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Water in the Geosphere
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This lesson helps students learn about the geosphere by making observations and collecting data.
Erosion and Landslides
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Students will investigate the effect of different types of soil on how quickly a landslide occurs and how much mass is moved. They will then relate that information to TRMM/GPM data about rainfall and areas currently at risk of suffering a landslide.
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.
Connect the Spheres: Earth Systems Interactions
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This activity was developed to give participants an understanding of Earth’s four spheres and how they are connected.
Measuring Precipitation - picture of rain gauge
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This inquiry-based lesson engages students in designing and testing a device to measure rain.
Diagram of solar radiation and Earth's energy budget
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In this lesson, students will explore (through labs, videos, and a simulation) how energy from the sun is absorbed, reflected and radiated back out into space as part of the Earth’s energy budget.

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