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Drought Unit Overview part of EarthLabs for Educators:Drought
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 part of EarthLabs for Educators: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 activity students explore ...

Corals Unit Overview part of EarthLabs for Educators:Corals
The lab activities in this module were created by Erin Bardar and LuAnn Dahlman of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Student Pages » Why Teach about Corals? × Blue tangs swimming in an elkhorn coral forest - ...

Lab 1: Coral Reefs, The Human View part of EarthLabs for Educators:Corals
The lab activity described here was created by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives Students are introduced to coral reef ecosystems and the importance of corals to ...

Lab 2: Anatomy of Coral part of EarthLabs for Educators:Corals
The lab activity described here was created by Erin Bardar and LuAnn Dahlman of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives In this activity, students examine hydra, a fresh-water relative of ...

Fisheries Unit Overview part of EarthLabs for Educators:Fisheries
The lab activities in this module were created by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Student Pages » Why Teach about Fisheries? × Fish are a vital part of the economy, food supply, and health of ...

Drought: Unit Overview part of EarthLabs:Drought
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.

To Fish or Not to Fish? part of EarthLabs for Educators:Fisheries
The lab activity described here was created by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives This lab activity introduces students to Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). In Part A, ...

Gone Fishing part of EarthLabs for Educators:Fisheries
The lab activity described here was created by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives This lab activity introduces students to overfishing, using Georges Bank groundfish as ...

Plenty of Fish in the Sea? part of EarthLabs for Educators:Fisheries
The lab activity described here was created by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives Students begin this investigation by watching a National Geographic slideshow ...

Lab 1: Meteorological Monsters part of EarthLabs for Educators:Hurricanes
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 part of EarthLabs for Educators:Hurricanes
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 part of EarthLabs for Educators:Hurricanes
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 part of EarthLabs for Educators: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 part of EarthLabs for Educators:Hurricanes
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? part of EarthLabs for Educators:Hurricanes
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 part of EarthLabs for Educators:Hurricanes
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 3: Building a Reef part of EarthLabs for Educators:Corals
The lab activity described here was created by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives During this lab, students learn about the life cycle of corals, including how they grow ...

Lab 4: Finding Coral's Ideal Environment part of EarthLabs for Educators:Corals
The lab activity described here was created by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives Corals, like other living animals, require a particular range of environmental ...

Lab 5: Trouble in Paradise: Factors that Impact Coral Health part of EarthLabs for Educators:Corals
The lab activity described here was created by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives In the previous lab, students explored the characteristics of the ocean environment in ...