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MY NASA DATA: Validation of Stratospheric Ozone
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MY NASA DATA: Validation of Stratospheric Ozone

This lesson is designed to help students gain knowledge in using the ... (more)

This lesson is designed to help students gain knowledge in using the MY NASA DATA Live Access Server (LAS) to specify and download a microset of data, then to use the data to investigate stratospheric ozone (ozone hole in particular). Using the LAS, student-groups will download a microset of stratospheric ozone data collected by the SAGE III instrument for a particular location. They will also plot a microset of field-campaign data used for validation. The two sets of data will be plotted using a graphing calculator, and analyzed for correlation between the two microsets. The lesson provides detailed procedure, related links and sample graphs, follow-up questions and extensions, and Teacher Notes. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Engineering
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
Make Lightning Strike - Charging Up
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Make Lightning Strike - Charging Up

During a storm, particles within a cloud collide. Rising ice crystals and ... (more)

During a storm, particles within a cloud collide. Rising ice crystals and falling hail create friction that frees electrons. Positive charges rise to the top of the cloud while negative charges sink to the bottom. This electrical imbalance is corrected only when a current of lightning passes between the two charges. This bolt streaks towards the earth and the flash of lightning streaks upwards at about 200,000,000 miles per hour. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Interactive
Provider:
National Geographic Society
Provider Set:
National Geographic Education
Make Your Own Weather Station
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Make Your Own Weather Station

In this OLogy activity, kids learn about climate and atmospheric conditions by ... (more)

In this OLogy activity, kids learn about climate and atmospheric conditions by making their own weather station. The activity begins with an overview that explains that weather happens in the atmosphere, where conditions are always changing. Students are given step-by-step, illustrated directions to make a wind vane, a rain gauge and a barometer. The activity includes a printable Weather Chart and wind vane cutouts. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Make Your Own Weather Station
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Make Your Own Weather Station

Become an amateur meteorologist by building your own weather station and keeping ... (more)

Become an amateur meteorologist by building your own weather station and keeping a record of your measurements. Older students can independently follow instructions on how to build five different instruments (barometer, hygrometer, rain gauge, weather vane, and compass). Younger students will need adult supervision with hammer and nails. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Digital Water Education Library (DWEL)
Making Waves
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Making Waves

University of South Florida scientists have teamed with teachers to design lesson ... (more)

University of South Florida scientists have teamed with teachers to design lesson plans based on current ocean research. Topics include: coral reefs, sea level rise and shoreline erosion, harmful algal blooms, El Nino, natural disasters, using real-time data to study ocean conditions, and studying the ocean from space. Each unit contains a student-friendly background article, one or more classroom activities, satellite images, web links, recommendations for grade level application and evaluation. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Reference
Simulations
Unit of Study
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
DLESE Community Collection
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
Kristen Kusek
Making a Contour Map
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Making a Contour Map

The purpose of this activity is to learn how contour maps can ... (more)

The purpose of this activity is to learn how contour maps can be made by hand. Students plot data from GLOBE schools on a map with latitude and longitude lines and draw contours based on the values plotted. A suggested extension and how to use this activity as an assessment is included. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
GLOBE Teacher's Guide
Author:
The GLOBE Program, UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)
Making a Sundial
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Making a Sundial

In this activity students construct a sundial and use it to observe ... (more)

In this activity students construct a sundial and use it to observe the movement of the sun through the sky over the course of a day by marking changes in the position of a shadow once each hour. Students determine the approximate time of solar noon at their school as indicated by the time of the shortest shadow. They revisit the site on a subsequent day to estimate the time of day using their sundial. Intended outcomes are that students will gain an understanding of the daily movement of the sun across the sky and experience conducting a set of simple, quantitative observations. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NASA
The GLOBE Program
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Globe Program
GLOBE Teacher's Guide
Author:
The GLOBE Program, UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)
Marian Koshland Science Museum
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Marian Koshland Science Museum

The Marian Koshland Science Museum features state-of-the-art exhibits that present the complexities ... (more)

The Marian Koshland Science Museum features state-of-the-art exhibits that present the complexities of science in an engaging and accessible way to the general public. Best enjoyed by visitors ages 13 and older, the museum explores current scientific issues at the core of many of the nation‰ŰŞs public policy decisions, as presented in reports by the National Academies. The website includes current news from the National Academies, as well as field trip overviews, guides, pre- and post-visit activities and webquest activities. There are three online exhibits covering Science Behind the Headlines, which include Putting DNA to Work, Global Warming: Facts and Our Future, and Wonders of Science, covering questions of astrophysics. Each exhibit has extensive online literature broken down into chapters, teaching activities, associated web links, as well as audio and visual teaching tools. The Global Warming module even allows one take part in an online survey (conducted by Pennsylvania State University) regarding the tradeoffs we face in response to global warming. These three exhibits will become traveling exhibits available for other venues. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Earth System Science Informal Education Network (ESSIEN)
Maryland Drought: Side-by-side Comparison of Liberty Reservoir in 1997 and 1999
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Maryland Drought: Side-by-side Comparison of Liberty Reservoir in 1997 and 1999

This is a side-by-side image of Marylands Liberty Reservoir. The image on ... (more)

This is a side-by-side image of Marylands Liberty Reservoir. The image on the left is a Landsat image from July 1997. The image on the right is also a Landsat image, but it was taken in July of 1999 after two consecutive years of drought. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Darrel Williams
Lori Perkins
Maryland Drought: Zoom down to Liberty Reservoir Comparing July 1997 with July 1999
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Maryland Drought: Zoom down to Liberty Reservoir Comparing July 1997 with July 1999

Zoom down to Liberty Reservoir comparing July, 1997 and July, 1999. This ... (more)

Zoom down to Liberty Reservoir comparing July, 1997 and July, 1999. This animation shows Landsats view of Marylands Liberty Reservoir from its normal levels in July of 1997 to its extreme low levels during the drought of 1999. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Darrel Williams
Lori Perkins