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Published in 2017
A total solar eclipse happens somewhere on Earth once every year or two. What is an eclipse? Learn more about how solar eclipses happen, the four types of eclipses, and how to view the sun safely if you're within the path of totality.
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"From the thin air of Mount Everest to the intense pressure of the Challenger Deep, Earth is full of amazing extremes! Record-setting extremes are always being updated. Scientists and explorers discover new materials and refine their measuring methods, upsetting our ideas of """"biggest"""" or...
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Students use prior knowledge, a photo gallery, and a video to discuss what they already know about extreme weather on Earth and brainstorm a list of weather-related words. Then they organize information they learned about weather events and conditions present for each type of weather event, and...
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Students use polystyrene foam balls and light bulbs to investigate the sun's intensity on the surface of the Earth.
Grade Level   2 3 4 5
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Students compare ways of investigating weather on Earth and on other planets in our solar system. They use a video to discuss which different types of weather information might helps us understand what the environments are like on each planet. Then students compare and contrast weather conditions...
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Students discuss their feelings about extreme natural events, learn safety and preparation tips, and create safety signs.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Students use an interactive natural hazards map to construct their own maps of extreme natural events by United States region. Then they identify patterns.
Grade Level   4 5
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Students brainstorm types of extreme natural events, describe the dangerous characteristics of each, and compare and contrast them.
Grade Level   4 5
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Educators can access a database featuring thousands of educational materials teaching science and other subjects. These resources -- which include a wide assortment of activities, articles, collections, infographics, lessons, maps, photographs, videos, and more -- address learners from all levels...
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