Items Tagged as "atmosphere"

Expedition 8 Crew Talks to Students in Japan

Summary:
In this video segment adapted from NASA, students in Matsuyama City, Japan, interview Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Science Officer Mike Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri about life and work aboard the International Space Station.

Mount St. Helens: Before and After

Summary:
The collection of still images and video featured in this resource depict before-and-after scenes of Mount St. Helens and its surroundings, allowing you to witness the volcano's evolving eruption column, and revealing the extent of environmental recovery 20 years later.

The Nitrogen Cycle

Subjects: Biology, Ecology, Earth Sciences, Science
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. 3 | Age 9, Gr. 4 | Age 10, Gr. 5 | Age 11, Gr. 6 | Age 12
Posted: Jul. 15, 2011   Posted by: Teachers Domain
Summary:
This interactive activity illustrates how, through a process called fixation, nitrogen flows.

The Hydrologic Cycle

Subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physics, Science
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. 3 | Age 9, Gr. 4 | Age 10, Gr. 5 | Age 11, Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14
Posted: Jun. 27, 2011   Posted by: Teachers Domain
Summary:
In this interactive resource adapted from NASA, explore the steps of the water cycle.

Virtual Cave

Summary:
This interactive activity, provides a detailed map of a solution cave system with links to images and descriptions of its many formations.

Global Warming: Carbon Dioxide and the Greenhouse Effect

Summary:
This video segment adapted from NOVA/FRONTLINE demonstrates carbon dioxide's role in the greenhouse effect and explains how increasing concentrations of this gas in the atmosphere may be contributing to global warming.

Ozone Hole

Subjects: Earth Sciences, Science
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
Posted: Jun. 27, 2011   Posted by: Teachers Domain
Summary:
This video segment adapted from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center describes how CFCs, once widely used in refrigerators and aerosol cans, damaged the protective layer of ozone in our atmosphere.

Ocean Temperatures and Climate Patterns

Summary:
This animation from The New Media Studio explains precipitation patterns by illustrating how differences in ocean surface temperatures create wind, and how wind patterns can in turn affect ocean surface temperatures.

Water Vapor Circulation on Earth

Subjects: Science
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
Posted: Jun. 27, 2011   Posted by: Teachers Domain
Summary:
In this simulation from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, water vapor circulates around Earth over the course of a year.

Observe Precipitation

Subjects: Science
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. K | Age 6, Gr. 1 | Age 7, Gr. 2 | Age 8, Gr. 3 | Age 9, Gr. 4 | Age 10, Gr. 5 | Age 11
Posted: Jun. 27, 2011   Posted by: Teachers Domain
Summary:
In this video segment, observe three different types of precipitation — rain, hail, and snow.


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