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High Hopes: Careers in the Atmospheric Sciences
High Hopes: Careers in the Atmospheric Sciences
Price: $24.95
Formats: VHS
Grade level: 5-12
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Product Code: HH

The scientists who study and predict the weather use some of the world's most sophisticated technology.  Their workplace is a state-of-the-art research facility built into the mountains above Boulder, Colorado and what they do impacts the lives of almost everyone on the planet.

Go behind the scenes at the National Center for Atmospheric Research where a unique program, SOARS (Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science), enables students to work hand-in-hand with veteran scientists to solve problems ranging from tracking dangerous storms to understanding how airborne pollutants travel.

High Hopes topics include:
Acid rain
Global warming
Life cycle of a hurricane
Computer climate modeling
Climate change and coral reefs
Tracking tornados

"The compelling behind-the-scenes stories that "High Hopes" tells enough to persuade any student that careers in atmospheric science are fascinating, rewarding and, more important, attainable."
Judy A. Lee Presidential Award Winner for Excellence in Science Teaching
  • Also includes a CD-ROM teachers guide The guide is a compilation of activities and information sources selected from a wide range of Web sites by curriculum specialists at the Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education (FASE). The activities selected for inclusion are among the best that the World Wide Web has to offer in the field of Atmospheric Sciences for 5th - 12th grades

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