Nasa Wavelength

MY NASA DATA: How Does the Earth's Energy Budget Relate to Polar Ice?

By matching maps of snow and ice amounts with maps of net radiation flux for the same time frame, students will use the Live Access Server to explore how the net radiation flux has affected the snow and ice amounts in the Northern Hemisphere, as well as how the presence of snow can affect the net

Soil Chapter-The Data Game

To determine if data values are reasonable, students need to understand the units of measurement and be able to estimate the expected range of values in data.

The Evidence is "Clear"!

In this lesson, students consider observations and inferences to determine the support for each of two theories on the origin of the universe: Steady State and Big Bang.

A Trip to the Infrared Zoo

In this multi-day activity, students use infrared and visible images of animals and sort them into broad categories based upon the learner's own reasoning and observations of the images.

Chandra Photo Album

This collection features images taken by the Chandra X-ray Observatory, including image descriptions and comparison with optical images. Search options include chronological listings, images by category, and images by interest such as multi-wavelength and top rated images.

What Heats the Earth's Interior?

In this textbook chapter, students learn about the source of the Earth's internal heat engine, convection in the Earth's core, the role of superplumes in Earth's history, and the influence of tectonic activity on the Earth's climate.

A Simple Model for Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

In this problem set, learners will create and use a differential equation of rate-of-change of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Super Star Meets the Plucky Planet... Or, how Earth and Sun come to mutual understanding and respect

This is an animated and narrated storybook about the Sun and its effects on Earth. Learners will read or hear about characteristics of the Sun and Earth that influence their interaction.

Solar Convection

Learners will use hot and cold water to see how fluids at different temperature move around in convection currents. This activity is from the DIY Sun Science app and is for ages 10 and up.

Looking Back in Time

This lesson plan will provide a concrete way for students to understand the concept of distance in space equals distance in time. This is done using information gathered from a timeline activity in Lesson 1: Earth, the Universe, and Culture.

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