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This site, designed for a middle school audience, provides many fine animations, activities, images, animations, and games.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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SciJinks's Weather Science Fair web page offers middle level students project ideas in several categories; those that test a hypothesis (e.g., How does the temperature change during the day? One possible hypothesis: The temperature is lowest at midnight and highest at high noon.); those that review...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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"Explore the evolution, biology, beauty, and benefits of corals and coral reefs, as well as the science behind acidification and bleaching, through the videos of NOAA's multimedia exhibit, The Ocean Today. Written for the middle level and suitable for family audiences, each short (about 3 minutes)...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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In this lesson students will explore the effects of acidic oceans on certain marine organisms, in the ocean food web, and to humans. Students will conduct a science experiment using the scientific method to see the effects of increased aciridity on certain species. They will also invistigate the...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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This video talks about ocean acidification and some of its causes.
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The classroom activity page Winged Ambassadors , Ocean Literacy through the Eyes of Albatross is available free online courtesy of NOAA, Oikonos, and other partners. Albatrosses, charismatic and threatened seabirds, are ambassadors for a clean ocean because they traverse vast oceanic regions...
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Onjects float if they weigh less than the weight o the water they displace. Conversely, onjects will sink if they weigh more than the weight of the water they displace. Students will observe how the added sigar in a can of soda affecs its ability to float in water by the change of density.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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The constant pushing of molecules into each other if the reason we feel wind. As one molecule bumps into another, it transfers energy into the next molecule. This constant pushing on the oceans surface also transfers energy to the water. This energy transfer is responsible for the motion of the...
Grade Level   7 8 9 10 11 12
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Sometimes a claim is made that Christopher Columbus sailed west to prove the world was round and not flat, but that wasn't the case at all. Even in ancient times sailors knew that the Earth was round and ancient scientists not only suspected it was a sphere, but even estimated its size. Measuring...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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The NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is currently investigating the diversity within the deepwater habitats of the Northern Mariana Islands in the Pacific Ocean. On this expedition, scientists are closely examining hydrothermal vent sites, mud volcanoes, subduction zones, seamounts, and the variety of...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Image database from NOAA natural hazards
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Examines the dangers of volcanic ash and how scientists monitor the dispersion of volcanic ash.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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To show that air has weight, the air is removed from one of two balanced balloons throwing the balance off.
Grade Level   5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Different colored objects absorb energy at different rates. That is partially due to albedo. Albedo is the amount of reflection from a surface. The demonstration will show that water in a dark colored can will have a higher temperature after exposure to the sun than water in a shiny can.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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There are two methods water moves from the ground to the atmosphere as part of the hydrologic cycle. Transpiration is basically evaporation of water from plant leaves. Studies have revealed that transpiration accounts for about 10% of the moisture in the atmosphere, with oceans, seas, and other...
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In a clean-air chamber (all solid particles are filtered out) a cloud will not form even with a relative humidity greater than 200%. While clouds are made up of droplets that are essentially distilled water, each droplet is not 100% pure. At the cloud droplet's core is a tiny water attracting...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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View images the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and response to environmental damage.
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This map shows the locations of oil spills and other incidents for which NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) provided scientific support for the response. It also shows the locations of other major spills, but it does not show the location of every significant oil spill.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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This video explains the devastation tsunamis can cause, and how to stay safe in the event of one.
Grade Level   5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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View NOAA water levels at a station near you.
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