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, High school programming, Informal education, General public
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Origins and evolution of the universe
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, High school, Grade 11, High school, Grade 12
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Climate, Earth and space science, Earth processes, Weather, Earth and space science, Earth structure, Atmosphere, Earth and space science, Earth structure, Ocean and water, Engineering and technology, Remote sensing, Mathematics, Measurement
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 and space science, Earth structure, Atmosphere, Physical sciences, Energy, The nature of science, Science and society
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 is an activity about light and its component colors. Learners will observe a photograph of a rainbow and make observations about what they see in the photo. Next, they will observe a rainbow spectrum and draw the rainbow using crayons.
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.
Informal education, Middle school programming, Informal education, High school programming, Informal education, General public
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Earth and space science, Solar system
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.
Universal law of gravitation, Magma, Plate tectonics, Carbon cycle
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Geologic processes, Earth and space science, Earth structure, Geology