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Astro-Venture Atmosphere Unit - Conclusion: Summarizing Learning
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Astro-Venture Atmosphere Unit - Conclusion: Summarizing Learning

In this concluding lesson to the Astro-Venture Atmospheric Unit, students review and ... (more)

In this concluding lesson to the Astro-Venture Atmospheric Unit, students review and summarize their learning in a final project. Learners will draw and explain concept maps that show how the gases in the atmosphere interact with many different systems to support human habitability. They also write a superhero comic book explaining how superheroes representing elements combine their powers to protect the Earth's habitability. The lesson models scientific inquiry using the 5E instructional model and includes teacher notes, prerequisite concepts, common misconceptions, student journal and reading. This is the eighth lesson in the Astro-Venture Atmospheric Science Training Unit. The purpose of the unit is to increase students' awareness of and interest in astrobiology and the many career opportunities that utilize science, math and technology skills. The lessons are designed for educators to use in conjunction with the Astro-Venture multimedia modules. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Life Science
Space Science
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Astro-Venture Atmospheric Sciences Educator-s Guide
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Astro-Venture Atmospheric Sciences Educator-s Guide

This is the second of four curriculum guides focusing on astrobiology and ... (more)

This is the second of four curriculum guides focusing on astrobiology and careers for grades 5-8. Students are confronted with the challenge of searching for and designing a planet that would be habitable to humans. Using an online, multimedia module, students change the amounts of gases in our atmosphere and draw conclusions about which factors are necessary for human survival. Students then engage in classroom activities that help them to form an understanding of atoms, elements, and molecules as the components of gases that have unique properties that makes each gas important to human survival. They further explore the process of chemical change, with a focus on some of the chemical reactions most important to human survival. In contrast, they learn how the inert gas, nitrogen, is important to human life by contributing to our surface pressure. Finally, they connect their learning to the systems they explored in Astronomy. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA
Atlantic Tropical Storm Tracking by Year
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Atlantic Tropical Storm Tracking by Year

Visitors to this site can access information on tropical storms and hurricanes ... (more)

Visitors to this site can access information on tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean as far back as 1851. Information provided here includes a yearly map showing the tracks of all storms, and individual maps for each storm. The individual maps are accompanied by data tables that show latitude, longitude, wind speed, dates, and times. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Data
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Author:
Dan Vietor
The Atmosphere
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The Atmosphere

The lessons at this website were prepared to introduce 5th-8th grade students ... (more)

The lessons at this website were prepared to introduce 5th-8th grade students to the fundamental principles of the earth's atmosphere: history, composition, and structure. Includes three pages of information and features to allow for exploration and expansion of current knowledge. In addition, there are four activities to develop performance skills, not only in science, but in math and language arts as well. Links to external sites also included. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Atmosphere Animations
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Atmosphere Animations

This site features Java Applet, QuickTime, and Flash animations that illustrate characteristics ... (more)

This site features Java Applet, QuickTime, and Flash animations that illustrate characteristics and functions of the atmosphere. They show how atmospheric temperature, pressure, and density change with respect to changing altitude, the way different kinds of radiation (x-ray, ultraviolet, visible, and infrared) act in various levels of the atmosphere (troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, and thermosphere/ionosphere), how oxygen gas and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) interact with ultraviolet radiation to create and deplete ozone, and the manner in which radiation is trapped in the atmosphere, causing the greenhouse effect and global warming. The animations can be paused and rewound to stress important points. These resources are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Atmosphere Composition Model
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Atmosphere Composition Model

In this activity, learners create a model using metric measuring tapes and ... (more)

In this activity, learners create a model using metric measuring tapes and atmosphere composition data. Learners will investigate the major components of the atmosphere (nitrogen and oxygen) as well as the minor components which raise questions about global warming and greenhouse gases. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Lori Lambertson
The Exploratorium
Atmosphere and Temperature
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Atmosphere and Temperature

Learners will use the inquiry process to explore the affect of atmosphere ... (more)

