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Living in the Weather SciGuide
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Living in the Weather
Grade Level: Middle School
SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts.

What is weather? Is climate different from weather? It doesn’t matter where you live or where you travel, weather patterns influence your daily life. In this guide, students will engage in exploring and predicting the conditions in the atmosphere that...  [view full summary]
SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts.

What is weather? Is climate different from weather? It doesn’t matter where you live or where you travel, weather patterns influence your daily life. In this guide, students will engage in exploring and predicting the conditions in the atmosphere that are responsible for weather patterns and climatic conditions, and investigate how extreme weather impacts humans and the environment. While many of the keywords embedded into the “Living in the Weather” themes will be familiar, do your students really understand them?

This guide provides teacher-tested, reliable links that allow you and your students to “surf” the internet in a quest to better understand how atmospheric conditions directly relate to weather on Earth. Understanding weather and climate can be a great opportunity for you to engage students in topics and themes that connect Earth and space science, life science, and physical science in a real way.

The National Science Education Standards (NSES) focus on the study of weather and climate and their impact on human life. This guide uses the ongoing work and technology of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (known to the public simply as NOAA). NOAA scientists study our planet Earth in a global way. Working together with scientists worldwide, NOAA scientists study the diversity of living organisms (including humans) and their impact on our environment—not only in our country but in every country and continent around the world.
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A Close-Up Look at the Red Planet SciGuide
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A Close-Up Look at the Red Planet
Grade Level: Middle School
SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts.

Our conception of "life" on other planets, especially what life on Mars may resemble or has resembled in the past, is based upon the media. Our images have been of "little green Martians." Before we can learn and understand the complexity known as...  [view full summary]
SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts.

Our conception of "life" on other planets, especially what life on Mars may resemble or has resembled in the past, is based upon the media. Our images have been of "little green Martians." Before we can learn and understand the complexity known as Mars, we must first learn about Earth. Using "Earth-The Making of a Planet" by Roy Gallant and Christopher Schuberth, discovering and exploring Earth will assist us in our journey to Mars. Before searching the wide variety of web sites, we will also review the Astrobiology Goals mentioned in the Astrobiology Roadmap. See web site-http://astrobiology.arc.nasa.gov/roadmap/

With our two explorer rovers, Opportunity and Spirit, both traversing the surface of the red planet, together with the research data and pictures that we have previously received from the Viking and Pathfinder missions, we now speculate that life may exist now or has existed in the past on Mars. Scientists believe that life on Mars was/is life in the form of bacterial-type organisms, many of which are invisible to the naked eye.

Come, join us in a voyage from Antarctica, at the bottom of the world, to Siberia, at the top of the world; from Baja, California to the Bahamas; and from Earth to the Meridiani Planum on Mars. The Internet will connect you and your students, using content and activities, to the study of life on earth and its relevance to the discovery of past and perhaps present life on Mars.
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Earth and Sky: Grades 5-8 SciGuide
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Earth and Sky: Grades 5-8
Grade Level: Middle School
SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts.

"We all live under the same big sky." Since the beginning of time, humans have been intrigued by the objects in our sky and beyond. Take a voyage into space science where you will travel through the Internet to connect your classroom with content and...  [view full summary]
SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts.

"We all live under the same big sky." Since the beginning of time, humans have been intrigued by the objects in our sky and beyond. Take a voyage into space science where you will travel through the Internet to connect your classroom with content and activities designed to teach concepts related to these objects and changes in the sky over time.
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Resources and Human Impact: Grades 5-8 SciGuide
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Resources and Human Impact: Grades 5-8
Grade Level: Middle School
SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts.

In today’s global society, it has become increasingly important to educate our students about the human impact upon the Earth’s resources. It is also our duty as teachers to teach our students responsible decision-making so that they may make better...  [view full summary]
SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts.

In today’s global society, it has become increasingly important to educate our students about the human impact upon the Earth’s resources. It is also our duty as teachers to teach our students responsible decision-making so that they may make better choices about how their actions affect Earth’s complex system. Land, atmosphere, oceans, and all forms of life interact continually in our ever-changing planet that may not be noticeable on a day-to-day basis; for example, some of these interactions over time drive the course of climate change. The websites in this guide will help you bring real-world data into the classroom, engage students in collaborative studies using real-time data, and help your students to understand that humans have the power to create new technologies and methods that will reverse this negative impact. As students work through the simulations, interactive data charts, educational games, and more, they will learn core content, apply scientific and mathematical skills, and become knowledgeable “keepers of the Earth.”
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Interdependence of Life SciGuide
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Interdependence of Life
Grade Level: Middle School
SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts.

The Interdependence of Life SciGuide includes a variety of resources that explore organisms and their environments, species relationships, population balance in biomes, and aganets...  [view full summary]
SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts.

The Interdependence of Life SciGuide includes a variety of resources that explore organisms and their environments, species relationships, population balance in biomes, and aganets of change in ecosystems.
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Flow of Matter and Energy in Ecosystems SciGuide
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Flow of Matter and Energy in Ecosystems
Grade Level: Middle School
SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts.

Flow of Matter and Energy in Ecosystems SciGuide includes a variety of resources that explore the relationships and interactive on matter and energy in ecosystem as well as concentrating...  [view full summary]
SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts.

Flow of Matter and Energy in Ecosystems SciGuide includes a variety of resources that explore the relationships and interactive on matter and energy in ecosystem as well as concentrating on carbon and it's role in ecosystems.
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Gravity and Orbits SciGuide
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Gravity and Orbits
Grade Level: Middle School
SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts.

The Gravity and Orbits SciGuide, co-developed between NASA and NSTA, explores concepts related to Earth’s universal gravitation and how gravity affects the universe around us. The focus is on Standards and Benchmarks related to universal gravitation...  [view full summary]
SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts.

The Gravity and Orbits SciGuide, co-developed between NASA and NSTA, explores concepts related to Earth’s universal gravitation and how gravity affects the universe around us. The focus is on Standards and Benchmarks related to universal gravitation including variables that influence the amount of gravitational force and how gravity governs the motion of the solar system.
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