Creating a Thematic Map Using S'COOL Data
Students observe weather patterns, collect data, and make a weather predictions for various locations on a map.
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The Tide is High, but I’m Holding On… Using ICESat Data to Investigate Sea Level Rise
Based on the rate of melting observed from 2003-2007 in Greenland, it would take less than 10 minutes to fill the Dallas Cowboys' Stadium. The 17th instructional activity in a series of 21 has scholars use the ICESat data to understand...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Play Ball! – Or Not…Making a Decision Using Weather Data
Should the game go on or not? An engaging instructional activity asks small groups to make a decision using weather data. After analyzing a map, an updated forecast, and radar information, groups have to decide whether to cancel a...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
New Review Using Empirical Data in the Classroom: Raptor Migrations!
Raptor flight patterns align with seasonal changes in net primary productivity. Here is a thought-provoking lesson that uses empirical data from a video to help scholars understand raptor migrations, producers/consumers, and ecosystems....
6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Using Math to Analyze Data
No one wants to be average, so mathematicians use the term mean instead of average. The video explains how to calculate the mean, how to calculate the percent error, and why this information is important. Finally, the video considers the...
4 mins 9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Using Vegetation, Precipitation, and Surface Temperature to Study Climate Zones
Using NASA's Live Access Server, earth scientists compare the temperature, precipitation, and normalized difference vegetation index for four different locations. They use the data to identify the climate zone of each location using...
6th - 12th Science
Using Radiosonde Data From a Weather Balloon Launch
Students interpret radiosonde data from a weather balloon launch to distinguish the characteristics of the lower atmosphere. After a brief discussion of the various layers of the atmosphere, students analyze the way pressure and...
7th - 12th Science