a Citizen Science organization that helps participants collect and share precipitation data. They also assist teachers in learning how to install and use rain gauges with their students. Learn how to collect and submit measurements to CoCoRaHS
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'Towers in the Tempest' is a 4.5 minute narrated animation that explains recent scientific insights into how hurricanes intensify. This intensification can be caused by a phenomenon called a 'hot tower'.
Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Sciences
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This booklet presents important information for individuals and communities to understand Earth's climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches for adapting and mitigating change.
Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education
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This is a downloadable high-resolution booklet that will give the educator in-depth background information on energy concepts. This booklet is a joint project of the Department of Energy and The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Sea Surface Temperature, Salinity and Density
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The animations in this group show the long-term average sea surface temperature, the long term average sea surface salinity, and the the long term average sea surface density.
NASA Scientists Research Global Precipitation
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This animation of global precipitation from the Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) cycles through climatology data for each month of the year and then repeats the cycle twice.
Aquarius Ocean Circulation
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Ocean circulation plays a key role in distributing solar energy and maintaining climate, by moving heat from Earth's equator to the poles. Aquarius salinity data, combined with data from other sensors, will give us a clearer picture of how the ocean works
Components of the Water Cycle on a Flat Map
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The process by which water moves around the earth, from the ocean, to the atmosphere, to the land and back to the ocean is called the water cycle. These animations each portray a component of the water cycle.
Components of the water cycle thumb.
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The process by which water moves around the earth, from the ocean, to the atmosphere, to the land and back to the ocean is called the water cycle. These animations each portray a component of the water cycle.

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