FILLING IN THE GAPS - Acquiring and Analyzing Satellite and Ground-Based Data
Students monitor rainfall, compute daily averages, and compare their methods of computation to those used by actual researchers using satellite observations.
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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 lesson plan in a series of 21 has scholars use the ICESat data to understand the ice mass...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Plant Phenology Data Analysis
Scientists monitor seasonal changes in plants to better understand their responses to climate change, in turn allowing them to make predictions regarding the future. The last activity in the series of six has scholars analyze BudBurst...
7th - 9th 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 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