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The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) Lesson
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In this activity students learn the purpose of the GPM mission, the parts of the satellite and their functions and build an edible model of the satellite.
Illustration of conserving water
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This lesson helps students think about ways humans use freshwater and how we can conserve this natural resource.
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.
Observing Monsoon Weather Patterns with TRMM Data
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Students will learn about measuring precipitation on the ground and using satellites, and use satellite data to analyze the reason for the monsoon weather pattern in India.
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.

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