In
this
lesson,
students
hypothesize
what
types
of
clouds
they
believe
will
create
the
most
precipitation
(rainfall)
over
Nashville,
TN.
Scientists
have
studied
the
physical
properties
of
clouds
and
have
developed
instruments
onboard
satellites
to
characterize
the
types
of
clouds
they
see
below.
Some
satellites
have
instruments
that
allow
them
to
measure
rainfall
as
well.
Students
use
the
Live
Access
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In
this
threepart
lesson,
students
explore
the
Live
Access
Server
(LAS)
and
produce
plots
of
sea
surface
temperature.
They
then
prepare
a
time
series
of
data
for
particular
location(s)
on
the
Gulf
Stream
and
use
Excel
to
produce
and
analyze
graphs
of
sea
surface
temperature.
One
of
the
most
studied
and
important
ocean
currents
of
the
world
lies
along
the
eastern
coast
of
the
United
States
and
is
...



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In
this
lesson,
students
collect
sea
surface
temperature
(SST)
data
from
the
MY
NASA
DATA
Live
Access
Server
(LAS),
create
timeseries
line
plots,
and
use
the
plots
to
study
a
major
coral
bleaching
event.
Corals
feed
on
algae
that
thrive
in
the
sunlit
water
surrounding
a
reef.
However,
when
water
temperatures
get
too
warm,
the
algae
food
source
dies
and
corals
turn
a
whitish
color.
Through
scientific
...



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In
this
lesson,
students
download
cloud
and
surface
data
from
the
NASA
Clouds
and
Earth?s
Radiant
Energy
System
(CERES)
Students?
Cloud
Observations
OnLine
(S?COOL)
student
observation
database
Web
site,
then
develop
and
compare
graphs
to
explore
the
relationships
between
surface
temperature,
pressure,
and
humidity.
Students
then
investigate
possible
patterns
in
cloudtypes
and
the
surface
conditions
...



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This
lesson
is
designed
to
help
students
gain
knowledge
in
graphing
a
microset
of
data,
then
using
the
graphs
to
investigate
trends
in
cloud
coverage
over
a
given
locale.
Students
are
provided
contentrelated
activities
to
enhance
background
knowledge
in
cloud
types,
and
then
are
provided
detailed
instructions
on
how
to
download
data
from
the
MY
NASA
DATA
Live
Access
Server
(LAS)
and
to
use
Excel
...



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This
lesson
is
designed
to
help
students
gain
knowledge
in
using
the
MY
NASA
DATA
Live
Access
Server
(LAS)
to
obtain
a
microset
of
data,
using
Excel
to
graph
the
data,
then
using
the
graphs
to
investigate
the
relationship
between
surface
temperature
and
tropospheric
ozone.
Students
will
also
analyze
changes
in
tropospheric
ozone
and
then
hypothesize
about
the
consequences
of
these
changes.
The
measurements
...



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In this activity, students will observe the surface of rotating potatoes to help them understand how astronomers can sometimes determine the shape of asteroids from variations in reflective brightness. When astronomers graph data relating to reflective brightness as a function of time, the resulting graph is called a "light curve."



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This activity allows students to examine NASA satellite observations of surface temperature and to investigate the seasonal changes of land and water temperature.



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This booklet contains 36 math problems that cover solar physics, space physics, radiation dosimetry, and the human impacts of space weather. The problems range from prealgebra to calculus and span the math skills appropriate for Grade 812 students. The problems are taken from applications of arithmetic, graph analysis, prealgebra, and algebra.



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This booklet contains 36 math problems that cover solar physics, space physics, radiation dosimetry, and the human impacts of space weather. The problems range from prealgebra to calculus and span the math skills appropriate for Grade 812 students. The problems are taken from authentic applications of arithmetic, graph analysis, prealgebra, and algebra.



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