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This lesson uses NASA satellite data to correlate cloud cover over Africa to the solar declination. The student will access NASA data using the MY NASA DATA Live Access Server and import the data into Excel spreadsheet software. The student will identify the relationship between solar declination and the four seasons and relate seasonal solar radiation patterns to cloud formation. The four seasons ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lesson plan, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Glossary, Government portal, Remotely sensed dataset, Software
Subject: Physics
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards, Other: Read
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