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Tsunami – Teacher Notes and Student Activities Tsunamis are associated with earthquakes, landslides or volcanic eruptions that occur in, or adjacent to, the ocean. This usually results in the sudden movement of water. This booklet explains the causes of tsunamis, detection and warning systems. Student activities included. For more information contact 6, 7, 8, 9
Landslides – Teacher Notes and Student Activities Landslides are one of Australia’s most dangerous natural hazards and result from a mass movement of material down a slope or cliff face. This booklet explains the nature of landslides and gives examples of various historical landslides that have occurred in Australia. Student activities included. For more information contact 6, 7, 8, 9
CensusAtSchool CensusAtSchool is a nation-wide annual project that collects real data relevant to students. It provides a snapshot of the characteristics, attitudes and opinions of those students who have completed questionnaires.
Interpreting Graphs, Slopes and Rates of Change Students will learn about the temperature change of Earth during the 20th century and through 2010. They will read a NASA press release describing recent trends in global climate change since 1900, and view a NASA eClips video segment about the energy budget of Earth. They will then examine data to look for trends, calculate slopes and rates of change, and use this information to predict climate change for the year 2050. 7
Exploring Climate Change by Graphing Functions SpaceMath@NASA in collaboration with Houghton-Mifflin has produced a multi-media module for sixth grade math students that covers climate change. The module includes a press release, NASA video, and a series of standards-based three math problems for student exploration of global warming. 6
Space Math @ NASA: Problems in Earth Science SpaceMath@NASA has created a number of individual math problems for grades 5-12 that feature Earth science themes. This webpage is the archive of these problems – each is given by its title, content, grade level and math skill, and consists of a single Student page and a teacher Answer key in a compact PDF file. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
NASA Remote Sensing Math With 103 problems designed for middle and high school students, this book covers many topics in remote sensing, satellite imaging, image analysis and interpretation. Examples are culled from NASA earth science and astronomy missions. Students learn about instrument resolution and sensitivity as well as how to calibrate a common digital camera, and how to design a satellite imaging system. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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