Browse Earth Systems Resources

Browse Earth Systems 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.
Temperature data showing difference between winter and summer.
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The monsoon is a seasonal rain and wind pattern that occurs over South Asia (among other places). Through NASA satellites and models we can see the monsoon patterns like never before.
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.
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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.
OLYMPEX Advanced Data Analysis Exercise
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This data exercise has students look up precipitation ground data and satellite data for a site in Washington State and do a comparison using a data table and a graph. The activity is expected to take about 45 minutes.
GPM Master Teachers and Pilot Teachers showed their students the data animation depicting six months of global precipitation, and asked their students to share their questions for NASA scientists about this new global portrait of rain and snow.
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GPM Master Teachers and Pilot Teachers showed their students the data animation depicting six months of global precipitation, and asked their students to share their questions for NASA scientists about this new global portrait of rain and snow.
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...
Exploring Climate Science: A Snow Study
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This curriculum for 5th grade was designed to help students measure basic snow properties through science techniques, and focus on the connection between snowfall in the Sierra Nevada and water availability in the rest of California ...

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