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The Darby Creek watershed encompasses an area of approximately 550 square miles in central Ohio. The Big and Little Darby Creeks are well known for their vast diversity and abundance of aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals. They are home to eighty-six species of fish, five of which are endangered. Forty-one species of freshwater mollusks live in these waters, eight of which are on the Ohio endangered ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Biology, Climatology, Ecology, Technology
 
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Using the Internet as a resource to locate and graph scientific data, students will explore the seasonal changes in precipitation for the Costa Rican Region. They will generate and analyze satellite data for precipitation to identify the two seasons of Costa Rica and relate their importance to the travel industry. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical geography
 
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Back in the days of Christopher Columbus, voyages made across bodies of water were dependent upon winds and currents to drive the sailing ships. Thus good navigation routes were often determined by prevailing weather conditions such as the Trade Winds, and then discovered by explorers. In this lesson, students will explore the wind climatology for the Atlantic Ocean basin (as determined by satellite ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Climatology, Physical geography, Mathematics, Physical oceanography
 
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Students often hear that winters were colder or had more snow in the past. This activity will help them to determine if this is a true or accurate statement for their location. Students will access historic weather information from NOAA and NASA internet resources. They will determine changes in average temperatures, precipitation and cloud cover over time from data and relate global changes to local ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical geography, Mathematics
 
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Students will examine data in several formats in order to determine the presence or absence of seasonal variability in tropospheric nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations. The dataset used in this lesson is monthly averages of NO2 as measured from NASA's EOS Aura spacecraft. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science, Mathematics
 
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Students will use NASA Satellite data to analyze and understand ways of studying photosynthesis from space. They will assume the role of a park ranger at Shenandoah National Park and determine when the plants and trees at their top efficiency by analyzing when the plants are absorbing a majority of the light hitting them (within the photosynthetic range.) Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Climatology, Ecology, Forestry, Physical geography
 
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In this lesson, students will play the role of a member of an International Team of Marine Biologists tasked with predicting and monitoring possible harmful algae blooms. They will evaluate changes in the ocean's chlorophyll counts from 1997-2007 using data sets from MyNASAData website, draw conclusions about how the chlorophyll-a levels in the ocean may effect its ecological characteristics and infer ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Biological oceanography
 
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In this lesson,students will evaluate a location in the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere to determine the areas best for collecting solar power. Changes in surface radiation will be evaluated using Monthly Surface Radiation data from 2007 from MyNASAData website. Students will draw conclusions about how surface radiation levels will affect choice of solar power plant location selection ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical geography
 
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This lesson will connect the idea of the tilt and orbit of the earth (changing of seasons) with monthly changes in snow/ice. Students will evaluate changes in the snow/ice cover from January 2008 to June 2008 and compare to the tilt of the Earth and position in orbit (seasonal change) using monthly Snow/Ice Data from January 2008 to June 2008 from MyNASAData website. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Climatology, Physical geography
 
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In this lesson,students will play the role of a sailboat captain in The Hamptons, an upscale vacation venue, who must schedule sailing trips to amuse tourists and make money for the company. Using Monthly Wind Speed data from 1995-2005 from MyNASAData website, students will evaluate changes in the monthly wind speed, draw conclusions about how wind speed will effect their company positively or negatively, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Mathematics, Physical oceanography
 
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