Volume: 04, Issue: 01 09/06/2005 
These satellite images are from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring mission (TRMM), Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) instrument from the Aqua satellite, and QuickSCAT respectively. Image courtesy NASA.
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This image depicts a 3-day average of actual sea surface temperatures for the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean from Aug. 25-27, 2005. The data came from the AMSR-E instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite. Image courtesy NASA/SVS.
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Other Articles in This Issue:
Science Resources Aid Hurricane Katrina Response
Hurricane Katrina Strikes NASA Facilities
Cassini Discovers Enceladus Tiger Stripes are Cubs
Mars Mission Successes Delight Scientists

NSTA Online Resources Help Students Understand Hurricanes

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, science teachers across the United States are hoping to help their students understand hurricanes. To support teachers in this endeavor, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is making the following online resources available free for the next several weeks.

  • NSTA’s Severe Weather SciGuide provides online resources for severe weather phenomena such as hurricanes, thunderstorms, and tornadoes. The Severe Weather SciGuide contains a rich library of web-based resources that cover the fundamentals of these events, as well as lesson plans that explore how hurricanes form, what factors contribute to their gaining or losing strength, and what locations in a hurricane—in relation to the eye—typically cause the most damage. To access the Severe Weather SciGuide, and for more information on other SciGuides, go to http://sciguides.nsta.org .

  • SciLinks is NSTA’s premier Internet service that links educators to the most targeted, age- appropriate science resources on the internet. A number of free links offer materials on the topics of storms and hurricanes — all sorted by grade range — to help expand your classroom lessons:

         Grades K-4

         Grades 5-8

         Grades 9-12
         Hurricane Fundamentals
         Hurricane Preparation

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