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The Science Literacy Maps are an interactive tool for teachers and learners to explore specific science and math concepts. The maps illustrate connections between concepts as well as how concepts build upon one another across grade levels. Clicking on a concept within the maps will show resources...
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Meteo AR and Meteo VR are apps for exploring geoscience data from your mobile device. They are free and available for download in the Apple Store and Google play.
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WebWeather for Kids provides information on many different weather-related topics, such as clouds, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and more.
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The purpose of this experiment is to see condensation.
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The purpose of this experiment is to observe how a vortex forms.
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The purpose of this experiment is to observe a vortex.
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The purpose of this experiment is to observe how moisture, cooling temperature, and condensation nuclei play a role in cloud formation.
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The purpose of this experiment is to observe fog formation.
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A kid-friendly online portal to learn about different atmospheric phenomena, like the water cycle, severe weather, rainbows and clouds, and more.
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This guide outlines strategies to build literacy and science skills by combining online science learning, using our Kids' Crossing Web site, and our favorite hands-on classroom activities!
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The UCAR Center for Science Education has a small (but growing!) collection of games related to weather, climate, atmospheric science and space weather education. The Center also has a modest collection of interactives and simulations related to atmospheric science topics.
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The purpose of this experiment is to watch lightning and hear thunder to give you clues about how far away you are from a storm.
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The purpose of this experiment is to see convection.
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Even small thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightning, which kills more people than tornadoes each year. Thunderstorms also cause heavy rain, flash flooding, hail, strong winds and tornadoes. When warm and cold air masses meet, a thunderstorm can grow. In this activity, you...
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Static electricity can be used to demonstrate the electricity of lightning. This activity will demonstrate the attraction of positive and negative charges and what happens when those opposite charges meet each other.
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How does a cloud form? What’s a sunspot? Why is climate changing? At The UCAR Center for Science Education’s Learning Zone, you can explore these questions and more.
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"People who are literate in atmospheric science understand the """"big ideas"""" of the relevant scientific knowledge. Armed with this understanding, they will have the basis to communicate about the Earth's atmosphere in a meaningful way, and be equipped to make informed and responsible decisions...
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The purpose of this experiment is to observe conduction.
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Careers in atmospheric and Earth sciences; job opportunities
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