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
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Earth's energy budget, Earth and space science, Earth structure, Cryosphere, Engineering and technology, Remote sensing, Life sciences, Ecology and ecosystems, Mathematics, Data collection, analysis and probability, The nature of science, The scientific process
This video is narrated by NASA scientist Peter Griffith who explains fast and slow carbon cycling on Earth. A banana is an example of fast, young carbon. A chunk of coal is an example of old, slow carbon.
Carbon cycle, Science on a Sphere
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Geochemical cycles, Earth structure, Atmosphere, Physical sciences, Energy, The nature of science, Science and society
MY NASA DATA: Using Hovmuller Plots to Better Understand Temperature and Salinity
A Hovmuller plot is a diagram that visibly displays data patterns from a selected latitude or longitude over a time period. Through a storyline and several samples, students are introduced to a Hovmuller plot of temperature data along a longitude in the eastern United States.
High school, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Climate, Weather, Earth structure, Atmosphere, Ocean and water, Engineering and technology, Remote sensing, Mathematics, Measurement
Should this Laser Slinging Slug have Fired his Weapon?
This fact card discusses the shape of space and how light is affected by the amount of dark matter and energy in the universe. MAP's microwave detection gives us enormous insight into the creation of this matter and energy.
Informal education, General public, High school programming
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Origins and evolution of the universe
NASA scientist, Neil Gehrels, serves as your guide to this online lesson on gamma ray tools, which focuses on advances in detector technologies since the 1980s that have enabled us to capture and image high-energy phenomena. Dr.
Detectors, Gamma ray bursts, Optics, Gamma rays
Earth and space science, Astronomy, The nature of science
The recycled paper produced from the instructions provided contains an additional component - wildflower seeds. The entire paper disc can be planted; the sprouting of the flowers can be observed and analyzed.
Informal education, Elementary school programming, Middle school programming, Youth public
The nature of technology, Technology and society
In this activity, students consider the sudden release of a tremendous amount of kinetic energy when an extraterrestrial object strikes the Earth. In small groups, they study satellite images that show possible evidence of impact events.
Elementary school, Upper elementary, Grade 5, Middle school
Earth and space science, Earth structure, Landforms/geography, Solar system, Asteroids and comets, Engineering and technology, Image processing and visualization, Remote sensing