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Climate Science from the Southeast Pacific - Educators' Page
As an educator, you have the challenging task of teaching content that is integrated into other content areas to many students at various learning levels. Hopefully, looking into the VOCALS campaign
can help! The VOCALS campaign will study many different scientific areas
and strive to answer many interrelated questions. It is an excellent example of teamwork by scientists
, of the extensive planning that must go into experiments and campaigns, and the scientific process
. You can use this campaign to talk about scientific instrumentation
, current climate research
, and science as a career
. Please refer your students to our Kids' page
for more information, fun, and games. And use the following related Classroom Activities with your students.
Create Your Own Fog Uses inexpensive, easy-to-find materials!
The Difference Between Weather and Climate Includes graphing exercises!
Exploring Density with Salt and Fresh Water: Par 5 A fun activity that involves investigating the interaction between fresh water and salt water.
Introduction to Maps This quick lesson exposes students to a variety of types of maps.
Land Plan Challenge Emphasizes teamwork and how city planning affects the environment and the larger community.
Make a Classroom Map Students learn geographical skills of map making by constructing a map of their classroom.
The Scientist Project A great activity that introduces your class to many different scientists. Teamwork and creativity a must!
Temperature and the Earth's Atmosphere Interpret graphs to learn how temperature varies through the atmosphere.
Three Clouds Activity One captivating demonstration and two hands-on activities - all about clouds!
Using Current Event Articles in the Science Classroom Try these new ideas to get your students hooked on today's science!
Shop Windows to the Universe Science Store!
Our online store
includes fun classroom activities
for you and your students. Issues of NESTA's quarterly journal, The Earth Scientist
are also full of classroom activities on different topics in Earth and space science!
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