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13.2 Water and Earth's Systems

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of 13.2: Water and Earth's Systems. Use the navigation below to find the materials.

Section Materials


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

Microbial Life and Water, by SERC
This page from the Microbial Life Educational Resources site describes the inhabitants of the deep red, highly acidic waters of the Rio Tinto in Spain. The page presents historical, economic, and environmental information about the river as well as links to collections of online resources about it and how to use it as an example in class.

Earth from Space - Search Earth's Water Habitats, by NASA
View images from NASA that show features of the Earth from space.

Bacteria and Other Microorganisms in Household Water, by National Agriculture Safety Database
This article focuses on deciding whether to test household water for harmful bacteria and what to do if the water is polluted.

The Water Cycle, by USGS
Read a story about a drop of water as it goes through the entire water cycle. To help, some of the terms are linked to their definitions in a glossary.

Make a Water Cycle Wheel, by Illinois EPA
Print out these pages and follow the instructions to make your own water wheel. See how the water moves from the ocean to the air to the land and back again.

Water: A Never Ending Story, by University of Washington
This web page is designed for students and teachers. It includes activities about different processes in the water cycle with some background material to help teachers.

SeaWiFS Project, by NASA/GSFC
Homepage of SeaWIFS Project which generates false color images that show phytoplankton blooms. Includes data sets images and a teacher resources page.

Real-Time Water Data for the Nation, by USGS
Real time water data for the nation. Use this real-time daily streamflow data to study water trends, intense weather events, climate change, statistical methods, or any number of related topics.

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

Water Cycle, by NASA
View a short animation on the water cycle. You will need Quicktime to view this animation.

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