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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 ...

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 ...

Lab 7: Is Your Region Ready for a Drought?
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 lab, students apply the ...

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 ...

California Climate: Pacific Ocean Connection
I use this lesson as a group assignment in my Earth Science classes. In the face-to-face and field studies classes, the groups present their findings/and recommendations to the class on the last meeting day.

ConcepTest: Stream Baseflow During Droughts
What happens to the volume of water that passes from groundwater to streams during a prolonged drought? a. it increases b. it decreases c. no change

ConcepTest: Hydrologic Cycle #13
The following diagram illustrates the Hydrologic Cycle. What would happen to the process identified by arrow 8 during a prolonged drought? a. Increase b. Decrease c. Can not be determined

GOES Hurricane Linda

This NASA lithograph presents a GOES satellite image of Hurricane Linda as it approached Baja, California on September 12, 1997. A brief explanation of how hurricanes are formed and a classroom ...

Hurricanes as Heat Engines

In this activity, students examine the effects of hurricanes on sea surface temperature using NASA data. They examine authentic sea surface temperature data to explore how hurricanes extract heat ...

A Global Issue: The Impacts of Climate Change

This is lesson five of a 9-lesson module. Activity explores the effects of climate change on different parts of the Earth system and on human well-being: polar regions, coral reefs, disease vectors, ...

Exploring NCAR Climate Change Data Using GIS

This Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter uses ArcGIS and climate data from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Climate Change Scenarios GIS Data Portal to help users learn the basics ...
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Exploring the Link between Hurricanes and Climate using GCM Results

In this activity, students examine global climate model output and consider the potential impact of global warming on tropical cyclone initiation and evolution. As a follow-up, students read two ...




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