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Nationalatlas.gov is a primary source of U.S. maps and geographic information. Zoom in on your state and make your own map by selecting features to display: cities and counties, roads and rivers...  (Department of the Interior)
Environmental Literacy Council features labs, projects, and activities for studying the air and climate, land, water, ecosystems, energy, food, and environment and society. Learn about the carbon cycle, forests...  (Multiple Agencies)
NSF Special Reports presents web-based reports on language and linguistics, Einstein and physics, weather patterns, the chemistry of water, the 2004 tsunami, arctic climate research, Admiral Byrd's...  (National Science Foundation)
Water Science for Schools provides information on dozens of water topics: what makes water water, how much water is there on earth and where, how water quality and stream flow are measured, the water and...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Water Cycle examines the movement of water across (and below and above) earth's surface. Among the topics: condensation, evaporation, freshwater storage, ground-water storage and discharge...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
ChemLinks Coalition offers resources for the first 2 years of college chemistry. Topics include global warming, ozone, fats in our diet, computer chip thermochemistry, making water safe to drink, what's...  (Beloit College, supported by National Science Foundation)
NASA Oceanography provides online field trips, information about ocean phenomena (such as phytoplankton, carbon, and reefs), remote sensing tools for monitoring ocean changes, and more. This website is...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Exploring Earth: Investigations provides more than 75 earth science investigations. Each presents photos and text (and sometimes video) that help students understand key earth science concepts. Among the topics...  (National Science Foundation)
Exploring Earth: Visualizations features over 100 animations and images that illuminate key concepts in earth science. Examples are: coal formation, nuclear fission, growth of a continent, tectonic plate movement...  (National Science Foundation)
Water In Africa is designed to help students learn important knowledge and skills in geography, language arts, and other disciplines by studying the use of water in 24 African countries. This website...  (Peace Corps)
The West is an online companion to the 8-part PBS documentary. The site is divided into sections dealing with an overall tour, events in the West, places, people, and archives...  (WETA, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Africa: Peace Corps offers lessons on stories, letters, photos, and study units from experiences of Peace Corps volunteers across Africa. Topics include folk tales and patterns in them, racial prejudice...  (Peace Corps)
Global Climate Change offers a window into the world of scientific research on climate change. Learn about physical processes underlying the earth's climate, data on how the climate is changing and the...  (Exploratorium, supported by National Science Foundation)
Water Cycle, Weather, and Climate provides video clips and interactive resources for learning about air-ocean interactions, atmospheric circulation, atmosphere composition and structure, climate, weather cycles, energy...  (Teachers' Domain, supported by Multiple Agencies)
Chemistry Now is an online video series that explains the science of common foods and objects -- water, cheese, bread, chocolate, flowers, nylon, artificial sweeteners, and more...  (National Science Foundation)
Investigating the Climate System: Precipitation is a 23-page educator's guide organized around three questions: How are rainfall rates measured? How is the intensity and distribution of rainfall determined? How can you study rain...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Tides and Water Levels examines the complex systems that govern the movement tides and water levels. Learn what causes tides, what determines their frequencies and variations, and how they're monitored and...  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Cleaning Water is a lesson in which students (Grades 3-5) create and test a system to filter "gray" water. Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) recycle their water, including moisture...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Water Resources of the United States presents real-time and historical water data from across the country, as well as technical information and details about water quality and water research programs. The site links to...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Water Resources Education Resources is a collection of classroom activities that teach students about the properties of water. There is an interactive center where students can give opinions and test their water...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Watershed Ecology introduces basic watershed ecology concepts. It examines the physical forces that shape watershed ecosystems, plants and animals that inhabit them, typical watershed structures, and...  (Environmental Protection Agency)
