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AM in the PM
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In this activity, learners will listen to as many radio stations as possible to discover that AM radio signals can travel many hundreds of miles at night. Learners log the call signs, locations, and quality of the transmissions on a data table. This resource includes information about how AM radio transmissions differ at day and night, the ionosphere, the history of call letters, and NOAA Weather Radio. Note: this activity must be completed during the evening or early in the morning before sunrise and learners must have access to an AM radio.

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Computing and Information
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History, Law, Politics
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Physics
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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National Weather Service
NOAA
All that Glitters...
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This Ocean Explorer lesson plan (PDF) explores the questions: What colors, if any, are visible down in the deep sea? What is bioluminescence? Students will learn about white light (visible light), the quantity and quality of light as related to ocean depth, the difference in water penetration between red light and blue light, bioluminescent organisms, the color of most bioluminescent light, and why organisms bioluminesce. The lesson plan includes background information and keywords, a list of materials, teacher preparation instructions, learning procedures, related links, evaluation and extension ideas, and correlation to the national standards.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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Diagram/Illustration
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
NOAA
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
NOAA Ocean Explorer
Bering Sea Climate
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The Bering Sea Climate website contains time series data that measures climate and ecosystem status in the Bering Sea. The site presents data, metadata, and graphics by allowing the user to select categories and then click a button for the desired function. Data can be displayed as a list, a time series plot, or in terms of recent trends, relevance, and correlation. Measured parameters include weather, oceanographic and climate data, sea ice data, and fisheries and other biological data. The site also offers professional essays about the Bering Sea ecosystem and industry reports on climatic conditions and trends for the North Pacific in general and the Bering Sea in particular. Further information is available through links to additional data resources, communication, organizations, maps, ecosystem information, and a photo gallery. This resource is part of the Using Data collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/usingdata/

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Education
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Reading
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Internet Scout Project
NOAA
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Internet Scout Project
C.S.I. on the Deep Reef
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In this lesson students discover the factors that are indicative of chemotrophic nutritional strategies. This NOAA lesson plan is designed to teach students about the factors that are indicative of chemotrophic nutritional strategies. Students will be able to describe at least three chemotrophic symbioses known from deep-sea habitats. They will identify and explain three indicators of chemotropic nutrition. This hands-on activity uses online data resources and includes: focus questions, background information, evaluations and extensions, as well as resources and student handouts.

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Life Science
Chemistry
Geoscience
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
NOAA
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
NOAA Ocean Explorer
Clownfish in sea anemone
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The sea anemone allows the clownfish to hide in its tentacles. Sea anemones normally sting organisms that get too close. This is a commensalistic relationship because the clownfish benefits while the anemone is neither harmed nor helped.

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Life Science
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Diagram/Illustration
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
NOAA
Video and Image Data Access (VIDA) Collection
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Mohammed Al Momany (U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;)
Dead fish in a pond
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These fish died because of excessive pollution in the lake. The pollution is the result of runoff and chemical pollution dumped directly into the water. Acid rain can also cause fish and other organisms to die is small bodies of water because it raises water temperatures and makes the water more acidic.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
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Diagram/Illustration
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
NOAA
Video and Image Data Access (VIDA) Collection
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Katie Hale (California State University, Fullerton;Student, Biological Sciences)
Feather duster worms
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Feather duster worms are actually polychaete worms. One reason why they are considered to be annelids is because they have segmented bodies. The "duster" extensions of these worms are tentacles. Most of the worm's body is located inside the tube it builds as a type of shelter.

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Life Science
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Diagram/Illustration
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
NOAA
Video and Image Data Access (VIDA) Collection
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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N/A N/A (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;National Undersearch Research Program (NURP))
Goldfish external anatomy
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Goldfish live in the water. They use their gills to breathe. Goldfish swim in water to move around. This goldfish has pectoral fins, pelvic fins, anal fins, and dorsal fins that it uses to swim. The tail is used to steer the goldfish wherever it is going.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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Diagram/Illustration
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
NOAA
Video and Image Data Access (VIDA) Collection
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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N/A N/A (U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;)
Great Lakes Eco-Region
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The Great Lakes are socially, economically, and environmentally significant to the region, the nation, and the planet." This an essential principle for Great Lakes literacy. The Great Lakes Literacy Principles and Fundamental Concepts provide a framework for educators teaching about the Great Lakes, helping teachers and students think, teach and learn of the Great Lakes as a system, rather than a set of unrelated parts. Thinking systemically can provide for a greater understanding and can help provide solutions to the issues threatening the region.

