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In case you missed the NOAA-NESTA webinar, Students in the Lead: Game Design for Learning Earth Science, you can watch the video from the presentation now. Earn one contact hour of professional development by contributing to an online discussion about the presentation by end of day on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Watch the video and join the online discussion!

Register today for one of the NOAA Planet Stewards-NESTA special four-part Elementary School Level Earth Science Webinars. There are still spaces available to attend. Register today! You MUST register for a webinar to obtain a link to the broadcast archive video. All Webinars will begin promptly at 3:30 pm Eastern Time and will be recorded for later viewing.
Mon, Sept 24 – Students in the Lead: Game Design for Learning Earth Science Reserve Your Seat Here.
Tues, Sept 25 – Simulations and Models for Teaching Earth System Science Reserve Your Seat Here.
Wed, Sept 26 – Get "Cirrus" about the Weather! Teaching Students about Extreme Weather and Preparedness Reserve Your Seat Here.
Thu, Sept 27 – Raising the Bar ...the Oyster Bar! Engaging Students with NOAA's Three Dimensional Oyster Learning Sequence Reserve Your Seat Here.

Model Ice Coree
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Model Ice Coree[creative commons]
Provenance: Carla McAuliffe, TERC/NESTA
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Create model ice Cores using pool noodles!!. Check out this activity and other resources from the EER workshop, Changing the Climate of Your Climate Change Lessons.

States at Risk
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States at Risk[creative commons]
Provenance: Carla McAuliffe, TERC/NESTA
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States at Risk is a project of Climate Central aimed at showing how Americans in all 50 states are experiencing the impacts of climate change. Their work focuses on five threats — extreme heat, drought, wildfires, coastal flooding and inland flooding — and the states most affected by these threats.

NASA GCC: Vital Signs of the Planet
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NASA GCC: Vital Signs of the Planet[creative commons]
Provenance: Carla McAuliffe, TERC/NESTA
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Browse through the resources at GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE: Vital Signs of the Planet. It mission is to provide the public with accurate and timely news and information about Earth's changing climate, along with current data and visualizations, presented from the unique perspective of NASA, one of the world's leading climate research agencies.

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See Earth through the Astronauts' Lens using the Windows on Earth collection from TERC! Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) have taken over 2 million photos of Earth. These photos are dramatic, beautiful, engaging and informative, helping us all understand and appreciate Earth. They include scientific phenomena, such as erupting volcanoes, powerful hurricanes, river erosion, and agriculture patterns around the globe. Explore our Earth from a whole new perspective.

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