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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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The National Park Service brings you information on geologic time and how we tell the age of the Earth. Learn about fundamental geologic concepts, view a geologic time module, view a video on the Big Ideas in Geoscience, and look at fossils and rocks throughout geologic time.
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This activity guide has been intended to educate students in kindergarten through ninth grade to help them understnd the definition of water pollution using the basic principles of science and mathematics. The activities focus on the four main types of water polutants -- sediments, nutrients,...
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This activity is designed to show stdents the relationship between ocean tides and the lunar movements. It uses the tide data for Boston Harbor to show these relationships, but data from other sites can also be used.
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This manipulative by the National Weather Service has diagrams thatconnect the lunar phases to the tides.
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Download an assortment of puzzles, brain-teasers, coloring activities, and formal curricula from NOAA's Marine Debris Program. Grades 1-12.
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Water moves from the ground to the atmosphere and then returns to the ground, however, the actual path water takes in its cycle is more complicated. There are many stops on water's journey. Students will learn how the water cycle works using 3-D paper craft activity.
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Estuaries 101 is a series of curricular resources designed to help educators bring estuarine science into the classroom. All of these materials can be adapted to meet any grade level. The lessons and activities feature hands-on learning, experiments, fieldwork, and data explorations. Each lesson is...
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This hands-on SustainABLE activity is meant to promote conversation about how water is distributed and used, ad how we can work together to conserve this limited resource. In different parts of the country, guests may be familiar with different issues around water. For example, in some areas, purity...
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Dive and Discover is an interactive website designed to immerse you in the excitement and discovery of exploration of the deep seafloor. Dive and Discover brings you right on board a series on research cruises around the globe, and gives you access to the latest oceanographic and deep submergence...
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Sailors for the Sea unites boaters to protect the ocean. Get involved with clean regattas, informative articles on ocean health and habitat, and environental lesson plans for kids.
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Published in 2016
Though oceans cover more than 70 percent of Earth's surface, less than 5 percent of our oceans have been explored. Research and commercial vessels travel the surface of the ocean regularly, but the deepest parts of the ocean remain largely unseen by humans. The ocean floor in particular is home to...
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Quality lesson plans, activities, and other materials for formal and informal educators from the NOW community.
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Published in 2017
"""""Exploring Earth: Rising Sea"""" is a hands-on activity demonstrating ways to use topographical mapping techniques to track changes in sea level. The activity is connected to current NASA research. Together, participants and facilitators can discuss the effects of rising sea levels on coastal...
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There are a variety of details in understanding tides. For elementary students, simply understanding what tides are and their frequency is appropriate (each day typically has two high tides and two low tides). Tying this to a model of gravity and the Moon’s motion and phases to understand tides...
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Hey Kids! If you are interested in the USS Monitor, marine life, or just fascinated by shipwrecks, this is the place for you! Did you know that the USS Monitor is one of the most famous warships of all time? That it was the Union’s first ironclad and was built in only 100 days? That it sank off...
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