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Hurricane Katrina
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During the 2005 hurricane season the gulf coast experienced one of the worst storms in over 90 years. New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast suffered a great deal of damage. Here in Mobile Alabama we were much more fortunate, however we did have our share of problems. The storm surge flooded much of the downtown area. This video lets you see what happened from the Exploreum’s perspective.


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Weather Watchers: 21st-Century Style
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This podcast features a lesson in which students work in pairs to create a short video of the next day's local weather forecast. Each team's forecast will air the following day, followed by actual weather readings of instruments such as the barometer and digital hygrometer (provided by AMSTI / GLOBE). The forecast and instrument readings will be recorded and compared over a period of weeks on a weather data table.


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Save Our Sand
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This is a video about erosion and the effects it can have on our beaches.  It explains how beaches can be repaired.  It shows the processes of rebuilding a beach.  It explains how sand is cleaned.  The video also has additional information about erosion and the effects of it. 


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Subject: Science
Title: Dangerous Hail     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear why hail rarely seems to hit people. Every year, tornadoes, hurricanes, and snowstorms claim lives and cause injuries. But strangely, hailstorms, which pelt the ground with hard balls of ice, never seem to hit human targets. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Florida Freezes     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about research that shows that draining a wetland is not only bad for the animals that live there, but it also changes the local weather. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Earth Simulator     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear a professor of meteorology at the University of Hawaii describe why the most powerful supercomputer attracts scientists from all over the world. This supercomputer creates complex models of earthquakes, ocean currents, and weather events in great detail. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Web Resources: Podcasts


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Global Going!
http://www.windows2u...
Podcast explaining global wind

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Climate vs. Weather
http://learnmoreabou...
Podcast about the differences in climate or weather.

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Crazy Clouds
http://www.youtube.c...
This is a song about tornadoes and storms.

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El Nino
http://www.classzone...
Interactive site to teach the history, conditions, and effects of El Nino.

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