La Ciencia del Agua para Escuelas provee información sobre numerosos temas sobre el agua: qué es el agua, cuánta agua hay en la tierra y dónde se encuentra, cómo se miden la calidad del agua y...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education provides inquiry-based activities and collaborative projects in science and math. Topics include real-time weather and climate data, air pollution, remote sensing data, the Gulf...  (CIESE, supported by Department of Education)
Environmental Health Student Portal provides lessons, learning activities, and more for learning about how the environment can affect our health. The site focuses on 4 topics: water pollution, climate change, air...  (National Library of Medicine)
EPA: Students and Teachers presents teaching and learning resources from the Environmental Protection Agency. The site links to the Environmental Education Center (for teachers), EPA Student Center (for middle...  (Environmental Protection Agency)
Drinking Water; Kids' Stuff teaches kids about the importance of safe drinking water through teaching and learning resources such as an activity on how to build your own aquifer, experiments on the water...  (Environmental Protection Agency)
Water Sources in Cape Verde and West Africa allows students to research five methods of obtaining and/or conserving water, create displays, and give oral presentations of what they have learned to the diverse members of a...  (Peace Corps)
Celebrating Our Connections Through Water explains to students how they can collect data about the role of water in celebrations around the world, organize it in a retrieval chart, and use the information to create learning...  (Peace Corps)
The Hare and the Water: A Tanzanian Folktale helps students explore the literary elements of a Tanzanian folktale, connect its message to contemporary Tanzanian life, create original conclusions, and thematically illustrate the...  (Peace Corps)
Water Uses and Children's Lives in East Africa asks students to compare their interactions with water to those of children in Kenya and Tanzania and discover that access to water helps to define children's roles in the family. They...  (Peace Corps)
Water: From Neglect to Respect helps students use graphing, estimating, and writing skills to discover the ways they are dependent upon water to maintain their standard of living...  (Peace Corps)
Splish-Splash: Daily Use of Water helps students learn about the daily use of water in Kenya and Ghana as they read stories by Peace Corps Volunteers and compare the stories to their own daily use of water...  (Peace Corps)
Barrels and Buckets: Access to Water teaches students about access to water in Kenya, Ghana, and their own community as they read stories by Peace Corps Volunteers...  (Peace Corps)
Precious Drops: The Value of Water offers students the chance to learn the value of water by reading stories by Peace Corps Volunteers in Kenya and Ghana. They compare their own community to what they learn from reading...  (Peace Corps)
Climate and Water in Ghana shows the dramatic contrast between the rainy and dry seasons in West Africa and helps students define and identify the features of climate. They apply this knowledge to the study of...  (Peace Corps)
Water: A Source of Life and Culture asks students to research and analyze the role of water in daily life and create symbols to represent their findings. The students' symbols are then arranged to create a contemporary...  (Peace Corps)
Water Pressure explores population increases and the stress on natural resources. Students then examine water usage in the United States and Africa...  (Peace Corps)
Water-Borne Illnesses helps students learn about water pollution, water-related illnesses, and sanitation procedures. They then draft a simulated plan to submit to the World Health Organization to deal with...  (Peace Corps)
Narrative vs. Expository Texts is written for students with limited English language skills, and uses the vignettes from Peace Corps Volunteers to compare and contrast expository and narrative texts. Students then...  (Peace Corps)
Water: The Flow of Women's Work helps students compare the division of labor around water-related work in their own homes to families in rural Lesotho to gain an understanding of the multiple factors influencing...  (Peace Corps)
Bringing Water to a Lesotho Village invites students to conduct research and then simulate a Lesotho village water committee that is designing a water supply system to improve living and health conditions...  (Peace Corps)
Water Safari, A Journey of Life invites students on a virtual safari through African countries using the Water in Africa Web site. They can then create a water journal that demonstrates how water affects the cultural...  (Peace Corps)
Water: Source of Health; Source of Illness helps students examine the connections between water and disease in four West African countries and then devise a strategy to fight one water-borne illness in rural Africa...  (Peace Corps)
A Sense of Water asks students to discover how the need for water can be felt, seen, and heard in the song, voice, craft, religion, and ritual of a culture. They then capture this "sense of water" in a...  (Peace Corps)
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