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Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
NOAA
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
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NOAA
How Much Water is in that Cloud?
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In this activity, learners working in pairs saturate a cotton ball using water drops from an eyedropper to demonstrate the high water capacity of clouds. Learners also compare their estimates to the results of the experiment. Use this activity to explore weather events like thunderstorms and flash flooding. This resource includes facts about the rainiest and driest places in the world as well as flash flood safety rules.

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Technology
Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
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NOAA
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
National Weather Service
NOAA
Kelp forest
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When herbivore populations are adequately controlled by marine mammals such as sea otters, kelp thrives and grows to the lush kelp forest present in this image.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
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Diagram/Illustration
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
NOAA
Video and Image Data Access (VIDA) Collection
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Katie Hale (CSUF;Biological Sciences)
Light at the Bottom of the Deep, Dark Ocean?
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This Ocean Explorer interactive, hands-on lesson plan (PDF) leads students on an exploration of deepwater adaptations by addressing the focus question: What types of adaptations enable deep-sea fishes to survive and collect food in the darkness of the deep ocean? In the activity, students search for Skittles in a dark room while wearing goggles covered in blue cellophane to simulate deepwater feeding. This lesson plan includes a reproducible student handout and links to reference resources.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
NOAA
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
NOAA Ocean Explorer
Measure the Pressure II
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In this activity, learners use simple items to construct a device for indicating air pressure changes. Learners build aneroid barometers (also known as "dry" barometers) and record the level of the straw for 10 days. Learners observe how the changes in straw level relate to the changes they notice in the weather. This lesson guide includes background information about the history of barometers, how barometers measure air pressure, and how pressure relates to weather and thunderstorm safety. Learners can also build a "wet" barometer by following the instructions in the related resource.

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Computing and Information
Engineering
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Education
History, Law, Politics
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
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NOAA
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
National Weather Service
NOAA
Moonlight Serenade
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In this activity, learners act as the Earth and observe how different angles between the Sun, Earth, and Moon affect the phases of the moon we see each month. Learners work in pairs and make observations of a hand-held Moon model in a darkened room from two vantage points. Use this activity to introduce learners to Moon phases, eclipses, spring tides, and neap tides. This resource also has information about rip currents and beach safety.

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Engineering
Technology
Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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Activity/Lab
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Simulation
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NOAA
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
National Weather Service
NOAA
NOAA Fisheries Shark Web Site
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This site, managed by NOAA Fisheries, provides a vast amount of information regarding sharks, their characteristics and behavior. Users can access information on a variety of shark species including white sharks, tiger sharks, blacktip sharks and bull sharks. Also included is information regarding shark management, shark sciences, reducing risks of shark attack and frequently asked shark questions. Users can also link to external information on shark research and science, tagging, attacks, domestic and international management, identification and general education. This site contains a wealth of information and reflects NOAA Fisheries' commitment to conserving shark populations.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
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Diagram/Illustration
Reading
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
NOAA
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Starting Point (SERC)
NOAA: National Marine Sanctuaries
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This webpage features information on the marine life and habitats of the marine sanctuaries in the United States. Photographs, videos, and information on conservation efforts, protection, management and heritage of the sanctuaries are included. Users can click on the marine conservation sanctuary of their choice to take a virtual journey. This webpage is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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History, Law, Politics
Life Science
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Simulation
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
NOAA
UCAR
UCAR Staff
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Digital Water Education Library (DWEL)
National Marine Sanctuaries
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The National Marine Sanctuary Program aims to provide teachers with resources and training to support ocean literacy in America's classrooms. You will find curriculum, lesson plans, and activities that will excite your students about science and technology.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
NOAA
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Nudibranch eggs
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Nudibranchs lay eggs. They lay their eggs in a gelatinous mass. The color of the jelly-like substance depends on the type of nudibranch. It is not well understood why they lay their eggs in this manner.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
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Diagram/Illustration
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
NOAA
Video and Image Data Access (VIDA) Collection
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Dr. Dwayne Meadows (NOAA;)
Octopus and clam
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One reason why both the octopus and the clam are considered to be mollusks is because they lack body segmentation. Although the octopus and the clam look very different from each other, they are both mollusks.

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Life Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
NOAA
Video and Image Data Access (VIDA) Collection
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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N/A N/A (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;)
Polychaete worm
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Polychaetes are considered to be annelids because they are segmented but do not have legs. The protrusions on each segment of the worm are called parapodia. Parapodia are not actual legs.

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Life Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
NOAA
Video and Image Data Access (VIDA) Collection
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
N/A N/A (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;)