Water and Air Systems

The study of the environment involves systems and subsystems. It may not be possible in any one year to complete more than two or three projects in this domain. However, it is important to lay the foundation and gradually expand students’ understanding of these systems.

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln maintains this resource, with information on current conditions, drought risk areas, climate data by state or specific location (e.g., your school), and basic information.  learn more

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FreshWaterLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure

Everyone needs fresh water to live, but fresh water is limited and precious. This site provides videos, lesson plans and more about the importance of fresh water, watersheds,…  learn more

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Project WET

Their goal is a world in which action-oriented education enables every child to understand and value water, ensuring a sustainable future. Includes on-line resources, regional workshops, student sites…  learn more

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The 100 Year Flood Is Not What You Think It Is

Almost everyone agrees that flooding is bad. Most years it's the number one natural disaster in the US by dollars of damage. So being able to characterize flood…  learn more

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The Gulf Stream Explained

The Gulf Stream is part of a global conveyer belt -- a large-scale ocean circulation that is driven by differences in the density of the ocean water. It…  learn more

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University of Delaware

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of Delaware offers K-12 teachers a variety of free or low-cost resources on the earth, oceans, and environmental…  learn more

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Wind Energy Activities

Includes a wide range of simple projects including a wind powered vehicle, air movement, local air quality, a wind vane, and solar oven, along with games and quizzes.  learn more

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Ozone Hole Watch

NASA has developed this education resource broken out by grade level to provide images, data, and information on the Ozone Hole in the Southern Hemisphere and the ozone…  learn more

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KidWind - Explore Renewable Energy

For the last 15 years, KidWind has been focused on teaching the world about renewable energy. We have helped thousands of educators bring wind and solar power to…  learn more

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United States Drought Monitor

This map, maintained by National Drought Mitigation Center and updated weekly, tracks the current conditions in the United States. With droughts now impacting nearly every part of the…  learn more

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NOAA - Education

NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Discover resources and programs for educators, students, and anyone who wants to learn more about our ocean and coasts! Middle school students…  learn more

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Wind Map

This real-time wind map started out as a personal art project. Click the map to zoom in on your region. This map displays in real-time the current wind…  learn more