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Browse Freshwater Resources Resources

Browse Freshwater Resources Resources

Person getting water at an oasis
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Part 4 of a 4 part webquest that teaches the basics of precipitation science and technology. Prepares students for the GPM Anime Contest.
Graph showing the distribution of Earth's freshwater resources
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This classroom activity (originally developed for the GPM Poster) will teach students about the value of Earth's freshwater resources and how important it is to study how water is transferred and stored.
GPM Poster showing the GPM core observatory and constellation satellites
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This poster for the Global Precipitation Measurement mission (GPM) shows the GPM Core Observatory and constellation satellites on the front, and GPM information and educational activities on the back.
Front of GPM droplet handout
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Educational handout in the shape of a raindrop. The front shows a diagram of the water cycle, and the back has information about GPM and facts about water.
Parched Earth
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When drought occurs, water supplies for agriculture, industry, and personal use decrease, and people need to find ways to cope with the shortage or leave the area. This series of lesson plans teaches students about the science of droughts.
World Droughts From 2005 to 2009 Versus Where Crops are Grown
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Using data from various satellites, these images show maps of the location of world droughts compared to where crops are grown.
Screenshot from India's disappearing water
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During the past decade, groundwater beneath the northern Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan has decreased by more than 88 million acre-feet. Using NASA's twin GRACE satellites, scientists determined the rate of groundwater change in India.
Safe water thumbnail
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Over one billion people lack access to safe drinking water worldwide. What can be done? Learn more about this problem and explore possible solutions.
Water droplets
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In this promotional video NASA scientists discuss why it is so important to study and track Earth's freshwater resources, and explain the purpose of the Global Precipitation Measurement mission.
NASA climate Kids logo
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An educational website with activities, resources, and games to teach kids of all ages about Earth's systems, water cycle, weather and climate.

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