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A Walk Through the Earth: Volcanoes and Earthquakes (Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Episode 1)
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Eric Muller, science educator for the Exploratorium Teacher Institute in San Francisco, ...

Eric Muller, science educator for the Exploratorium Teacher Institute in San Francisco, CA, provides a hands-on, "feet-on" way of teaching about volcanoes and the layers of the Earth.

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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Eric Muller
Exploratorium
Robert Payo
Stephanie Chasteen
A Walk Through the Earth: Volcanoes and Earthquakes (Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Episode 1)
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This article describes and links to a podcast episode in which Eric ...

This article describes and links to a podcast episode in which Eric Muller, science educator for the Exploratorium Teacher Institute, provides a hands-on, "feet-on" way of teaching about volcanoes and the layers of the Earth. The article also includes information about using podcasts in elementary classrooms and a link to the Exploratorium Teacher Institute in San Francisco, CA.

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Life Science
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Eric Muller
Exploratorium
Robert Payo
Stephanie Chasteen
A Sense of Balance: Activity 1
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This demonstration is designed to show how the inputs and outputs of ...

This demonstration is designed to show how the inputs and outputs of energy or mass in a system balance. Students create a reservoir model using a hose, a bucket, a tub with a drain and overflow triangle, a ruler, and water, to understand the inputs and outputs of a local watershed or reservoir. A worksheet accompanies the activity. The resource is supported by teacher background information, assessments, and a scoring rubric. This is Activity 1 of the learning module, Global Balance, part of the lesson series, Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change.

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Oceanography
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Simulation
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Polar Studies: Exploring Relationships Between Insolation and Temperature (Part 1)
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In this learning activity, students compare changes in insolation with changes in ...

In this learning activity, students compare changes in insolation with changes in surface temperature in the polar regions using scientific visualizations of global data sets. Links to readings related to the shrinking ice cap and albedo are included. This is part 1 of a four-part activity on polar science. Extension activities examining air and sea surface temperature in relation to changing Earth albedo are included. This activity is one of several learning activities connected with the 2007 GLOBE Earth system poster.

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Engineering
Mathematics
Atmospheric Science
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
The Earth's Layers Lesson #1
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This lesson teaches the students about the different layers of the Earth ...

This lesson teaches the students about the different layers of the Earth and how they work together. Students will be able to: Name and label the four layers of the Earth; Identify the main minerals that make up each layer; Explain how scientists formulated the idea that the Earth is comprised of four layers.

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Geology
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NASA
Oregon State University
Sand or Rock? Finding Out from 1000 km (2008 PUMAS version)
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In this activity, students are introduced to the concept of remote sensing. ...

In this activity, students are introduced to the concept of remote sensing. In the course of this experiment, students will investigate heat conduction on two surfaces and understand the application of these techniques to spacecraft investigations of surfaces in the solar system. Materials required for the outdoor demonstration include a cement step, sand, laboratory thermometers, foam rubber, and a meter stick. An optional indoor experimental set up uses twin desk lamps with equal-wattage tungsten bulbs and an infrared thermometer. A student datasheet accompanies the activity. This resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications.

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Physics
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Simulation
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Introduction to Oceanography (OCEA 101)
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Planet Earth’s ocean covers over seventy percent of its surface, yet oceanographic ...

Planet Earth’s ocean covers over seventy percent of its surface, yet oceanographic research has only recently come to its full potential with the advent of new technologies. This course in Introductory Oceanography emphasizes the need to understand geologic, chemical, physical, and biologic processes or features that occur in ocean environments. It is designed to be thorough enough to prepare you for more advance work, while presenting the concepts to non-majors in a way that is meaningful and not overwhelming.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl

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Oceanography
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Full Course
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Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
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Open Course Library
GLOBE Videos: Soil Characterization - Soil Temperature (10:54 min)
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This video describes how to select a soil temperature study site, and ...

This video describes how to select a soil temperature study site, and demonstrates the procedure students use when taking soil temperature measurements in the field. The resource includes a video and a written transcript, and is supported by the Soil Temperature Protocol in the GLOBE Teacher Guide. This is one of five videos about soils in the 24-part instructional video series describing scientific protocols used by GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment) a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.

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NASA
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GLOBE Videos: Water Transparency and Temperature (10:58 min)
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This video demonstrates students measuring the transparency of water, a measure of ...

This video demonstrates students measuring the transparency of water, a measure of water quality, using a Secchi disk or turbidity tube. Field measurements of water temperature are also shown. The resource includes a video and a written transcript, and is supported by the Water Transparency and Temperature Protocols in the GLOBE Teacher's Guide. This is one of seven videos on hydrology in the 24-part instructional video series describing scientific protocols used by GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment), a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Oceanography
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Lecture
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
GLOBE Videos: Overview (10:59 min)
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This video highlights students taking scientific measurements to support investigations in atmospheric ...

This video highlights students taking scientific measurements to support investigations in atmospheric science, hydrology, soils, and land cover. It shows students reporting data through the Web, creating scientific visualizations for analysis, and collaborating with students and scientists around the world. This is one two introductory videos in the 24-part GLOBE video series. GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.

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Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Hydrology
Oceanography
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
GLOBE Videos: Hydrology Protocols - Water pH (11:29 min)
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This video demonstrates students measuring the acidity of water, using pH indicator ...

