Check out this the Arctic and Earth SIGNs video to explore how climate models are used in climate change research.
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In this activity, students explore three indicators of drought are: soil moisture, lack of precipitation, and decreased streamflows. Students investigate each of these parameters develop a sense for the effects of drought on land.
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.