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Quality lesson plans, activities, and other materials for formal and informal educators from the NOW community.
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Explore an ocean's-worth of information related to our efforts to protect and restore the nation's waters from pollution. You'll find experiments and activities for elementary school students and life-long learners alike. We hope the information here helps inspire you and others to further...
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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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How do scientists zero in on deep sea vents within the world's vast oceans - especially when they are located a mile or more below the surface? Think like a scientist and you'll find out! Climb aboard this virtual expedition along an unknown stretch of the Pacific Ocean's Juan de Fuca Ridge to see...
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Published in 1993
The following activities are designed to give students a better grasp of concepts relating to groundwater, aquifers, and hydrology. The suggested materials are commonly available at drug, hardware, and grocery stores. For the activities to work best, students should collect only clear bottles with...
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What is a watershed? How do our actions affect the health of a watershed? Students explore these questions by analyzing pictures and identifying watershed features. Students then make a watershed model using a plastic shower curtain, a spray bottle of water and themselves or classroom objects. The...
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The deep oceans are Earth's last undiscovered frontier. And the deep sea vent communities are weird enough to convince your students that this is one science topic well worth studying! These resources will help your students make real-world connections to biology, geology, and chemistry. They'll...
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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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By EcoMUVE
EcoMUVE is a curriculum that was developed at the Harvard Graduate School of Education that uses immersive virtual environments to teach middle school students about ecosystems and casual patterns. EcoMUVE was developed with funding from the Institute of Educational Science (IES), US Department of...
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This manipulative by the National Weather Service has diagrams thatconnect the lunar phases to the tides.
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Students use the Tides Online web page to answer questions on this student worksheet.
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This lesson uses web-based resources that are found within the theme with which this lesson is associated. The purpose of the lesson is to help you integrate these web-based resources into your curriculum. If you need more science content information, refer to the text associated with the overall...
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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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All of the water on Earth is part of a never-ending cycle called the water cycle. Water evaporates (becomes gas) from the surface of the Earth, condenses in the atmosphere as clouds, falls to the Earth as precipitation and then evaporates again, starting the whole process over. In this activity,...
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How can resource managers and concerned public groups repair coastal resources damaged by human activity or natural events? In this activity, students will be able to give at least three examples or natural events and human activities that injure coastal resources. Students will be able to describe...
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This module, intended for grades 3 to 5, includes a storybook and three classroom activities. In the storybook, three kids work collaboratively to explore and investigate surface currents found in the ocean and the Great Lakes while learning about the journey of a seafaring plastic duck. Three...
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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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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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High school science teachers can visit this site for thousands of adaptable, teacher-tested instructional materials for the classroom. Developed by New Visions for Public Schools, the Open Educational Resource collection offers curricular materials across a range of content areas, including full...
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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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