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Mass Balance Model
Activity and Starting Point page by R.M. MacKay. Clark College, Physics and Meteorology.
Students are introduced to the concept of mass balance, flow rates, and equilibrium using an online interactive water bucket model. -

Sun Spot Analysis
Bob Mackay, Clark College; Mike Clark
Introductory students use Excel to graph monthly mean Greenwich sunspot numbers from 1749 to 2004 and perform a spectral analysis of the data using the free software program "Spectra". -

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.

Lab 2: Earth's Frozen Oceans
The lab activity described here was developed by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Use the button at the right to navigate to the student activity pages for this lab. To open the student pages in a ...

Sun Path: Interactive On-line Mac or PC
Sun Path JAVA applet written by the Australia National University. Starting Point example and page by R.M. MacKay.
Students use SunPath in the yearly mode to investigate seasonal changes in sunrise, sunset, length of day and sun altitude at their own latitude. JAVA activity for Mac or PC. -

Reflection and Absorption of Light
Bob Mackay, Clark College
Students use a microcomputer connected to a light sensor and temperature probe to explore the reflection and absorption of light. -

Investigating Static Electricity: Creating Lightning on a much smaller scale
Kathy Ahrndt Northside Elementary Benson, MN 56215 References: The Science Mailbox, p. 61, Copyright 2006 MNSTEP Handouts on Static Electricity (1985 The Bakken) Website: Physics Education Technology. "Simulations". Balloons and Static Electricity, http://phet.colorado.edu/new/simulations/sims.php?sim=Balloons_and_Static_Electricity (14 August 2007) Website: Science Made Simple. "Static Electricity". Learn about Static Charge & Static Shocks, http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/static.html (14 August 2007)
This activity is a guided exploration of how static electricity works and how it relates to lightning.

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.