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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 ...
 http://www.nps.gov/depo/forteachers/classrooms/upload/Entire-5th-Grade-Curriculum-Unit-3.pdf
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This curriculum for 9th grade was designed to help students develop and understanding of climate change, how scientists study climate change, and what can be done locally to address climate change issues.
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A visualization of data about California's drought, one of the most severe droughts on record.
This IQuest has been created to take you on a journey that allows you to discover how water, the single most important ingredient for life as we know it, moves through Earth’s systems. We will also learn how NASA is able to follow the water as it moves in and out of its three phases during its travels, and why this is vital to our existence.
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This IQuest has been created to take you on a journey that allows you to discover how water, the single most important ingredient for life as we know it, moves through Earth’s systems.
Show me the Water
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This short video, derived from the Science on a Sphere film "Water Falls", explores how Earth's freshwater resources are allocated and used.
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.
Earth's Water Delivery: No Passport Required
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Water on Earth travels freely, without regard to borders, but it's not evenly distributed around the world, and that distribution is changing as climate changes.
Precious Freshness
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Humans need freshwater for many purposes, but it's not evenly distributed across our planet, which can create challenges for many communities.
Students building rain gauges
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Use recyclable plastic bottles to build an instrument that could be used to measure rain.
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.

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