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GPM Original Resources

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

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.
Washington DC Climatogram
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Students will compare temperature and precipitation graphs for various U.S. locations to look for patterns in geographical influence on climate, then collect data for a location of their choice and create their own climatogram.
Rain Gauge Activity
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In this hands-on inquiry-based activity, students face an engineering challenge based on real-world applications. They are tasked with developing a tool they can use to measure the amount of rain that falls each day.
Climate Change Online Lab
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In this activity, students will learn about Earth’s climate vital signs. They will use NASA’s Climate Change website to learn about the factors that scientists use to understand changes in our climate.
Climate Change Inquiry Lab
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In this lesson, students will conduct labs investigate the drivers of climate change, including adding carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, sea level rise, and the effect of decreasing sea ice on temperatures.
Hurricanes and Hot Towers with TRMM
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Students will think about their experiences with hurricanes and severe storms, then learn the basics of what causes hurricanes to form. Students will learn how hurricane prediction has progressed, and how satellites can help us understand storms.
Water Cycle Speaker's Toolkit
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This Speaker ToolKit has been designed to allow presenters (scientists, engineers, etc.) to easily present to an elementary and/or middle school audience about the water cycle.
Freshwater Availability Speaker's Toolkit
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This Speaker ToolKit has been designed to allow presenters (scientists, engineers, etc.) to easily present to an elementary and/or middle school audience about the importance of freshwater availability.
The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) Lesson
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In this activity students learn the purpose of the GPM mission, the parts of the satellite and their functions and build an edible model of the satellite.
Illustration of conserving water
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This lesson helps students think about ways humans use freshwater and how we can conserve this natural resource.

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