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The National Speleological Society does more than any other organization to study, explore, and conserve cave and karst resources; protect access to caves; encourage responsible management of caves and their unique environments; and promote responsible caving.
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This infographic explains the science behind tsunamis, from how they're created to how the affect the public.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2016
Essential Question: How can I improve my community watershed... starting with my own schoolyard? It may be possible to make changes to the land that will improve your watershed. As you learned earlier, such changes are called conservation practices. Your goal is to reduce as much runoff as possible...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Pollution, both macroscopic and microscopic, is an important environmental issue for aquatic ecosystems. For this lab, students will model how nanoparticle pollution travels from land to water.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2012
This video was taken without the ROV while using the GoPro HD Hero2. The video was taken on what is locally referred to as South Creek at the head of the Akutan Harbor in the eastern Aleutian Islands. The water depth was about 5 inches. It seemed like an interesting perspective to view the rapd...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Learn how increased impervious cover associated with urbanization alters the natural cycling of water.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2010
The GlobCover Portal provides access to the results of the GlobCover project. GlobCover is an ESA initiative which began in 2005 in partnership with JRC, EEA, FAO, UNEP, GOFC-GOLD and IGBP. The aim of the project was to develop a service capable of delivering global composites and land cover maps...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2014
China has donated to the United Nations the first open-access, high-resolution map of Earth's land cover, on 22 September 2014, as a contribution towards the global sustainable development and combating climate change. The GlobeLand30 datasets are freely available and comprise ten types of land...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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What are convergent boundaries? Examine how collisions of oceanic and continental plates can create volcanoes, island arcs, and earthquakes.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Through these exercises, students learn the impact humans have on estuaries.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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You will create a model of a watershed with paper. By observing how surface water flow is determined by the shape of the land, you will visually and dramatically observe the physical characteristics of a watershed, and investigate the impacts of human land use decisions.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Published in 2016
Many things contribute to a healthy watershed. Certain land cover types like farm fields, cow pastures, sewage treatment plants and landfills are sources of nutrient and sediment pollution to streams. Rain falling on hot parking lots and rooftops in the summer delivers warm runoff water to streams....
Grade Level   6 7 8
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This is a demonstration of the affects on a continental land mass of an ice sheet growing and then melting. Students can relate their models to the changing state of balance in the Earth's lithosphere when additional loading, such as an ice sheet, is added or removed.
Grade Level   11 12
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Published in 2007
This DragonflyTV segment follows the SciGirls as they discover how wetlands act as a filter, separating water from rocks, sand, leaves, and other pollutants. They explore biodiversity of three types of wetlands and learn about the plants and animals found in each ecosystem. Also available in...
Grade Level   4 5 6
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CareerOneStop occupation profile for a Hydrologist. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2016
Scientists who mapped where land and water have shifted were surprised to find that Earth has gained more land than it has lost since 1985.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2013
This YouTube clip from MinuteEarth describes how soil liquefaction works, and why it causes buildings and cars to collapse and sink into the ground.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 1994
Students often ask how scientists know that the continents have moved. This activity about the apparent wandering of the North Pole provides good evidence that the continents do indeed move.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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This resource will give high school students and teachers a better understanding of the variety of wetlands, their importance, how they are threatened, and what can be done to conserve them for future generations. Students and teachers can read fact sheets, view federal funding resources and...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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WETMAAP originated in 1994 as a Wetland Education Program and in 2010 management of the program moved to CNL World, a science education and outreach non-profit. WETMAAP supports education outreach and professional development for environmental and earth sciences formal and informal educators....
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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