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This book cover relates the role the Great Dismal Swamp, NC, plays in the food chain. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Biological oceanography
 
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This poster shows a global view of Earth at night, compiled from over 400 satellite images collected during the nighttime phase of the orbit. Much of Earth is illuminated at night by city lights. The poster includes elementary-secondary activities on the backside from Mission Geography (http://missiongeography.org/). Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map
Subject: Agricultural science, Biology, Climatology, Environmental science, Human geography, Physical geography, Physics, Policy issues, Technology
 
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This resource explains how Landsat works, how to make your own Landsat image and how to experiment with different combinations of light. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal, General public
Resource type: Tutorial, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Remotely sensed dataset, Software
Subject: Agricultural science, Biology, Environmental science, Human geography, Physical geography, Technology
 
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This Web site contains information for both partners (those with their own telescopes) and associates (those who wish to use a network telescope.) The purpose of the Global Telescope Network (GTN) is to use small telescopes to obtain ground-based observations of high-energy objects of interest to Swift, GLAST (renamed Fermi in 2008) and XMM-Newton missions. It is used both by formal educators working ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), General public
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field activity, Map, Ref. material, Policy / Procedure, Remotely sensed dataset, Software
Subject: Physics, Space science, Technology
 
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In this chapter, users take the role of students from a small town in Colorado, who team up with students from the town of Churchill, Manitoba, to explore changing sea ice conditions in the Arctic. Together they examine an animation that shows 30 years of satellite images to see how the extent of sea ice in the Arctic has diminished over time. The chapter storyline is built around the real-life case ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Case study, Module / Unit, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Cryology, Environmental science
 
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In this chapter, using My World GIS, users explore data that characterize the dynamic Greenland Ice Sheet. By examining photographs, map views, and tabular data, users gain an understanding of how and why scientists are monitoring the ice sheet and what they are finding. Users explore map layers that represent ice sheet thickness, weather station locations, and annual melt extents of the ice sheet. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Climatology, Cryology, Environmental science
 
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In this chapter, users explore relationships between air quality and population density using the image visualization tool, Google Earth. Humans discovered long ago that burning fossil fuels was a convenient way to get power. In engines for automobiles and plants that generate electricity, huge volumes of oil, gas, and coal are burned every day. Where many people live together in concentrated areas, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Module / Unit, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Visualization - scientific, Remotely sensed dataset, Software
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Physical geography
 
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This set of lithographs from the ISS EarthKAM program contains an educators' guide, student information and worksheets, and several Earth photos taken from the Space Shuttle. Shuttle astronauts and the ISS EarthKAM program provide photos of our planet from the unique perspective of Earth orbit. This resource can enhance students' studies of Earth and space science, geography, social studies, mathematics, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Agricultural science, Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography, Physical geography, Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology, Hydrology, Natural hazards, Biological oceanography, Policy issues, Technology
 
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This poster features remote-sensing images from NASA's Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS). The teaching supplement augments the poster with descriptive summaries of the variety of geophysical phenomena that can be seen in each image. The supplement also includes a glossary of terms and a listing of URLs for additional information. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Glossary
Subject: Agricultural science, Atmospheric science, Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Forestry, Hydrology, Biological oceanography, Technology
 
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This brochure gives a brief overview of the Earth science research that is being done with data from the instruments onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. Note: this brochure was produced before the Terra launched; for the most recent information, go to http://terra.nasa.gov/. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal
Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Ref. material, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Forestry, Geology, Hydrology, Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography, Physics, Soil science
 
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