Browse ESS2.A Resources

Browse ESS2.A Resources

NASA Our World: What is a Hurricane?
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This NASA video segment explains the formation of hurricanes. Go behind the scenes with a meteorologist at the Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia to learn how scientists predict hurricanes and hurricane formation.
NASA Our World: What is a Cloud?
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This NASA video segment describes the different types of clouds and cloud formation. The relationship between clouds and weather on Earth is demonstrated.
NASA Our World: What is Weather
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This NASA video segment focuses on the relationship between weather and climate. Learn how heat, air pressure, winds and moisture work together to produce local weather.
Farmer in a field
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One of the biggest changes to global agriculture is less about the food itself as it is about the water we use to grow it. In some areas, farmers are using freshwater resources - including groundwater - at an alarming rate.
NASA Earth Science: Climate Variability and Change
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This website explores NASA's role in characterizing, understanding and predicting climate variability and change.
TRMM image of a tropical cyclone
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This website offer teachers and their students some background on how NASA is supporting the study of Earth's weather systems. There is a good image of TRMM data being used to understand tropical storms, and links to other websites with additional info.
Palace on a high mountaintop
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In this lesson, weather data from ground-based and satellite observations are analyzed for a real world application -- to plan a high mountain retreat in Tibet.
Thumbnail for Melting Ice, Rising Seas, showing ice and title text
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Using satellites, lasers, and radar in space, and dedicated researchers on the ground, NASA is studying the Earth's ice and water to better understand how sea level rise might affect us all.
"The Oceans Green Machines" title text with plankton in background
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Earths climate is changing at an unprecedented rate, and as our home planet warms, so does the ocean. Warming waters have big consequences for phytoplankton and for the planet.
Tropical cyclone viewed from above
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Teaches about what a tropical cyclone is, and how "Hurricane", "Typhoon", and "Cyclone" are all different words for the same phenomena.

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