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Having trouble shifting your instructional practices and building Earth science lessons for middle and high school students that support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)? SciJinks is here to help! Educators can access a tool to search for SciJinks content that matches the elements of the...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Ocean Explorer's Education Theme Pages present ocean science topics like Archaeology, the Arctic, Bioluminescence, Cold Seeps, Deep-Sea Corals, Seamounts, and Vents and Volcanoes. Each page has links to essays, lessons, multimedia interactive activities, career information, and associated past...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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In Deep-Sea Coral Communities: Sentinels of a Changing Ocean, a lesson for grades 9-12 from NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries, students investigate the unique biology of deep-sea corals and learn to identify soft corals, hard corals, invertebrates, and fish found in these communities. To identify...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Set the air temperature and dew point in the four different altitudes and see what type of precipitation will fall to the ground. Watch closely, they may even change form as they fall!
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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The National Climate Assessment offers a wealth of actionable science about the causes, effects, risks, and possible responses to human-caused climate change. NOAA, the NCAnet Education Affinity Group, and members of the CLEAN Network have developed a series of guides for educators that focus on the...
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The mission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Teacher at Sea (TAS) program is to give teachers a clearer insight into our ocean planet, a greater understanding of maritime work and studies, and to increase their level of environmental literacy by fostering an...
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Includes an earthquake intensity location map of North America. Allows searches for specific earthquakes by city and state, so you can look up the intensity of historic earthquakes in your community.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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This activity shows high schoolers what factors tend to resist changes in ocean pH, and why the ocean is salty.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Introduce middle level students (grades 6-8) to the national marine sanctuaries in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and off the coast of American Samoa. The sanctuaries include breeding and feeding grounds of whales, sea lions, sharks, and sea turtles; significant coral reefs and kelp forest...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Discovering, measuring, understanding, and predicting ecological impacts of natural chemical, biological, and geological processes between the solid Earth and Ocean. The Earth-Ocean Interactions Program contributes to NOAA’s objective of achieving a holistic understanding of marine ecosystems by...
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Printable and downloadable booklet and poster about space weather.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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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...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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In this lesson, students will learn how tectonic plates move and how that motion is related to earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis.
Grade Level   7 8
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Covering 70% of the Earth's surface, the ocean plays a major role in our climate, weather, and living conditions for plants and animals. Through the NOAA Adopt a Drifter Program, kids are learning about ocean currents in real time, as scientists collect and analyze ocean data.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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This NOAA site has downloadable infographics on space weather.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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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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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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NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and research has produced a collection of images photographed on-site, created from video frame grabs taken from Deep Discoverer (D2) remotely operated vehicle (ROV) video. Known as the Benthic Deepwater Animal Identification Guide, the resources serve as a...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Sol Hirsch Education Fund Grants are awarded annually to teachers/educators of grades K–12 to help improve the education of their students, school and/or community in the science of meteorology. The Grant is intended to allow teachers to: purchase scientific materials and/or equipment for the...
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