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Subject: Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Researching Hurricanes with Technology
Description: This lesson will help students to understand the formation, power, and history of hurricanes. Students will do this using a combination of technological skills. Examples of technology used include: PowerPoint, Word, Netscape Composer, and Internet searches.


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Subject: Science
Title: El Nino      Add Bookmark
Description: The purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson is to understand that El Nino is caused by changes in the atmospheric and ocean content. This lesson demonstrates how the atmosphere and oceans affect one another and how a small change in sea surface height can have a large impact on weather.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Subject: Science - Earth science - Science - Oceanography - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Finding Monster Waves      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, from Xpeditions, students learn about the varying sizes of ocean waves, what causes the variation, and where to find giant waves. Students learn the parts of a wave and discuss wave height, wavelength, and wave period. They experiment with creating waves on the National Geographic Wave Simulator and discuss how geography affects waves.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Science - Botany - Social Studies - Geography
Title: The Arctic and Antarctic Circles      Add Bookmark
Description: In this student activity from Xpeditions, students research the ends of the Earth--the Poles--to compare and contrast the regions. Background information is provided, giving insight into the nature of these two areas and outlining their differences and similarities.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Science
Title: Tsunami Barriers      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how humans may have unwittingly aggravated some of the damage done by the December 2004 tsunamis in Southeast Asia. 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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