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Wildfire Simulation

This is a wildfire simulation with three different zones (plains, mountains, and foothills). The user can change variables to see what happens when they spark a fire.
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Assess burn scars with satellite imagery

Using Landsat 8 imagery from before and after the 2015 wildfire season in Glacier National Park, Montana, learners calculate the damage using a Normalized Burn Index, digitize the burn area, and ...
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ArcGIS Living Atlas - Indicators of the Planet

Living Atlas Indicators of the Planet provide the user with up-to-date data, maps, graphs, charts, animation and other visuals to explore the science of climate and environmental change. 18 ...
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Pixels on Fire

In this activity, students use measurement and area skills to learn about remote detection of wildfires from space. After detecting mock wildfires with mobile devices, students then study ...
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Rising Tides: Protect Your Home from the Waves

Warming oceans and melting landlocked ice caused by global climate change may result in rising sea levels. This rise in sea level combined with increased intensity and frequency of storms will ...
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HEART Force Drought Game

In this interactive game, students will solve the challenges that their community faces during the course of an extreme drought event by using available individual and community resources. Students ...
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HEART Force Colorado Drought - Middle School

In this lesson, students will build understanding of drought in Colorado through exploring case studies, authentic data, and online resources. After completing this lesson, students will be able to ...
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HEART Force Colorado Drought - High School

Humans have been affected by severe drought throughout history, which in some cases has led to the collapse of civilizations. While technology has increased our ability to deal with drought, it ...
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HEART Force Colorado Flood - Middle School

In this hazard lesson, students will build understanding of flooding in Colorado through exploring case studies, authentic data, and online resources. After completing this lesson, students will be ...
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HEART Force Colorado Flood - High School

Floods have destroyed peoples' homes and taken their lives throughout history. Flooding is the most common and costly natural hazard, with an average cost of $1.9 billion dollars annually in ...
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HEART Force Flood Game

In this interactive game, students will solve the challenges that their community faces during the course of an extreme flooding event by using available individual and community resources. Students ...
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HEART Force Colorado Wildfire - High School

Wildfires are occurring more frequently in the western US. These wildfires are also increasing in size and severity, leading to a phenomenon called megafires. While people cannot predict when or ...
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HEART Force Wildfire Game

In this interactive game, students will solve the challenges that their community faces during the course of a wildfire event by using available individual and community resources. Students work in ...
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Educator Guide Lab 4 - Sharing a River: The Colorado River Story

Students take a journey to the Colorado River Basin near Lees Ferry. They explore aspects of the Colorado River Basin using a variety of resources, interactive maps, and tools such as Google Maps. ...
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Fired Up Over Math: Studying Wildfires from Space

Students learn how scientists assess wildfires using remote sensing, then use some of the same techniques to solve grade-level appropriate math problems.
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Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and The Islands

This video addresses how climate change is affecting the biomes and ecosystems in the US Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Hawaii and the Caribbean Islands. It also highlights the impacts on infrastructure ...
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Hurricane Katrina

In this problem-based learning module, students research and report on Hurricane Katrina, using an earth systems science analysis approach.
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Major Storms and Community Resilience

This is Unit 1 of a larger module and centers on the fundamental concepts of major storms and community resilience. In this unit, students acquire a vocabulary related to storm systems and risk, ...
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NCA4 Wildfire Figure

This is a graphic on how climate change has impacted wildfire rates.
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Drought: Identifying Impacts and Evaluating Solutions

In this set of activities, students learn about impacts of drought through news videos of communities facing serious water shortages, analyze drought data and models, and research and evaluate ...
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