Browse ESS3.B Resources

Browse ESS3.B Resources

Earth Observations of Water eBook
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This web eBook, developed in collaboration with the World Bank Group, explores water on Earth and how NASA observes and measures it.
Assessing Drought in the United States
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This short animation from the Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network shows how decision makers use a variety of data and in-person reports to assess the drought conditions across the United States.
Beautiful Earth: Floods and Landslides
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GPM Application Science Lead, Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum, explains how landslides and floods occur, and how satellite imagery is used in understanding these disasters.
Students building rain gauges
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Use recyclable plastic bottles to build an instrument that could be used to measure rain.
Photo of the GPM Core Observatory Paper Model
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Build a paper model of the GPM Core Observatory and learn about the technology the satellite will use to measure precipitation from space.
Erosion and Landslides
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Students will investigate the effect of different types of soil on how quickly a landslide occurs and how much mass is moved. They will then relate that information to TRMM/GPM data about rainfall and areas currently at risk of suffering a landslide.
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.
IFloods Logo
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This is an introductory lesson to acquaint middle school students to many aspects of a serious and common natural disaster; flooding. Students will be directed to visit websites where they will interact with various types of media.
Real World: Hurricane Hunters
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This NASA video segment focuses on how scientists use satellites to collect data. These sets of data are then analyzed and used to predict storms.
Satellite Meteorology Learning Modules
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Satellite Meteorology learning modules provide scientists and educators with exciting activities and hands-on tools for investigation, inquiry, analysis and stewardship.

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