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Live! From 2-Alpha

This activity is one of several in which students are required to access and analyze actual data from NASA missions, including video "interviews" with real NASA scientists, to solve a mystery.

GPM: Hurricanes Beyond the Tropics

When New England was hit by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, there was not a satellite monitoring tropical storms that far north; the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) was operating in a band between the 35-degree latitudes.

Birth of a Large Iceberg in Pine Island Bay, Antarctica

This lithograph shows the break-off of a large iceberg from the Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica. This event occurred between November 4th and 12th, 2001, and provides powerful evidence of rapid changes underway in this area of Antarctica.

String Calculator

In this activity students add and subtract log distances on their Log Tapes to discover that the corresponding numbers multiply and divide. This will lead them to an experiential understanding of the laws of logarithms. This is activity B2 in the "Far Out Math" educator's guide.

MY NASA DATA: Seasons and Cloud Cover - Are They Related?

Satellite data on cloud cover is used in this investigation to show the relationship between clouds and solar declination. Students will download data on declination angles along with data on clouds and cloud cover for a one-year time period.

Astro101 Slide Set: Kepler Finds Earth's Cousin

This slide set focuses on the first discovery of an Earth-like planet orbiting a Sun-like star. It is one of a series of short, topical presentations on new developments from NASA astrophysics missions, relevant to introductory astronomy topics.

MRC: Where is the Best Place to Measure? (Grades 3-5)

This lesson plan teaches how to select the landing site for a planetary surface investigation, using the 5E learning cycle.

MY NASA DATA: Cold, Clouds and Snowflakes

In this data analysis activity, students use satellite data to explore the relationship between the amount of water vapor and the temperature of clouds, as well as snowflake shapes and cloud temperature.

Geometric Additions +Logarithms = Geometric Multiplication

Mathematicians often argue that anything which can be represented numerically or algebraically can also be represented geometrically. This is perhaps true even to the extent that simple numeric calculations can be demonstrated geometrically.

The Reasons for the Seasons

This is an activity about seasons. Learners begin by brainstorming a list of activities and events that occur in each season.