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Palace on a high mountaintop
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In this lesson, weather data from ground-based and satellite observations are analyzed for a real world application -- to plan a high mountain retreat in Tibet.
Hurricane Katrina: A Problem-Based Learning Module
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In this activity, students are tasked with conducting an Earth systems analysis of Hurricane Katrina that will help answer the question "Is global warming causing an increase in hurricane frequency and intensity?"
Investigating the Climate System: Energy Cycle
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A downloadable PDF lesson plan which explores Earth's energy cycle.
Investigating the Climate System: Weather
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A downloadable PDF lesson plan which explores the role of weather in Earth systems.
Investigating the Climate System: Winds
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A downloadable PDF lesson plan which explores the role of wind in Earth systems.
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A downloadable PDF lesson plan which explores clouds and their role in Earth systems.
Portion of a diagram of evaporation
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This lesson is primarily for elementary school teachers who are looking for a hands-on inquiry based activity to teach their students about evaporation.
Investigating the Climate System: Precipitation
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A downloadable PDF lesson plan which explores precipitation's role in the climate system.

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