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ESS Common Misconceptions
US States / Regions
Astronomy / Space
Geology - Plate Tectonics
Hydrology / Glaciers
Energy / Resources
Hydrology Interactive Tools
High-Res Global Hydrography GIS Dataset
Created w/ satellite imagery AND OpenStreetMap to detect small waterways undetectable by satellites via @GISLounge
Want students to use data on largest watersheds in the World?
How has human impact effected watersheds?
Interactive map from @WoodsHoleResCtr
How do watersheds, topography, latitude & impervious surfaces affect plant ground cover?
Interactive map from MLRC
Map My Watershed @WikiWatershed @NSF
Interactive Google Earth layering displays your area's:
Need help having students study local streams and the life in them?
Check out these FREE Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Identification Cards
Easy to use, understand, if not just fun to learn more about the local watersheds
Want to know about your local watershed? Or those in the US?
KML file with @googleearth
HTML file for browser use
Water Balance App
—Balancing act of Water/Climate—
AMAZING Interactive @Esri map
How much rain:
Monthly avgs giving record of hydrologic cycle all the way back to Jan 2000!
Global Man-made Impervious Surface
How much area is impervious man-made structures? (roads, lots, buildings etc)
@NASA Interactive map can bring good discussions into classroom:
Where does rain go?
How does this affect albedo? ecosystems?
Water Use & Stress
Have questions or teaching about Water Access, Resources & Sanitation?
All the info & interactive maps you could ever want and more
Interactive Sea Ice Graph
Check out individual years or compare many years together
How much Water to Produce this Meal?
How much water does it take for your food?
Help #students be more responsible with natural resources!
Interactive guide to how much water it takes for a meal, part of CA's push for water conservation
Lab: Water Master
Discussing Aquifers has never been easier & FUN
Interactive allow you to build & explain:
-Precipitation/droughts vs Ground water movement
Teaching Great Lakes Science - Michigan Sea Grant
National Snow & Ice Data Center