Browse Earth Systems Resources

Browse Earth Systems Resources

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.
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.
"Survivor: Earth" Lesson Plan Series
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These original GPM lessons have been developed to teach students about local and global water issues. . They are hands on activities that are done largely outdoors, and which include scientific data collection and analysis and integrate technology.
Satellite image of Hurricane Guillaume
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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 in the Geosphere
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This lesson helps students learn about the geosphere by making observations and collecting data.
Water in the Biosphere
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This lesson helps students learn about the biosphere by making observations and using a dichotomous key.
Water in Earth's Hydrosphere
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This lesson helps students learn about the hydrosphere by making observations and collecting data.
Water Falls logo
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In this lesson, students will learn about the water cycle. The lesson is intended to be use by teachers before they take their students to view the Science On a Sphere movie, “Water Falls.”
The Water Cycle
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This activity was developed to give participants an understanding of Earth’s water cycle by completing a webquest and building a model of the water cycle.
Photo of Earth's oceans from space
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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.

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