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THEMIS Magnetometer Line-Plots

This is an activity about the properties and characteristics of Earth’s magnetic field as shown through magnetometer data and its 3D vector nature.

S'COOL: Intro to Clouds/Sky Watcher Chart

This resource is a joint NASA/NOAA cloud identification chart with explanations.

Permanent Bar Magnets

This is an activity about the basic properties of magnets and magnetism. Learners explore concepts such as magnetic fields and polarity, which form the basic ingredients of a study of Earth's magnetic field and the technology of magnetometers.

ClimateBits: Ozone Hole

This brief (2:04) video explains the ozone hole over Antarctica - the annual thinning of stratospheric ozone caused by manufactured chemicals. Twenty-five years after the Montreal Protocol limited the use of ozone depleting chemicals, scientists are starting to see signs of recovery.

Infectious Disease and Climate Change: Is Climate Change Responsible for the Spread of West Nile Virus?

Temperature increases associated with global climate change have led to concerns that infectious diseases common in warmer tropical and subtropical climates may become more common in warming middle altitudes.

Tornadoes and Galaxies

In this lesson, students will investigate the Doppler Effect and discover how the same principle can be used to identify a possible tornado in storm clouds and investigate the rotation of distant galaxies.

SciJinks: What Causes Rainbows?

This article explains the cause of rainbows. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators. It explores weather and Earth science through articles, videos, images, and games.

Bringing More Meaning to Weather Predicting: The Weather Station and Reading the Sky Help Put it All Together

This chapter provides teachers with instructions to install a school weather station, and to build simple instruments to monitor weather conditions.

Einstein's Gravity

In this lesson, students will read the 1919 edition of the Cosmic Times (see related resources) and respond by raising questions to be answered with further research.

How does Energy Flow in Living Systems?

This textbook chapter describes the role photosynthesis, food webs, and fossil fuels in the movement of energy through the biosphere. The resource includes a student investigation, links to current news articles, and an essay-based unit assessment. A teacher's guide supports classroom use.

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