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Browse GPM Original Resource Resources

Browse GPM Original Resource Resources

Precious Freshness
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Humans need freshwater for many purposes, but it's not evenly distributed across our planet, which can create challenges for many communities.
Magnifying glass over a globe.
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Read about why we need to measure precipitation from space, instead of relying solely on ground-based measurements.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXxMrIpMV5c
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Step by step instructions and a parts list to build your own LEGO model of the GPM Core Observatory.
Video Tour of the Precipitation Education Website
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A quick video walkthrough of the major features of the GPM Precipitation Education website, including how to browse and search for educational resources.
STEM Careers Exploration
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A presentation and capture sheet to help students explore career options in STEM fields, at NASA and beyond.
Students building rain gauges
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Use recyclable plastic bottles to build an instrument that could be used to measure rain.
Worldwide Rain Gauges Animation
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A simple illustrative comparison of the number of rain gauges active worldwide.
GPM: Engineering Next Generation Observations of Rain and Snow
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Overview of the engineering behind building and testing the GPM Core Observatory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
hurricane from space
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In this engineering design challenge, students build a tower to resist a simulated hurricane.
Exploring the Water Cycle
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In this lesson, students will learn about the water cycle and how energy from the sun and the force of gravity drive this cycle.

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