Learners will use the inquiry process to explore the affect of atmosphere on the temperature of a planet. They create a model of the system to test. They then create a concept map of the planetary temperature system. The lesson models scientific inquiry using the 5E instructional model and includes teacher notes, prerequisite concepts, common misconceptions, student journal and reading. This is lesson 10 in the Astro-Venture Astronomy Unit. The lessons are designed for educators to use in conjunction with the Astro-Venture multimedia modules. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Atmospheric Aerosols
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Atmospheric Aerosols

This NASA site explains the three major types of atmospheric aerosols - ... (more)

This NASA site explains the three major types of atmospheric aerosols - volcanic emissions, desert dust, and anthropogenic aerosols - and how they affect global climate. The site discusses the generation and atmospheric distribution of these aerosols, as well as the chemical and physical processes by which they create global cooling. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Other
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Atmospheric Black Carbon alters Weather Patterns
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Atmospheric Black Carbon alters Weather Patterns

Simulations of effects of black carbon aerosols on temperature, precipitation, and radiation ... (more)

Simulations of effects of black carbon aerosols on temperature, precipitation, and radiation flux. This view covers the simulation of added black carbon in the atmosphere based on measurements from INDOEX and industrial regions in China. It starts showing temperature changes (blue is cooler, red is warmer), fades to precipitation changes (blue is wetter, brown is dryer) and finally radiate flux at ground level (black is less, yellow is more). (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
James Hansen
Larissa Nazarenko
Surabi Menon
Tom Bridgman
Yunfeng Luo
Atmospheric Black Carbon alters Weather Patterns (Still images)
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Atmospheric Black Carbon alters Weather Patterns (Still images)

Simulations of effects of black carbon aerosols on temperature, precipitation, and radiation ... (more)

Simulations of effects of black carbon aerosols on temperature, precipitation, and radiation flux. This version presents stills from two different simulations (for comparison). For experiment A, black carbon is added based on INDOEX measurements while experiment B is run with no black carbon aerosols. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
James Hansen
Larissa Nazarenko
Surabi Menon
Tom Bridgman
Yunfeng Luo
Atmospheric Collisions
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Atmospheric Collisions

In this activity/demonstration, learners observe what happens when two ping pong balls ... (more)

In this activity/demonstration, learners observe what happens when two ping pong balls are suspended in the air by a hair dryer. Use this activity to demonstrate how rain drops grow by coalescence. This resource guide includes an explanation of how water vapor condenses on cloud condensation nuclei and why water droplets vary in size. This resource also includes tips about flood watches and warnings. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
National Weather Service
NOAA
Atmospheric Composition and Climate Change
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Atmospheric Composition and Climate Change

This experiment has student teams comparing a sample of room air with ... (more)

This experiment has student teams comparing a sample of room air with one of the greenhouse gases - carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, or methane - and observing the relative effectiveness of the gases in trapping infrared (IR) radiation. The activity requires an IR heat source, such as a heat lamp, two 2-liter beverage bottles, #4 one hole rubber stoppers, and a thermometer or temperature probes. Nitrous oxide can be obtained from a dentist, methane from gas jets in a chemistry lab, and CO² can be generated using vinegar and baking soda. Students compare the heating and cooling curves in data they collect. The investigation is supported by the textbook, Climate Change, part of Global System Science, an interdisciplinary course for high school students that emphasizes how scientists from a wide variety of fields work together to understand significant problems of global impact. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Atmospheric Detectives: ATLAS 2 Teacher's Guide With Activities
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Atmospheric Detectives: ATLAS 2 Teacher's Guide With Activities

This activity guide is based upon the second Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications ... (more)

This activity guide is based upon the second Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science (ATLAS) mission, which flew on STS-56 in 1993. It probes the connection between the activities of scientists and researchers and the observable world of weather and climate. The guide is in four sections: Case History, The Search, The Motive, The Method. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Reference
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
Atmospheric Dust
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Atmospheric Dust

Atmospheric dust storms are common in many of the world's semi-arid and ... (more)

