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This activity shows students how to read and interpret a common data representation, the heat map. Students will examine heat map representations of Earth science data over time, discuss trends and compare data sets in order to assess potential correlation.
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EPA offers hands-on activities to teach middle and high school students about air quality and climate change. Build Your Own Particle Sensor (grades 5-12) introduces basic information about particulate matter air pollution and electronics and gives students opportunities to develop problem-solving...
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Students create a tasty model that illustrates plate tectonic motions. They learn how Earth's tectonic plates (lithosphere) ride atop the slow flowing asthenosphere layer. At the end of the experiment, students will understand how plates interact t their boundaries.
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Have you ever looked at a stone wall and wondered where the different rocks came from and what story they may tell? In the field, select a stone wall to look at with your students. Close observations will probably lead to numerous questions, many of which can be answered by logical thinking...
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Two activities are provided to help students understand factors affecting the biological health of a harbor as well as what influences oil terminal placement. The first activity helps the student analyze NASA SeaWiFS data in six different harbors. SeaWiFS is NASA's Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view...
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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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Two remote sensing activities are listed. Activity 1 provides GOES images from NASA to help you learn to track a hurricane. Activity 2 allows you to investigate the relationship between wind speed in a hurricane and two other factors.
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The atmosphere is a mixture of gases. Similarly, the world's oceans and fresh waters contain dissolved chemicals. Many substances dispersed in air or water are measured in parts per million. Some of these substances are colorless, odorless, and tasteless, yet even in small quantities they can be...
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Flood! Activity provides Landsat images from NASA to help you find evidence that a river channel has moved over time. During a flood, a river not only overflows, it also becomes more powerful--it carves away its banks at a faster rate, it gouges a deeper channel, and it carries more sediment. But a...
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Caves form through a variety of natural processes depending on their local geology and climate. Flowing lava, melting ice, dissolving rock, and crashing waves are the major processes that form these wondrous environments. In this activity, students will observe a model of how the most common type of...
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Traditional geologic maps — sometimes crisscrossed with lines, blotted with colors, and marked with strike and dip symbols — have been used to depict the geologic makeup of the Earth for many years. New technologies such as satellite-enabled remote sensing are allowing geoscientists to create...
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"""""Exploring Earth: Investigating Clouds"""" is a hands-on activity in which visitors create a cloud in a bottle and explore it with laser light. The activity is connected to current and ongoing NASA mission research. Participants learn about ways that NASA uses satellite technology to observe...
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"Join Owlie and friends to embark on a """"Severe Weather Preparedness Adventure!""""Most appropriate for elementary and middle levels, this online game -- produced as part of NOAA and the National Weather Service's Young Meteorologist program -- teaches students how to stay safe through weather...
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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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"This discussion activity has been devised to encourage pupils to think about rock cycle processes in the context of the area outside their own school. By leading the small group discussion using questions like """"What might happen next?"""", """"And then?"""", or """"Can you think of another...
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"Students use ice cream glaciers and hot wax lava flows to simulate the interactions of glaciers and lava flows. This lesson plan is part of the """"Living with a Volcano in Your Backyard"""" curriculum, created through a partnership between Mount Rainier National Park and the US Geological Survey...
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In this activity, you’ll  investigate dynamics in Earth’s crust that explain multiple Earth science phenomena.
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This activity will provide you with an introduction to a series of lessons — Survivor Earth — about water resources on Earth. You’ll investigate Earth systems by making observations in nature and identifying systems in the natural world. Ultimately, you will understand how the four spheres, or...
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Published in 2017
Explore geologic features through an interactive from NOVA’s Making North America in this lesson plan from WGBH. Observe and gather evidence of geoscience processes such as weathering, erosion, and deposition, that have shaped and continue to shape Earth’s surface at varying spatial and time...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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NatureBridge fosters environmental literacy to sustain our planet. Through hands-on environmental science programs in nature's classroom, we bring science to life for more than 30,000 children and teens each year. With our vision for a more sustainable planet, we advocate for effective environmental...
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