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Featured Mini Lesson

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Learn how the JASON-2 satellite measures ocean heights for a variety of purposes including monitoring of El Niño.

Teachers, these mini lessons/student activities are perfect "warm up" tasks that can be used as a hook, bellringer, exit slip, etc.

Grade Level: 6-8

Students review a video showing how the ocean is warmed by solar energy. This is the first video of a four-part series on the water cycle, which follows the journey of water from the ocean to the atmosphere, to the land, and back again to the ocean.