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Covering some 70 percent of Earth's surface, clouds play a key role in our planet's well-being. But how do they form, why are there so many types, and what clues can they give us about the weather and climate to come? Try your hand at classifying clouds and investigating the role they play in severe...
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Maps on Hawaii's water and geology; Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
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Published in 2010
Flow: Currents and climate introduces viewers to oceanic thermohaline circulation -- the system of global ocean currents that cycle warm and cold water across the planet. This marine conveyor belt is a key mechanism in the complex exchange of energy between the oceans and the atmosphere,...
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On this site, you can visually see the difference between El Nino and La Nina by playing a short video animation.
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Published in 2015
Why do hurricanes get their own season? The reason for the season is because of the three requirements for a hurricane to form. Precursor storms off the coast of Africa that travel on currents, warm ocean temperatures, and low wind shear due to the location of the jet stream are only available...
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By TED-Ed
Water covers over 70% of the Earth, cycling from the oceans and rivers to the clouds and back again. It even makes up about 60% of our bodies. But in the rest of the solar system, liquid water is almost impossible to find. So how did our planet end up with so much of this substance? And where did it...
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Published in 2015
Watch this video and learn how clouds are created and cool facts about them.
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Published in 1998
This report illustrates why there are changes on the ice sheet that covers the Antarctica continent. Students will better understand the evolution of the Antarctic ice sheet. Included are templates for making a paper model, instructions for assembly, and a discussion of development of the Antarctic...
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Published in 1997
This report illustrates why caves develop in limestone. Students will better understand the evolution of Karst topography. Included are templates for making a paper model, instructions for its assembly, and a discussion of development of Karst topography.
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Water phases are color coded around the Earth. Cutout, fold, and paste. Download the PDF file. This satellite image was observed by the NASDA-developed AMSR-E that is carried aboard NASA's Earth-Observing satellite, Aqua. AMSR-E enables viewing most of the water phases on Earth (clouds, vapor...
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Published in 2006
In this lesson, students explore human impact on water resources, investigate the quality of their commuity's water supply, and consider ways to clean up and avoid further pollution.
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This downloadable poster showcases water cycle.
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Students use the Tides Online web page to answer questions on this student worksheet.
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There are three states of matter: gas, liquid, and solid. Water in our atmosphere exists in these three states constantly. As the temperature of water vapor (a gas) decreases, it will reach the point at which it turns into a liquid (called the dew point or the point at which dew forms). This change...
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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...
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View NOAA water levels at a station near you.
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The Mariana Trench and Puerto Rico Trench animations.
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Science doesn't have to be a list of boring facts or calculations. How does a drop of water feel as it evaporates or plunges down a gully after a fierce rainstorm? How does a rock fee when it transforms into a liquid and is ejected from a volcano? Create a digital story that shares a scientific...
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This is the first of three lessons thta have been developed to teach students about Earth's water cycle, the importance of freshwater resources, and how NASA studies water in Earth's systems.
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In this activity, students will learn about sea ice and land ice. They will observe ice melting on a solid surface near a body of water and ice melting in a body of water. Prior to the activity, students will predict what each situation will do to the level of water and then compare their prediction...
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