Learning lesson: Leaf it to Me

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Link to Resource: https://www.weather.gov/jetstream/ll_leaf
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Weather Service (NWS)
Summary:There are two methods water moves from the ground to the atmosphere as part of the hydrologic cycle. Transpiration is basically evaporation of water from plant leaves. Studies have revealed that transpiration accounts for about 10% of the moisture in the atmosphere, with oceans, seas, and other bodies of water (lakes, rivers, streams) providing nearly all the remaining amount. The student will observe the effect of transpiration as water is moved from the ground to the atmosphere.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 5
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS2-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; atmosphere; high school; lesson; middle school; noaa; nws; water; water systems
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