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Climate as Constraint part of Activities
This classroom assignment and discussion guide presents the relationship between groundwater availability, use, and climate conditions. Students are asked to consider the possible implications of regional climate ...

Gallery Walk Questions on Atmospheric Moisture part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Gallery Walks:Examples
created by Mark Francek, Central Michigan University The following are potential questions that could be used in a gallery walk activity about Atmospheric Mosture. The questions are organized according to the ...

Seawater composition: an introduction part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Activities
In this activity, students collaboratively "build" the hydrologic cycle and use it as a starting point for thinking about the composition of seawater.

Demonstrating Climate Change and the Water Cycle to Fifth Grade Students part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
Demonstration of the greenhouse effect and its role in climate change, discussion of the phases of water and the water cycle, and a hands-on experiment to investigate the role of temperature in phase changes of ...

Making Sustainable Business Decisions In Four Different Industries and Their Effect on People (Social), Planet (Environment), and Profit (Economics) part of SISL:Activities
The student will gain a better understanding of "Global Warming" and the "Triple Bottom Line" by viewing the first two videos. Further the CEO2 game will introduce many new ideas/options that specific industries have to select from in achieving their desired corporate/company goals.

Exploring Marine Carbon Isotope Excursions part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:AGU Modeling Workshop 2010:Activity Ideas
David Jones, Geology Department, Amherst College Topic: stable isotopes, geochemistry, oceanography, carbon cycle Course type: Upper level undergraduate course Description The exercise is designed to introduce ...

Exploring local, regional, and seasonal hydrology patterns using Giovanni data part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Activity Ideas
Gary Randolph, David Smith, Pat Kennedy, Warrern Tomkiewicz, Mark Abolins, and Bob Myers Topics: seasonal hydrology patterns; local and regional hydrology patterns Course Type: intro Description Students will ...

The Incredible Journey- A Walk Through the Water Cycle part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a classroom investigation where students predict, explore and evaluate what happens to water as it travels through the water cycle.

Weather/Water Cycle part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a class activity where students gather information of the water cycle, weather and seasons by doing a lab and game that enforces the concepts of the water cycle.

Singing the Water Cycle part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity teaches the water cycle using song and movement.

Terrarium-Investigating the water cycle in a 1 or 2 liter bottle. part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This guided inquiry investigation will show students how water moves through the water cycle, and how it affects plant life.

Evaporation: Investigating factors that affect it part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an investigation regarding evaporation and the factors that affect it.

Water Cycle: Investigating Condensation part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an introduction to the water cycle where students will use observation, drawing, writing, recording, questioning, and communication to understand the concept of condensation.

Watersheds Urban and Rural part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Students build a model of a watershed, apply water to the model, and explore what happens when elements of the watershed are changed.

What Happens to Water When it Hits the Ground? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Students will test the percolation rates of 6 different soil samples. Three of the samples are measured sand and clay and three are collected from the schoolyard and wetland.

Where is Water Found? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This short demonstration will open students' eyes to the distribution of various water sources on our Earth, but also the limited amount of fresh water for our daily use.

Investigating Weather: A House of Seasons part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a classroom activity where students will create a collage of pictures based upon precipitation/water during each season.

Investigating the Water Cycle: Using Plants to Study Evaporation part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this science activity, students investigate the water cycle by testing the water evaporated from leaves (transpiration) in a field experience. Students use elements of this information to track the water cycle through it's various stages.

The Science of Puddles part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation of puddles where students gather data and record their findings.