Browse ESS2.A Resources

Browse ESS2.A Resources

Real World: Hurricane Hunters
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This NASA video segment focuses on how scientists use satellites to collect data. These sets of data are then analyzed and used to predict storms.
Launchpad: Global Warming - How Humans are Affecting Our Planet
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Learn how the greenhouse effect keeps more of the sun's heat and energy within Earth's atmosphere causing temperatures on Earth to rise. This video explains the effect warmer temperatures are playing on Earth.
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.
Photo of a drop of water rippling in a pond
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Part 1 of a 4 part webquest that teaches the basics of precipitation science. Prepares students for the GPM Anime Contest.
Diagram of the water cycle from NASA Earth Science
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This article explains the basics behind the water cycle and includes many good visuals. It provides some good background information about our water cycle as well as providing students with many real-world applications.
Earth System thumbnail
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This unit will introduce you to many of the complex issues surrounding the Earth as a system and will help you to look at Earth in a new way—as a living system.
Aerosounde aircraft
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This website explores the technologies used to study and understand tropical cyclones.
The Water Cycle: Following the Water
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Explore how water moves across land and returns to the ocean in the final installment of the water cycle series. The visualizations illustrate the movement of water on land—from storage of precipitation in soil layers, to its transport via rivers.

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