Learn from NASA scientists about two forms of water (liquid and solid), and about the special properties of ice that are important to Earth’s life and climate, in this video from NASA eClips. Ice can be found in bodies of water across the planet. In the polar regions, ice that is present all year long affects temperatures and climates throughout the world. Students can use the video to understand different forms of water and to observe and identify ice in a variety of water bodies.
To view the Activity, Background Essay, and Teaching Tips for this video, go to Support Materials below. This resource was developed through WGBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms project, in collaboration with NASA.
Learn about factors, such as wind, moisture, temperature, and air pressure, at a regional level that help produce the weather that people experience locally. This video provides students with the opportunity to visualize a phenomenon that is too big and too remote to experience in a classroom. Stude
Learn about underwater volcanoes and the discovery of the erupting deep-ocean volcano West Mata. The video provides students with the opportunity to visualize a phenomenon that is too dangerous and too remote to experience. Students view a visualization of the ocean floor as well as footage that cap
Learn about the value of the wetlands ecosystems in this video segment adapted from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Wetlands are essential habitats for plants and wildlife and a critical part of the water cycle. Yet they are under threat, largely due to the needs of a growing human population.