This video demonstrates students measuring the acidity of water, using pH indicator paper and a pH meter. The resource includes a video and a written transcript, and is supported by the Water pH Protocol in the GLOBE Teacher's Guide. This is one of seven videos on hydrology in the 24-part instructional video series describing scientific protocols used by GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment), a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.

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Oceanography
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Lecture
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
GLOBE Videos: Hydrology Protocols-Salinity (11:52 min)
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The video is a procedural guide to sampling salinity measurements in water ...

The video is a procedural guide to sampling salinity measurements in water bodies in the field. It provides a step-by-step explanation of field procedures and features students conducting the investigation and asking questions about what changes in salinity could indicate in rivers, lakes, and estuaries. The resource includes a video, transcript, and is supported by the Salinity Protocol in the GLOBE Teacher's Guide. This is one of seven videos on hydrology in the 24-part instructional video series describing scientific protocols used by GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment), a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.

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Oceanography
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Lecture
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
GLOBE Videos: Hydrology Protocols - Dissolved Oxygen (12:06 min)
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This video introduces the measurement of dissolved oxygen in a water body ...

This video introduces the measurement of dissolved oxygen in a water body as an important indicator of ecosystem health, and demonstrates students analyzing a water sample for dissolved oxygen. The resource includes a video and a written transcript, and is supported by the Dissolved Oxygen Protocol in the GLOBE Teacher's Guide. This is one of seven videos on hydrology in the 24-part instructional video series describing scientific protocols used by GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment), a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.

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Oceanography
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Lecture
Provider:
NASA
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NASA Wavelength
GLOBE Videos: Hydrology Protocols-Nitrates (12:13 min)
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This video provides a step-by-step guide to determining nitrate and nitrite concentrations ...

This video provides a step-by-step guide to determining nitrate and nitrite concentrations in a water sample, using a nitrate testing kit. It describes what chemical reactions are taking place throughout the testing process. The resource includes a video and a written transcript, and is supported by the Nitrate Protocol in the GLOBE Teacher's Guide. This is one of seven videos on hydrology in the 24-part instructional video series describing scientific protocols used by GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment) a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Oceanography
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Lecture
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
GLOBE Videos: Earth as a System (12:21 min)
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Focusing on air, water, land and life, this video describes how these ...

Focusing on air, water, land and life, this video describes how these components are connected in the Earth system through the flow of energy, cycles of water and biogeochemistry. Methods of studying the Earth system, ranging from field observations to analysis of satellite images are discussed. This video is one of the 24-part instructional video series describing scientific protocols used by GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment), a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Hydrology
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Lecture
Provider:
NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Exploring the Earth's Magnetic Field:  The Earth as a Magnet (Lessons 1-23)
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This is a workbook of 23 activities spanning the needs of K-12 ...

This is a workbook of 23 activities spanning the needs of K-12 teachers who want to discuss Earth's magnetism in varying degrees of detail. It includes web-based activities, and a variety of hands-on experiments with magnets and electromagnetism. Students will use models to learn how Earth's magnetic field protects us from polar storms, and describe the shape of Earth's magnetic field in space and learn it's correct name.

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Astronomy
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Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
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NASA
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NASA Solar System Exploration
Past and Present Climate (12.301) / Climate Physics and Chemistry (12.842), Fall 2005
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This course introduces students to climate studies, including beginnings of the solar ...

This course introduces students to climate studies, including beginnings of the solar system, time scales, and climate in human history.

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Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Physics
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Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Wunsch, Carl
GLOBE Videos: Soil Characterization - Infiltration (12:50 min)
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This video describes how to select a soil infiltration study site, and ...

This video describes how to select a soil infiltration study site, and demonstrates procedures used when taking soil infiltration in the field. Instructions for fabricating a necessary piece of field equipment, a dual-ring soil infiltrometer, are provided. The resource includes a video and a written transcript, and is supported by the Soil Infiltration Protocol in the GLOBE Teacher's Guide. This is one of five videos about soils in the 24-part instructional video series describing scientific protocols used by GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment) a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.

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Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
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Lecture
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
1492: Using Data to Explain a Journey
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Back in the days of Christopher Columbus, voyages made across bodies of ...

Back in the days of Christopher Columbus, voyages made across bodies of water were dependent upon winds and currents to drive the sailing ships. Thus good navigation routes were often determined by prevailing weather conditions such as the Trade Winds, and then discovered by explorers. In this lesson, students will explore the wind climatology for the Atlantic Ocean basin (as determined by satellite data from the past ten years), and then compare it to the route documented by Columbus in 1492.

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Engineering
Mathematics
Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
Physical Geography
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Activity/Lab
Data Set
Lesson Plan
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NASA
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My NASA DatA+
NASA Wavelength
Author:
Malinda Burk
TRMM at 15: The Reign of Rain
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This video summarizes the contributions of NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) ...

This video summarizes the contributions of NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) toward the understanding of weather and climate, global rainfall, El Niño, and tropical storms, as well as the applications of that science. TRMM was launched in 1997; the video was produced in celebration of TRMM's 15-year anniversary.

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Mathematics
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
NASA
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NASA Wavelength