Browse Informal Resources

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Water in Earth's Hydrosphere
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This lesson helps students learn about the hydrosphere by making observations and collecting data.
The Water Cycle
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This activity was developed to give participants an understanding of Earth’s water cycle by completing a webquest and building a model of the water cycle.
Photo of Earth's oceans from space
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This activity was developed to give participants an understanding of how much and where water is on Earth by participating in a demonstration and using maps.
Connect the Spheres: Earth Systems Interactions
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This activity was developed to give participants an understanding of Earth’s four spheres and how they are connected.
Measuring Precipitation - picture of rain gauge
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This inquiry-based lesson engages students in designing and testing a device to measure rain.
Photo of clouds in the atmosphere.
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This lesson helps students learn about the atmosphere by making observations and taking measurements.
Faces of GPM: Engineers
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Interview with several key engineers who help build and test the GPM Core Observatory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
GPM: Too Much, Too Little
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Researchers need accurate and timely rainfall information to better understand and model where and when severe floods, frequent landslides and devastating droughts may occur, and GPM’s global rainfall data will help provide that information.
Wet Wide World Thumbnail
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This video, "Our Wet Wide World", provides an overview of the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission and its goals.
Thumbnail for "For Good Measure" showing Ryan in front of makeshift waves.
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The short video, 'For Good Measure' explains why scientists turn to satellites to get a worldwide view of rainfall.

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