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Hurricanes: Unit Overview
LuAnn Dahlman; John McDaris, Carleton College;
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
LuAnn Dahlman; John McDaris, Carleton College;
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 and Heat Transfer
John McDaris, Carleton College
The lab activity described here was created by John McDaris of SERC for the EarthLabs project. Activity Summary and Learning Objectives This image from the NASA Conceptual Image Lab is a part of a video that shows ...

Sinking Water: A Connection With Glaciers, Ocean Currents and Weather Patterns
Stanley Mraz, North Park Elementary School in Fridley, MN in the Colombia Heights School District. Guided inquiry part of the lesson is based on an original activity from the FOSS Kit, Water, p. 16-18.
This lesson has activities where students will learn about buoyancy and explore how hot water rises and cold water sinks. As an extension and real-life application, students will see that glacial run-off is occurring at a rapid pace and the cold glacial water could potentially change ocean currents thus influencing global climates.

Charles' Law and Ivory Soap
Nancy Thill
This activity is a 2 part lab activity where students record properties of various bars of soap, and make models of molecules as they are cooled or heated. Students develop a new experiment changing one variable.

Beginning Scientific Inquiry with Water Kits
jacquelyn sullivan
This activity is a scientific investigation focusing on inquiry after using the Foss Water Kit. The students will pose a question, create a procedure and produce a poster showing their findings.

The Three Bears Heat Investigation--It's Just Right
Denise M. Gerdes St. Croix Prep Academy, Stillwater, MN Personally developed activity
This is a classroom lab investigation where students use the story of the three bears to discover inadequacies in the story and discover how to make them correct. Convection, conduction and radiation are involved.