The world's leaders have committed to creating a Global Earth Observing System ...
The world's leaders have committed to creating a Global Earth Observing System - a massive network to provide a continuous and comprehensive picture of the Earth and its environment. This "system of systems" would provide an understanding of changing conditions on our Planet and support decision-making affecting the world's economy. Dr. Charles Kennel, Director of SIO, will describe the U.S. contributions to this international initiative and will talk about the extensive Earth observing capabilities at SIO. (59 minutes)
In this activity, learners use their imaginations and picture a scene in ...
In this activity, learners use their imaginations and picture a scene in their heads. Learners print out the four provided window pages and draw how the world would look from each of the different windows (bedroom window, window of a speeding car, airplane window, and riding on a beam of light). Use this activity to introduce learners to Einstein's ideas of relativity, frame of reference and the speed of light.