Ecosystems and Remote Sensing
Learners obtain remote sensing data to compare and contrast global biomass data with global temperature data.
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Biological Oceanographic Investigations – I, Robot, Can Do That!
How do you decide the best person for each job? Would it be easier if you didn't have to consider their feelings? The instructional activity begins with a discussion of underwater robots. Then groups research one of these robots and...
7th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Impact of Climate Change on the Desert Pupfish
A fish that lives in the desert? You and your class can meet the desert pupfish as they examine its habitat, the role humans play in diminishing water supplies, and how climate change might impact this fishy friend. There are four short...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Descending to the Challenge: Developing Documentaries About the Deep Ocean
The video clip that comprises the warm up is not available, but the related article from The New York Times and the movie trailer for Aliens of the Deep are, leaving enough material to make this a fascinating lesson plan on deep-sea...
7th - 12th Science
Images of Our Changing Earth
Students identify and explain that remote sensing can detect changes on the Earth's surface that occur over time, and name at least three: urbanization, deforestation, and succession. They select a global change issue to investigate and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts