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United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Data Sets

These pages provide access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Online access to this data is organized around...

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Data Sets

The world is a watery place. But just how much water exists on, in, and above our planet? This set of data and tables show the amounts of water on Earth.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Streamer is a new way to visualize and understand water flow across America. With Streamer, you can explore our Nation's  major streams by tracing upstream to their source or downstream to where they empty. In addition to making maps, Streamer creates reports about your stream traces and the...

eChalk
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

This stunning tablet and iPad enabled resource gives you an interactive globe og the Earth with a wide range of geographic, demographic, and statistical maps.

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Welcome to EPA's Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) Climate Scenarios Projection Map. This map provides easy-to-access scenario-based climate change projections drawn from CREAT. The impacts from a changing climate, including extreme heat and more intense storms, present...

Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

"Visualizing Earth Systems" can help us see and understand the many ways scientists monitor and represent information about Earth systems including land, water, air, and living things. Using technologies ranging from on-site dta collection to satellite-based remote sensing, scientists...

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The Real-Time Groundwater Level Network contains water levels and information from wells within "real time" data transmission instrumentation. Study the impact of drought and precipitation events on groundwater levels.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The National Water Information System (NWIS) provides map-interface access to data at over 1.5 million water-monitoring sites.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The Clean Water Act turns 40 in October 2012. The Landmark Legislation was a fundamental turning point in the protection of all fresh water in the United States. The laws' stated goal was to make all water fishable and swimmable. The law is the source of all modern day water protection and led...

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, raising it 216 feet and creating new shorelines for our continents and inland seas.

MinuteEarth
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Unlike every other planet in our solar system, earth's surface is 70% water, which while useful for life, is also kind of weird. This is because everything we know about how and why our planet formed says earth's surface should be bone dry. Watch this informational video to learn more about our...

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Did you know that only 1% of Earth's water is fresh and available for consumption? Fresh water is the world's most essential natural resource, but it's also one of the most threatened. National Geographic magazine's April issue celebrates and explores this important resource.

Top Documentary Films
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. The documentary is well structured and presents an overwhelming amount of evidence which will change the way anyone thinks about bottled and municipal water. Both...

NBC Learn
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation explore the threats and challenges to our most vital natural resource.

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Fresh water accounts for only 2.5% of Earth's water, yet it is vital for human civilization. What are our sources of fresh water? In the first of a two part series on fresh water, Christiana Z. Peppard breaks the numbers down and discusses who is using it and to what ends.

UNAVCO, Inc.
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Learn how water in its many forms can change the shape of the earth, and how we can measure this shape-shifting to better understand and manage water resources. As an example, this short animation focuses on how the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory, a high-precision GPS network throughout...

Spokane Aquifer Joint Board
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

On this field trip, you'll learn amazing things about water. You'll learn about aquifers, how your drinking water gets to you, what other kids have to do around the world to get their water, and ideas for helping to protect this precious resource. Now get ready for some fun! This field trip was...

Spokane Aquifer Joint Board (SAJB)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

The virtual field trips are designed to educate students about the Aquifer and the need to protect our sole source of drinking water. Students will gain an increased awareness and education about our ground water source, the aquifer, and provide information about protecting this precious...

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artist's concept of Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver
Videos or Animations
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live and work in space? Follow astronauts on the International Space Station in a series of videos as they explain their daily routines. Educators can use this series of videos and resources to enhance K-12 science, technology, engineering, and...

EIT Image of the Sun
Videos or Animations
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Find out more about how our sun's position in the sky changes due to Earth's rotation, revolution, and tilt. Learn from the experts -- Dr. Alex Young and Dr. Nicki Viall explain these connections so students understand paterns within the Earth-sun relationship.

Students taking water samples during field work
Videos or Animations
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

What gives Velcro its stick? Why does pollen make some people sneeze? And, how pure is the salt that we put on our food? In this episode of STEM Flicks, explore the role that microscopy plays in our everyday lives. Discover how scientists and engineers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...

World map with ice caps
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Get caught up in the podcasting frenzy, but in a sciencey way! You can now have the latest ABC Science Online and Radio National science shows to download at your leisure or to have magically delivered when you subscribe via RSS feed.

Aurora and stars
Maps and Visualizations
National Science Digital Library (NSDL)

AIRNow is a cross-agency government website that provides information about air quality across the US.

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