Atmospheric dust storms are common in many of the world's semi-arid and arid regions and can impact local, regional, and even global weather, agriculture, public health, transportation, industry, and ocean health. This module takes a multifaceted approach to studying atmospheric dust storms. The first chapter examines the impacts of dust storms, the physical processes involved in their life cycle, their source regions, and their climatology. The second chapter explores satellite products (notably dust RGBs) and dust models used for dust detection and monitoring, and presents a process for forecasting dust storms. The third and final chapter of the module examines the major types of dust storms: those that are synoptically forced, such as pre- and post-frontal dust storms and those induced by large-scale trade winds; and those caused by mesoscale systems such as downslope winds, gap flow, convection, and inversion downburst storms. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Life Science
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
COMET/MetEd Program Collection
Author:
COMET
Atmospheric Heating Animations
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Atmospheric Heating Animations

This site features a QuickTime animation with audio, a series of Java ... (more)

This site features a QuickTime animation with audio, a series of Java applets, and an MPEG that illustrate various aspects of atmospheric heating. They explain Earth's radiation balance, show the user how to draw temperature contours, and depict the basic idea of an urban heat island. These resources portray a variety of environments and are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Atmospheric Moisture Animations
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Atmospheric Moisture Animations

This site features GIFs, Java applets, MPEGs, and Flash animations that illustrate ... (more)

This site features GIFs, Java applets, MPEGs, and Flash animations that illustrate various forms of precipitation and moisture. They include an animation of air parcels and water vapor colliding with condensation nuclei which results in condensation and cloud formation, an interactive precipitation animation applet that allows the user to set wet and dry bulb temperatures to see if snow, ice, freezing rain, sleet, super cooled droplets, raindrops, or drizzle will fall, an animation of lake effect snow over the Great Lakes, and infrared satellite images of water vapor moving across the US. These resources portray a variety of environments and are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Atmospheric Pressure and Wind Animations
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Atmospheric Pressure and Wind Animations

This site features Flash and QuickTime animations that illustrate diurnal changes in ... (more)

This site features Flash and QuickTime animations that illustrate diurnal changes in wind patterns along coasts due to unequal heating of the land and water, the Coriolis Effect on the Earth's surface and in the context of everyday weather patterns, and global circulation, temperature, and wind patterns. The animations can be paused and rewound to stress important points. These resources are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Atmospheric Radiation, Fall 2005
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Atmospheric Radiation, Fall 2005

Introduction to the physics of atmospheric radiation and remote sensing including use ... (more)

Introduction to the physics of atmospheric radiation and remote sensing including use of computer codes. Radiative transfer equation including emission and scattering, spectroscopy, Mie theory, and numerical solutions. Solution of inverse problems in remote sensing of atmospheric temperature and composition. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Prinn, Ronald
The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program
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The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program is an important part of the ... (more)

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program is an important part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) strategy to understand global climate change. The ARM Program has established three outdoor research sites around the world. Scientists gather and use the data from these sites to study the effects of sunlight, radiant energy, and clouds on temperatures, weather, and climate. This site has information about ARM and global warming. It has lesson plans, a question area, and an Ask a Scientist link. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Reference
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Digital Water Education Library (DWEL)
Atmospheric Science Mission
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Atmospheric Science Mission

In this lesson, students use an online, multimedia module to simulate the ... (more)

In this lesson, students use an online, multimedia module to simulate the techniques that scientists might use to find a planet that has the atmospheric conditions required for human habitability. Learners will learn about NASA research and careers in atmospheric sciences. The lesson models scientific inquiry using the 5E instructional model and includes teacher notes, prerequisite concepts, common misconceptions, student journal and reading. This is the ninth lesson in the Astro-Venture Atmospheric Science Training Unit. The purpose of the unit is to increase students' awareness of and interest in astrobiology and the many career opportunities that utilize science, math and technology skills. The lessons are designed for educators to use in conjunction with the Astro-Venture multimedia modules. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Life Science
Space Science
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength