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Lesson Plans (3) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (4) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Assessments (1) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress.
Informational Materials (6) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Interactives/Games (4) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (7) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities.
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Latitude and Longitude
http://www-spof.gsfc...
This lesson is an introduction to coordinates on a sphere. It discusses how latitude and longitude define locations on Earth, and similarly, how declination and right ascension define locations on the celestial sphere. Also introduces systems of time-keeping, e.g. local solar time, time zones, universal time and the International Date Line.

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Get of the Gulf!
http://teachoceansci...
This lesson plan teaches students about the gulf stream.

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Going Global
http://teacherknowle...
This resource is a lesson plan to teach Global Winds.

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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.

Assessments


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Geography4Kids Quiz: Atmosphere Overview
http://www.geography...
This website is an interactive quiz on the atmosphere.

Informational Materials


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Water on the Move Current Events
http://www.mos.org/o...
This site contains great information and experiments. Learn what makes ocean currents flow on this page from the Museum of Science's "Oceans Alive!" Read about some major ocean currents and discover the effects of wind, sun, continents, density, salinity, El Nino, and the Coriolis Effect on currents.

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From Sea to Shining Sea: Exploring America's Ocean Realms
http://nationalgeogr...
This student reproducible, which accompanies several Xpeditions lessons, features information about 12 unique marine ecosystems. A map, glossary and more accompanies the information about the Mariana Trench, Beaufort Sea, Gulf of Mexico and other locales.

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Geography4Kids
http://www.geography...
This site has an introduction to the earth sciences that includes topics on the Earth's structure, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere.

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Oceans Habitats
http://www.marietta....
Informational page that provides an interactive the comparison of regions of ocean biomes.

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

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

Interactives/Games


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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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Rain, Rain Go Away!
http://teacher.schol...
WebQuest used to teach about the warmth of the ocean and the effects on land.

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Making My Own Weather
http://teacher.schol...
Interactive site where students manipulate the weather.

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Dry, Dry, Dry
http://teacher.schol...
Students answer questions about a drought map and create a forecast.

Learning Activities


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Water on the Move Current Events
http://www.mos.org/o...
This site contains great information and experiments. Learn what makes ocean currents flow on this page from the Museum of Science's "Oceans Alive!" Read about some major ocean currents and discover the effects of wind, sun, continents, density, salinity, El Nino, and the Coriolis Effect on currents.

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Predicting Paths/Evacuations
http://www.nhc.noaa....
Students will evaluate the weather conditions and history of current storms. They will predict the path the hurricane will take. The students will hold "town meetings" in making decisions about ordering evacuations.

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Oceans Habitats
http://www.marietta....
Informational page that provides an interactive the comparison of regions of ocean biomes.

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Weather Watch!
http://teacher.schol...
WebQuest teaching about the effects of weather in the Oceans.

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Rain, Rain Go Away!
http://teacher.schol...
WebQuest used to teach about the warmth of the ocean and the effects on land.

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Making My Own Weather
http://teacher.schol...
Interactive site where students manipulate the weather.

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Dry, Dry, Dry
http://teacher.schol...
Students answer questions about a drought map and create a forecast.

Teacher Tools


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Oceans Habitats
http://www.marietta....
Informational page that provides an interactive the comparison of regions of ocean biomes.

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