Modeling the Water Budget

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Channel Islands, California

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  • Classroom Activities

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Description: 

In this activity, students will use California precipitation totals and evapotranspiration data to calculate and graph water deficits and surpluses. These spreadsheet models will help students understand droughts and the movement of water in the water cycle.

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Earth Science Big Ideas: 

Is this tagged to NGSS by the organization?: 

Yes

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