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.
Earth and space science, Earth structure, Cryosphere
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.
High school, Informal education, High school programming, Informal education, General public
Earth and space science, Mathematics, Number and operations
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.
High school, Middle school
Earth and space science, Earth structure, Atmosphere, Earth, moon and sun, Seasons, Engineering and technology, Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft, Remote sensing
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.
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Origins and evolution of the universe, Earth and space science, Astronomy, Stars, nebulae and galaxies, Earth and space science, Solar system, Comparative planetology, Engineering and technology, Image processing and visualization, Engineering and technology, Remote sensing, Mathematics, Data collection, analysis and probability, Physical sciences, Light and optics
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.
Measuring, Variables, Language Arts, Earth Systems, Science and Engineering Practices, System Models
Elementary school, Upper elementary
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Geologic processes, Earth and space science, Earth processes, Weather, Earth and space science, Solar system, Comparative planetology, Earth and space science, Solar system, Planetary geology, Earth and space science, Solar system, Planetary science, Engineering and technology, Image processing and visualization, Engineering and technology, Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft, Engineering and technology, Remote sensing, Mathematics, Measurement, Mathematics, Problem solving, The nature of science, The scientific process, The nature of technology, The design process
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.
Accretion, Sublimation, Water vapor, Precipitaion
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.