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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.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Students discuss how scientists learn about weather on other planets, brainstorm characteristics of extreme weather on other planets, and use a video to identify new information about weather in our solar system. Then students compare and contrast weather conditions for planets in our solar system.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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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 and categorize a list of weather-related words and phrases. Then they identify the necessary conditions for weather events to occur, and the factors that affect...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Students use maps and graphs to understand how th efrequency of billion-dollar natural disaster events has changed over time. They analyze how climate change affected the 2017 California wildfires and the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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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 and categorize a list of weather-related words and phrases. Then they identify the necessary conditions for weather events to occur, and the factors that affect...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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How is the world connected to the pencil you hold in your hand? Complete this activity to find out.
Grade Level   7 8 9 10 11 12
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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...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Students compare miniature models to real things. Then they explore maps and globes as miniature versions of places on the Earth.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3
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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...
Grade Level   2 3 4 5
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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...
Grade Level   2 3 4 5
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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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Published in 2006
Students learn about the Human Footprint data set, analyze a map showing where and to what extent humans have influenced Earth, and participate in class discussion.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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"Crucial to our existence, water sustains all life on Earth. Following the old adage, """"""""What goes around comes around-"""""""" water moves continuously through the stages of the hydrologic cycle (evaporation, condensation, and precipitation). How does our drinking water fit into this...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4
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