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4.3 Understanding Rates and Scales of Environmental Change

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of 4.3: Understanding Rates and Scales of Environmental Change. Use the navigation below to find the materials.

Section Materials


Visions of Earth, by AGI
A four-DVD set on interactions in Earth systems.

Climographs, Spring Valley High School
This site is from Spring Valley High School in New York. It is a good activity on making Climographs.

Global Warming Frequently Asked Questions, NOAA
With recent news about U.S. January temperatures and 2005 being the warmest ever (see “GOOD READS” section below), this is a great site to find questions and answers about global warming from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Questions include: is global warming happening? is sea level rising? definitions of the greenhouse effect, the relationship of El Niño and global warming, and sources for more information.

Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, CReSIS
Links are organized by the following categories: Data & Images; Information; Lessons ­Elementary; and Lessons - Middle School. The entry for each resource includes a short description, link, and identifies national science,geography, and math education standards that are supported.

Tree Rings Slide Show, NOAA
This is a slide show talking about tree rings and environmental change.

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Visions of Earth, by AGI
82 High-definition animations showing a variety of Earth and space system processes.

Floods, by University of Kentucky
View an animation that illustrates how floods can change the landscape through mass movement.

Mt. St. Helens, by USGS
A list of movies and animations created from photography at Mount St. Helens in 2004, 2005, and 2006.

Changing Size of the Great Salt Lake in Utah, by USGS
Time-lapse elevation change movie for the Great Salt Lake in Utah covering 1972 to 1996.


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