Browse Water Cycle Resources

Browse Water Cycle Resources

Water Cycle Dice Game
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The water cycle may seem simple on the surface, but there are many different ways to move through the process. This page has a few different versions of a Water Cycle Dice game to teach students about the complexities of water in Earth's system.
GPM Project Scientist Gail Skofronick-Jackson explains why all snowflakes have six sides and how the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission can measure falling snow from space.
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GPM Project Scientist Gail Skofronick-Jackson explains why all snowflakes have six sides and how the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission can measure falling snow from space.
Understanding Earth: Whats Up With Precipitation?
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An educational brochure which explores the importance of fresh water to life on Earth and how NASA is monitoring and studying precipitation using satellites like GPM.
Size Matters: NASA Measures Raindrop Sizes From Space to Understand Storms
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This video explains why the size and shape of raindrops in a cloud matters to scientists, and how the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission is able to provide these measurements from space.
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This lesson uses cubes as a way to graph precipitation data to compare the precipitation averages and seasonal patterns for several different locations. There are several variations to accommodate various ages and ability levels.
NSTA and GPM Webinar: Watersheds
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In this program, GPM mission scientists and education specialists talk about watersheds and related educational resources.
NSTA and GPM Webinar: The Water Cycle
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This web seminar provided a robust understanding on the science behind Earth’s water cycle, while also demonstrating multiple possibilities for infusing water-related concepts into the curriculum.
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The purpose of this lesson is to provide students with experience creating models of landforms and bodies of water. Students review the characteristics of landforms and bodies of water in an active game, and then make models of these.
The Water Cycle - Animation
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This animation shows the entire process of the water cycle throughout the course of a day.
Identifying Landforms and Bodies of Water on a Map
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The purpose of this lesson is to expose elementary level students to the practice of “developing and using models” as students explore and identify landforms and bodies of water on a map of the world. It is anticipated that this lesson will take one hour.

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