Browse ESS2.C Resources

Browse ESS2.C Resources

Getting the Picture: Our Changing Climate
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This free online interactive resource is a multimedia tool for teaching middle and high school students about climate change. It uses an interdisciplinary approach that infuses geography, science, and art...
Water's Family Tree: Where Did it Come From?
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Read about the chemistry of water and how scientists believe it formed and came to be found on Earth.
Reading a Rain Gauge
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Rain gauges are the most common tool for measuring rain, but how do they actually work? What are some other ways we measure precipitation?
Magnifying glass over a globe.
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Read about why we need to measure precipitation from space, instead of relying solely on ground-based measurements.
Exploring the Water Cycle
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In this lesson, students will learn about the water cycle and how energy from the sun and the force of gravity drive this cycle.
The Anatomy of a Raindrop
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Contrary to popular belief, raindrops are not tear shaped and are actually shaped like the top of a hamburger bun, round on the top and flat on the bottom. This new video from GPM explains why.
Rain Gauge Activity
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In this hands-on inquiry-based activity, students face an engineering challenge based on real-world applications. They are tasked with developing a tool they can use to measure the amount of rain that falls each day.
Freshwater Availability Speaker's Toolkit
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This Speaker ToolKit has been designed to allow presenters (scientists, engineers, etc.) to easily present to an elementary and/or middle school audience about the importance of freshwater availability.
"Survivor: Earth" Lesson Plan Series
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These original GPM lessons have been developed to teach students about local and global water issues. . They are hands on activities that are done largely outdoors, and which include scientific data collection and analysis and integrate technology.
Illustration of conserving water
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This lesson helps students think about ways humans use freshwater and how we can conserve this natural resource.

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