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Photo of clouds in the atmosphere.
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This lesson helps students learn about the atmosphere by making observations and taking measurements.
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The activities in this guide will help students understand variations in environmental parameters by examining connections among different phenomena measured on local, regional and global scales.
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.
How do you Build a Weather Satellite?
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This booklet explains the basics of weather satellites and contains activities to explain questions like "How does a satellite stay up in space without falling back to Earth? "
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.
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This unit will introduce you to many of the complex issues surrounding the Earth as a system and will help you to look at Earth in a new way—as a living system.
NDVI plot of the Earth for June 2004
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For a selected location, the student will investigate possible relationships between the vegetation index, the precipitation, and the surface temperature data over several years' time. Using that information, the student will predict the climate type...
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Design and build a water filtration system and collect data to compare water before and after filtration.
Satellite imagery of Hurricane Floyd
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If the Earth continues to warm, what does that mean for hurricanes and their intensity? Your job is to look at past hurricane data by researching the intensity and frequency of hurricanes using the Live Access Server and several Internet sites.
Thumbnail for meteorology guide
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A basic introduction to meteorology, including inquiry activities and instructions to build and use weather instruments for a weather station, collect data, and predict weather systems.

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