Educators Guide to NASA Earth Science Images and Data
This 16-page booklet illustrates multiple NASA sources that allow educators to incorporate real Earth science data and images in their teaching and programs. Sample resources as well as firsthand accounts of how these are being used in the classroom or informal education setting are included.
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Earth and space science, Earth structure, Engineering and technology, Image processing and visualization, Engineering and technology, Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft, Engineering and technology, Remote sensing
In this career-oriented interview, readers are introduced to a scientist who works primarily on wind energy. He explains the importance of wind farm placement planning. Images of architectural wind and a wind farm are included, along with a link to the Power Up game.
Informal education, Elementary school programming, Informal education, Middle school programming, Informal education, Youth public
The nature of technology, Technology and society
In this activity, students use satellite imagery to assess potential danger associated with selecting a new and safer location for the town of Villarrica, along with its corresponding communication and evacuation routes. Satellite imagery and a topographic map are included.
Eclipse: Using a Classroom Model to Explore the Moon's Shadow
This is an activity about the Sun, Earth and Moon and their movements during solar and lunar eclipses. Students observe and manipulate a styrofoam ball model and simulate the movement of these bodies during the different kinds of eclipses.
Earth and space science, Earth structure, Cryosphere, Earth and space science, Earth structure, Landforms/geography, Earth and space science, Earth structure, Ocean and water, Engineering and technology, Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft, Mathematics, Measurement
This is a user's guide that contains background science and technology information for the Geomagnetic Event Observatory Network by Students program, or GEONS. Learners can review the role that terrestrial magnetism plays in shaping a number of important Earth systems.
Students will start learning about Saturn just as the first observers of Saturn did - by observing and wondering. They will look at pictures of Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft, and the Huygens probe and write what they notice, know, and wonder.
Elementary school, Upper elementary
Earth and space science, Solar system, Comparative planetology, Earth and space science, Solar system, Planets
Students are introduced to the basic properties, behavior and detection of black holes through a brief discussion of common conceptions and misconceptions of these exciting objects. They "act out" a way black holes might be detected through their interaction with other objects.
Informal education, Middle school programming
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Physical sciences, Motion and forces
This is a PDF guide on how to use ImageJ image processing software to understand and manipulate astronomical images. The guide begins with instructions on how to download ImageJ, plus some additional astronomy-related plugins, followed by directions on how to install everything correctly.
Informal education, Informal education, High school programming, Informal education, General public
Engineering and technology, Image processing and visualization