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2009 National Hydrologic Assessment
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This site from the Hydrologic Information Center of the National Weather Service ...

This site from the Hydrologic Information Center of the National Weather Service discusses the flood risk in the United States. Maps and satellite images support the text. The site also provides information about snow levels, stream flow, soil conditions, forecasts and outlooks.

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AP Environmental Science: Air, Water and Soil
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Human activities release a variety of substances into the biosphere, many of ...

Human activities release a variety of substances into the biosphere, many of which negatively affect the environment. Pollutants discharged into the environment can accumulate in the air, water, or soil......

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Environmental Science
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Rice University
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University Of California
AP Environmental Science: Cycling of Matter
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The earth's biogeochemical systems involve complex, dynamic processes that depend upon many ...

The earth's biogeochemical systems involve complex, dynamic processes that depend upon many factors. The three main factors upon which life on the earth depends are......

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University Of California
University Of California College Prep
AP Environmental Science: Water
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Water is an abundant substance on earth and covers 71 percent of ...

Water is an abundant substance on earth and covers 71 percent of the earth's surface. Earth’s water consists of three percent freshwater and 97 percent saltwater. All living organisms require water in order to live. In fact, they are mostly comprised of water. Water is also important for other reasons: as an agent of erosion it changes the morphology of the land; it acts as a buffer against extreme climate changes when present as a large body of water, and it helps flush away and dilute pollutants in the environment.

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Environmental Science
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Rice University
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University Of California
University Of California College Prep
The Ability of Permeability
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In this activity (page 11 of the PDF), learners investigate how quickly ...

In this activity (page 11 of the PDF), learners investigate how quickly water moves through various materials. They measure and compare the permeability of gravel, sand, and soil. Although this was created as a post-visit activity for a workshop about earth processes, it also makes an excellent stand alone activity.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Oceanography
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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COSI
Above Water: Buoyancy & Displacement
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In an investigation called "Shape It!" learners craft tiny boats out of ...

In an investigation called "Shape It!" learners craft tiny boats out of clay, set them afloat on water and then add weight loads to them, in order to explore: how objects stay afloat in water; what the relationship is among surface tension, buoyancy, density and displacement; and how shape, size, and type of material affect an object's ability to remain buoyant. The introductory text discusses how heavy steel ships can float on bodies of water like rivers, bays and oceans.

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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
State of New Jersey
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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Liberty Science Center
New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Education
New Jersey School Age Care Coalition
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Absorb & Repel
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In this activity, learners investigate how different materials repel or absorb water. ...

In this activity, learners investigate how different materials repel or absorb water. Learners use spray bottles to explore how everyday items like sponges, cardboard, feathers, etc. respond to water differently. This activity also introduces learners to the scientific method as learners make predictions about which materials will absorb or repel water.

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Life Science
Chemistry
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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Kohl Children's Museum
Acid-Base Solutions
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How do strong and weak acids differ? Use lab tools on your ...

How do strong and weak acids differ? Use lab tools on your computer to find out! Dip the paper or the probe into solution to measure the pH, or put in the electrodes to measure the conductivity. Then see how concentration and strength affect pH. Can a weak acid solution have the same pH as a strong acid solution?

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Life Science
Chemistry
Physics
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Simulations
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University of Colorado Boulder
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Chris Malley
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Lancaster, Kelly
Loeblein, Patricia
Malley, Chris
Parson, Robert
Patricia Loeblein
Perkins, Kathy
PhET Interactive Simulations
Robert Parson
Activities for Studying Tree Rings Online
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Selected resources provide three web-based activities to complement science lessons in an ...

Selected resources provide three web-based activities to complement science lessons in an issue of Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle. The free, online magazine for Grades K-5 teachers explores the essential principles of climate literacy.

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Education
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Ohio State University
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
National Science Foundation
Aesop's Arithmetic
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In this activity (located on page 9 of the PDF), learners are ...

In this activity (located on page 9 of the PDF), learners are introduced to Aesop's fable, "The Crow and the Pitcher." In the story, a clever crow drops pebbles into a pitcher to cause the water level to rise. Eventually, the water is high enough for the crow to take a drink. Learners predict and experiment to see how many pebbles it would take to create the same outcome as in the fable. Use this activity to introduce the concepts of volume and displacement.

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Engineering
Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Oceanography
Physics
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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Chicago Children's Museum
Agricultural Science and Policy I
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Highlights of this course include: Major biological, chemical and physical components of ...

Highlights of this course include: Major biological, chemical and physical components of the agricultural systems The scientific basis for understanding these systems and their management How has science influenced policies related to agriculture, food safety and environment in the United States? How have the policies evolved over time in the US? What has worked and what has not; what are the reasons and what are the consequences? Beyond science, what other factors influence policies? How do we link what we learn to ecological agriculture? How do we use what we learn for policy analysis?

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Full Course
Lecture Notes
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Tufts University
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Tufts University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kathleen Merrigan William Lockeretz
Air-sea Interactions: Activities in Oceanography
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This online set of activities help students learn properties of ocean waves, ...

This online set of activities help students learn properties of ocean waves, wind-wave relationships and properties of tsunamis.

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Oceanography
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Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Teach the Earth
Author:
Steve LaDochy
All About Water!
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Students learn about the differences between types of water (surface and ground), ...

Students learn about the differences between types of water (surface and ground), as well as the differences between streams, rivers and lakes. Then, they learn about dissolved organic matter (DOM), and the role it plays in identifying drinking water sources. Finally, students are introduced to conventional drinking water treatment processes.

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Engineering
Hydrology
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
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Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Jessica Ebert
Marissa H. Forbes
Aluminum Boats
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Test the buoyancy of an aluminum foil boat and an aluminum foil ...

Test the buoyancy of an aluminum foil boat and an aluminum foil ball. Why does the same material in different shapes sink or float? This activity explores the fact that the amount of water pushed aside by an object equals the force of water pushing upward on the object.

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Engineering
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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New York Hall of Science
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
The Amazing Water Trick
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Using two baby food jars, food coloring, and an index card, you'll ...

Using two baby food jars, food coloring, and an index card, you'll 'marry' the jars to see how hot water and cold water mix. Besides illuminating the cool fact that an index card can act as a lid (with no water gushing out), this activity also teaches about the differing densities of hot and cold water.

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Engineering
Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
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Activities and Labs
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Ellen Klages
Linda Shore
Pat Murphy
The Exploratorium
American Museum of Natural History Exhibit on Water and Additional Resources
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This article highlights resources related to water from the American Museum of ...

This article highlights resources related to water from the American Museum of Natural History and at-home activities on ice and water.

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Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
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Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
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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
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Robert Payo
America's Underwater Treasures
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The theme of this guide is: achieving ocean health and balance through ...

The theme of this guide is: achieving ocean health and balance through investigation and data collection techniques that show the necessity for marine sanctuaries, the effects of fisheries and the management practices being followed in today's oceans.

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Oceanography
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
PBS
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Jean Michel Costeau: Ocean Adventures
Author:
Elsie Ovrahim