GPM Original Resources

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

Photo of Earth's oceans from space
Primary Topic: 
Audience: 
Standards: 
Summary: 
This activity was developed to give participants an understanding of how much and where water is on Earth by participating in a demonstration and using maps.
Connect the Spheres: Earth Systems Interactions
Primary Topic: 
Audience: 
Standards: 
Summary: 
This activity was developed to give participants an understanding of Earth’s four spheres and how they are connected.
Measuring Precipitation - picture of rain gauge
Primary Topic: 
Subtopics: 
Audience: 
Standards: 
Summary: 
This inquiry-based lesson engages students in designing and testing a device to measure rain.
Diagram of solar radiation and Earth's energy budget
Primary Topic: 
Audience: 
Standards: 
Summary: 
In this lesson, students will explore (through labs, videos, and a simulation) how energy from the sun is absorbed, reflected and radiated back out into space as part of the Earth’s energy budget.
Photo of clouds in the atmosphere.
Primary Topic: 
Audience: 
Standards: 
Summary: 
This lesson helps students learn about the atmosphere by making observations and taking measurements.
Hurricane approaching Florida
Primary Topic: 
Audience: 
Standards: 
Summary: 
This IQuest has been developed to help you explore the wild and changing world of weather and climate. Weather and climate are shaped by complex interactions involving sunlight, the ocean, the atmosphere, clouds, ice, land, and life forms.
IFloods Logo
Primary Topic: 
Audience: 
Standards: 
Summary: 
This is an introductory lesson to acquaint middle school students to many aspects of a serious and common natural disaster; flooding. Students will be directed to visit websites where they will interact with various types of media.
GPM Core on the Centrifuge at Goddard
Primary Topic: 
Type: 
Audience: 
Standards: 
Summary: 
The GPM Core Observatory being tested on the High Capacity Centrifuge at Goddard Space Flight Center.
GPM Launch Animation
Primary Topic: 
Type: 
Audience: 
Standards: 
Summary: 
This animation shows the launch and deployment of the GPM Core Observatory. GPM is scheduled to launch in 2014 on an H-IIA rocket in Japan.
Person getting water at an oasis
Primary Topic: 
Audience: 
Standards: 
Summary: 
Part 4 of a 4 part webquest that teaches the basics of precipitation science and technology. Prepares students for the GPM Anime Contest.

Pages