Other Documents and Resources

Key Documents

Decadal Surveys

“Thriving on Our Changing Planet: A Decadal Strategy for Earth Observation from Space,” National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, 2017 (Second Decadal Survey)

“Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond,” 2007, National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (First Decadal Survey)

Earth Science Senior Review

A Senior Review Panel is convened to evaluate the scientific performance of each mission and the continued relevance of each mission to the NASA Science Strategic Plan. Missions that pass the senior review process may then be extended beyond their primary operational phase into an extended operational phase.

Earth Science Division Annual Reports

NASA SMD Science Plan

NASA Strategic Plan

Additional Documents

Citizen Science

GLOBE: Students, teachers and scientists from more than 110 countries participate in the GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) program, which gives them the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process. GLOBE provides grade level-appropriate, interdisciplinary activities and investigations about the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and soil/pedosphere, which have been developed by the scientific community and validated by teachers. GLOBE connects students, teachers, scientists and citizens from different parts of the world to conduct real, hands-on science about their local environment and put in a global perspective.

SMD Citizen Science program: Offers the public opportunities to participate in organized projects studying Earth science and other SMD science.

Learning Resources

NASA Museum Alliance Calendar: Find NASA Earth-Sun-Moon science events at museums around the country.

EO Kids: An online science publication from NASA’s Earth Observatory featuring news and hands-on experiments for kids ages 9-14.

NASA for Educators: An online resource for activities, videos, lesson plans, and materials that can be viewed by grade level or topic. Earth science resources can be found with a simple search.

Posters

Download the Earth Phases poster
Download the Earth Layers poster
Download the Earth Nine Phases poster

Wallpapers

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Earth Diagonal Phases

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Earth Diagonal Phases

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Earth Layers

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Earth Layers

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Earth Nine Phases

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Earth Nine Phases
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