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In this online activity, learners adjust mountain snowfall and temperature to see how glaciers grow and shrink. They will use scientific tools to measure thickness, velocity and glacial budget.
Amazing AlbedoAdd to list Details
In this experiment, learners work in teams to investigate how the color of a surface influences its ability to reflect light and therefore heat.
Earth's Energy Cycle: AlbedoAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners experiment and observe how the color of materials that cover the Earth affects the amounts of sunlight our planet absorbs.
Exploring the Universe: Pack a Space TelescopeAdd to list Details
Space telescopes can offer us better, clearer views of the universe (and of our own planet) than Earth-based telescopes can, but getting these large, delicate pieces of equipment into orbit is tricky.
Arctic Story PuzzlesAdd to list Details
This activity has three story puzzles learners can solve to learn about life in the Arctic.
Exploring Earth: Investigating CloudsAdd to list Details
“Exploring Earth: Investigating Clouds” is a hands-on activity in which visitors create a cloud in a bottle and explore it with laser light.
Weather and Climate: What's the Difference?
This lesson plan enables learners to explore the differences between weather and climate.
Effects of Solar Radiation on Land and Sea
In this activity, learners explore the different heating properties of soil and water.
Using Solar EnergyAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners discover how solar energy can be used to heat water.
Virtual Farm ManagementAdd to list Details
This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF under GPS: Farm Animals Activity) is a full inquiry investigation into raising livestock.
Doghouse DesignAdd to list Details
This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Doghouse Design) is a full inquiry investigation into absorption and reflection of radiant energy.
The Desert Blooms!
This activity attempts to clear up the common misconception that deserts are always hot, totally dry, and uninhabitable.
How is Coastal Temperature Influenced by the Great Lakes and the Ocean?
In this two-part lesson, learners discover how large bodies of water can serve as a heat source or sink at different times and how proximity to water moderates climate along the coast.
What's the Difference between Weather and Climate?
In this interactive and informative group activity, learners use packages of M&M's to illustrate the difference between weather and climate.
Learners model the ocean currents that carry hot water from the tropics to northern latitudes.
The Daily Ups and DownsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners graph 48 hourly air temperatures from a local weather observation site and observe the diurnal temperature variations.
The Return of El Nino
In this activity related to climate change and data analysis, learners examine temperature and precipitation data to determine if climate variations are due to El Niño.
The Carbon Cycle: How It WorksAdd to list Details
In this game, learners walk through an imaginary Carbon Cycle and explore the ways in which carbon is stored in reservoirs and the processes that transport the carbon atom from one location to another
What's the Angle?Add to list Details
This activity helps learners understand how the angle of the Sun affects temperatures around the globe.
Using Different Models of EarthAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore how the shapes, sizes, and distances of land masses appear differently on two different models of Earth: an icosahedron and a flat map.