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NASA S'COOL Lesson: Cloud in a Bottle part of CLEAN Collection

Students participate in a demonstration to explore how clouds form and what conditions are necessary for cloud formation.
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GLOBE: From Weather to Climate - Looking at Air Temperature Data part of CLEAN Collection

Students will work with short-term and long-term air temperature data in order to better understand the differences between weather and climate.
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GLOBE: Cloud Watch part of CLEAN Collection

Students observe cloud type and coverage, as well as other weather conditions over a five-day period and correlate these observations. Students make and test predictions using these observations.
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GLOBE: Observing, Describing and Identifying Clouds part of CLEAN Collection

Students observe, sketch, and describe clouds on their own before learning to identify cloud types by comparing photos of different clouds to their sketches.
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Earth Artistically Balanced part of CLEAN Collection

Students first learn about the complexities of Earth's climate system and the different factors contributing to Earth's energy balance. Then, students categorize the factors that influence ...
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Geology of Yosemite Valley part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching with Online Field Experiences:Activities
This is a four-part module designed to be flexible in duration and student grade-level. (1) Geology of Yosemite Valley Virtual Field Trip. A 43-stop web-based Google Earth tour with embedded views, hyperlinked ...

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Drought: Identifying Impacts and Evaluating Solutions part of CLEAN Collection

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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Examining Sea Level Rise and Differential Shoreline Response part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students make and manipulate physical shoreline models to discover the features of resilient shorelines and to critically evaluate the impacts of rising seas. Students will use ...
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Choosing Earth's Climate Future part of CLEAN Collection

Students focus on the three interconnected choices global society faces as Earth's climate continues to change—suffer, adapt, and mitigate—to analyze and predict current and future impacts ...
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Carbonated Communities part of CLEAN Collection

This series of two lessons uses cutting-edge scientific research on the effects of climate change on communities in the intertidal. Through a combination of a dynamic presentation and several videos, ...
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Ocean Acidification in a Cup part of CLEAN Collection

This model of ocean-atmosphere interaction shows how carbon dioxide gas diffuses into water, causing the water to become more acidic. The video demonstration and instruction provide an explanation of ...
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Thermal Expansion Model part of CLEAN Collection

This activity allows students to demonstrate the thermal expansion of water for themselves using water bottles and straws. The discussion allows them to explore the connection between this concept ...
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Your Own El Nino part of CLEAN Collection

This activity allows students to make El Nino in a container, but it might work better as a teacher demonstration. The introduction and information provided describe El Nino, its processes and its ...
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What is a Model? part of CLEAN Collection

In this interactive activity students will create a very simple climate model. They use worksheets, chips/tokens, and follow rules for heat exchange. The activity only models temperature but there ...
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Drought: Identifying Impacts and Evaluating Solutions Lesson Plan part of CLEAN Collection

Through this set of lessons, students learn about the impacts of water shortages due to drought, make connections to climate patterns, and explore community resiliency solutions. The lessons engage ...
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Graphing Sea-Level Trends part of CLEAN Collection

Students use long term sea-level rise data set to create models and compare short-term trends to long-term trends. They then determine whether sea-level rise is occurring based on the data.
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Lessons in Sea-Level Rise part of CLEAN Collection

This activity allows students to examine graphs of sea level rise data as well as global temperature data. They calculate amounts and rates of sea level rise for various time periods and answer ...
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Our Changing Atmosphere part of CLEAN Collection

Here students use data from the NOAA carbon dioxide monitoring sites, such as Mauna Loa, to graph the Keeling Curve for themselves on large sheets of paper. Each group graphs one year, and the graphs ...
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Tracking Water Using NASA Satellite Data part of CLEAN Collection

Using real data from NASA's GRACE satellites, students will track water mass changes in the U.S., data that measures changes in ice, surface and especially groundwater. The background ...
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Turning Misinformation into Educational Opportunity Climate Change: Lesson 1 Scientific Consensus part of CLEAN Collection

This activity has students examine the misconception that there is no scientific consensus on climate change. Students explore temperature data and report their conclusions to the class. Then ...
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