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Title: Hurricane Katrina: Wetland Destruction
Url: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3214/06-wetl-video.html
Publisher: WGBH Educational Foundation
Description: Wetlands along the southern coastlines of the United States serve as natural blocks to approaching hurricanes, starving them of warm ocean water and creating physical barriers to storm surge floods. However, construction of levees and canals in the last one hundred years has turned thousands of square miles of wetland habitat into open water. This video explores the importance of wetlands and examines the damage Hurricane Katrina caused to a wetland area south of New Orleans. The segment is one minute fifty-seven seconds in length. A background essay and list of discussion questions are also provided.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Physical geography -- Geomorphology. Landforms. Terrain -- Other natural landforms -- Wetlands
History (America) -- United States local history -- Louisiana -- Cities, towns, etc., A-Z -- New Orleans
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Ecology -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Wind -- Storms. Cyclones -- Hurricanes and other cyclonic storms
GEM Subject: Science -- Ecology
Science -- Meteorology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Meteorology -- Hurricanes
Geography -- Coasts
Ecology -- Wetlands
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Reading Materials
Reference
Teaching Guides
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Language: English
Rights: WGBH Educational Foundation
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: earth science
Education (General)
Environmental science
Physical sciences
science
Date Of Record Release: 2011-03-11 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-11-12 13:14:22 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE  DLESE
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Resource URL Clicks: 12
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