GPM Original Resources

This is a collection of all of the original videos and educational resources that have been developed by the GPM staff.

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.
Earth Wheel Lesson Plan
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This is the first of three lessons that have been developed to teach students about Earth’s water cycle, the importance of freshwater resources, and how NASA studies water in Earth’s systems.
TRMM image of hurricane Soulik
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In this lesson, students will learn about hurricanes as a natural hazard. They will learn about technologies that have been developed to mitigate their devastating effects.
Water's Family Tree: Where Did it Come From?
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Read about the chemistry of water and how scientists believe it formed and came to be found on Earth.
Earth's Water Delivery: No Passport Required
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Water on Earth travels freely, without regard to borders, but it's not evenly distributed around the world, and that distribution is changing as climate changes.
Reading a Rain Gauge
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Rain gauges are the most common tool for measuring rain, but how do they actually work? What are some other ways we measure precipitation?
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.
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.

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