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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.

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

ClimateBits: Fast Carbon, Slow Carbon

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.

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.

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.

The Tools of Gamma Ray Astronomy

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.

Climate Kids: Make Seed Paper

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.

SOS Water Falls Pre-Visit

Intended for use prior to viewing the Science on a Sphere film "Water Falls," this lesson introduces students to Earth's water cycle and the importance of freshwater resources.

Stellar Evolution: Our Cosmic Connection

In this activity, students use multiwavelength images of stars in different stages of evolution to investigate how the initial masses of the protostars determines their evolutionary paths.

Finding Impact Craters with Landsat

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.

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