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Catch A Wave is an educational project for students, grades 6 - 12, that uses online real time data to guide student discovery of the causes and effects of ocean waves and tides.
Nature: It’s more than just a faraway beach or mountain.
Are you a teacher who cares about our water planet and wants to inspire and encourage your students to do the same?
For 200 years, NOAA has been focused on delivering "science, service, and stewardship." Making this happen leads the people of NOAA from the edge of space to the bottom of the ocean. To help you learn more about your world and how NOAA helps you explore, understand, and protect our Earth, we've put together this book with 43 different activities. Download the full activity book or individual activities. Activity Book (121MB, pdf) Activities:
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A world population of 7 billion in 2011... and how many tomorrow? For thousands of years, human beings were a rare species and their numbers grew very slowly. By around 1800, the population began to increase rapidly, starting in the rich countries and then, from the twentieth century, in the rest of the world. What are the reasons for this growth, and what factors are affecting the population today? Will the world population level off in the years to come?
A bag of chips I bought recently in England had some bad news printed on the back. First, the chips had 14 g of fat. Worse, they had caused 75 g of carbon to be released into the atmosphere. That bag called my attention to my carbon footprint: those 75 g, added to the 2.3 million from the plane I took there and back, plus the total of all the carbon impacts--the emissions into the air that contribute to global warming--of everything else I do and buy. Footprint math uses life-cycle assessment, or LCA, which calculates the amount of carbon released over the entire life history of those chips, from planting the potatoes to tossing the empty bag into the trash.