Browse Water & Life Resources

Browse Water & Life Resources

Satellite image of a hurricane.
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Use this iQuest to find out about predictions for the 2019 hurricane season and discover how hurricanes form. You will also learn how NASA satellite data is being used to help predict, monitor, and respond to these deadly storms.
Earth
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This interactive lesson will allow you to explore Earth’s freshwater resources. You will learn how NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission is helping us better understand our most valuable natural resource.
Earth Observations of Water eBook
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This web eBook, developed in collaboration with the World Bank Group, explores water on Earth and how NASA observes and measures it.
Temperature data showing difference between winter and summer.
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The monsoon is a seasonal rain and wind pattern that occurs over South Asia (among other places). Through NASA satellites and models we can see the monsoon patterns like never before.
Understanding Earth: Whats Up With Precipitation?
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An educational brochure which explores the importance of fresh water to life on Earth and how NASA is monitoring and studying precipitation using satellites like GPM.
Assessing Drought in the United States
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This short animation from the Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network shows how decision makers use a variety of data and in-person reports to assess the drought conditions across the United States.
Beautiful Earth: Snow
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GPM Application Science Lead, Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum, explains how GPM observes snow, and the importance of understanding snow characteristics and distribution in a changing climate.
Getting the Picture: Our Changing Climate
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This free online interactive resource is a multimedia tool for teaching middle and high school students about climate change. It uses an interdisciplinary approach that infuses geography, science, and art...
 http://www.nps.gov/depo/forteachers/classrooms/upload/Entire-5th-Grade-Curriculum-Unit-3.pdf
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This curriculum for 9th grade was designed to help students develop and understanding of climate change, how scientists study climate change, and what can be done locally to address climate change issues.
Earth Wheel Lesson Plan
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This is the first of three lessons that have been developed to teach students about Earth’s water cycle, the importance of freshwater resources, and how NASA studies water in Earth’s systems.

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