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The Grand Canyon
This interdisciplinary lesson plan deals with the consequences of damming in the Grand Canyon area. The students, role-playing as scientists, write a proposal to try experimental flooding. -

Lab 1: Where's the Water?
The lab activity described here was created by Betsy Youngman of Phoenix Country Day School and LuAnn Dahlman of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives Using data on the world's water ...

Lab 6: Drying of the American West
The lab activity described here was created by Betsy Youngman of Phoenix Country Day School and LuAnn Dahlman of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives When populations live in areas where ...

Using GIS to Map Emergency Response to Municipal Flooding
Using GIS to Map Emergency Response to Municipal Flooding

Drought Unit Overview
Drought is an ever-present threat to all people whose lifestyles have been built on the availability of water. Across the planet, millions of humans make their homes and grow crops in areas that receive minimal amounts of precipitation. In this EarthLabs module students learn that when precipitation drops below normal, drought conditions can develop and economic, environmental, and social impacts can follow. The unit teaches students to interpret climate data to recognize the symptoms and evaluate the severity of drought. The unit raises awareness of the need to be prepared to face drought conditions that may become more common as our planet warms.

Lab 8: Drought Mitigation Trade-offs
The lab activity described here was created by Betsy Youngman of Phoenix Country Day School and LuAnn Dahlman of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives In this activity students explore ...

Hurricanes: Unit Overview
In this EarthLabs module, students will do hands-on experiments and study hurricanes in satellite imagery and visualizations. They'll also explore over 150 years of storm data to find out when and where these storms occur. If students are studying hurricanes during hurricane season, they can monitor the position and status of storms in real time. Hurricanes can serve as an exciting entry point into understanding everyday weather, or a culminating topic for an Earth system or environmental science unit.

Hurricanes Unit Overview
In this EarthLabs module, students will do hands-on experiments and study hurricanes in satellite imagery and visualizations. They'll also explore over 150 years of storm data to find out when and where these storms occur. If students are studying hurricanes during hurricane season, they can monitor the position and status of storms in real time. Hurricanes can serve as an exciting entry point into understanding everyday weather, or a culminating topic for an Earth system or environmental science unit.

Drought: Unit Overview
Drought is an ever-present threat to all people whose lifestyles have been built on the availability of water. Across the planet, millions of humans make their homes and grow crops in areas that receive minimal amounts of precipitation. In this EarthLabs module students learn that when precipitation drops below normal, drought conditions can develop and economic, environmental, and social impacts can follow. The unit teaches students to interpret climate data to recognize the symptoms and evaluate the severity of drought. The unit raises awareness of the need to be prepared to face drought conditions that may become more common as our planet warms.

Lab 1: Meteorological Monsters
The lab activity described here was created by Martos Hoffman of TERC and John McDaris of SERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives In this introductory activity, students view and interpret ...

Lab 2: Hurricane Anatomy
The lab activity described here was created by John McDaris of SERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives Students view and explore a variety of different hurricane visualizations: movies of ...

Lab 3: Putting Hurricanes on the Calendar
The lab activity described here was created by LuAnn Dahlman of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives Students explore NOAA's official record of tropical storms and hurricanes, then ...

Hot Water and Hurricanes
The lab activity described here was created by LuAnn Dahlman of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives Students explore issues related to the rapid intensification of hurricanes. They ...

Hurricanes and Heat Transfer
The lab activity described here was created by John McDaris of SERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives In this activity students investigate how hurricanes transfer heat by conducting ...

Death and Destruction
The lab activity described here was created by LuAnn Dahlman of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives Students search for images and video that illustrate the dangers that hurricanes pose ...

Lab 6: Why Keep an Eye on the Barometer?
The lab activity described here was created by Martos Hoffman and LuAnn Dahlman of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives Students graph the relationship between air pressure and wind ...

Lab 4: Putting Hurricanes on the Map
The lab activity described here was created by LuAnn Dahlman of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives Students select a storm from the HURDAT database and create its track in the ...

Lab 2: What's a Watershed?
The lab activity described here was created by Betsy Youngman of Phoenix Country Day School and LuAnn Dahlman of TERC for the EarthLabs project. The hands-on activity in Part A is adapted from similar lessons by ...

Lab 4: When Precipitation Patterns Change
The lab activity described here was created by Betsy Youngman of Phoenix Country Day School and LuAnn Dahlman of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives In this activity students develop a ...

Lab 5: Droughts of the Past
The lab activity described here was created by Betsy Youngman of Phoenix Country Day School and LuAnn Dahlman of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives America's most famous drought ...




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