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The seasons on Earth are caused by the tilt of the Earth as it rotates on its axis and revolves around the Sun. Students will correlate surface radiation with mean surface temperature of several geographic regions. By observing the graphs of these parameters, students will construct an understanding of the reason for the seasons. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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The seasons on Earth are caused by the tilt of the Earth on its axis as it revolves around the Sun. The differences in climate along similar latitudes can be explained by local variations in heat transfer, such as sea and land breezes. The absorption of solar radiation by different surface materials also contributes to variations in temperature along similar latitudes. Students will learn to correlate ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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The type of climate present in a particular location depends on several variables, including surface temperature and annual precipitation. One indicator of a locale' s climate is the vegetation present, a relationship used by the Koeppen system of climate classification. Using a microset of satellite data to investigate vegetation of a particular climate zone, students will identify factors that influence ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Climatology, Ecology
 
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There are many factors that affect an area's near surface temperature. One factor is the tilt of Earth's axis relative to the sun as it moves in its orbit around the Sun. These changes are due to the orientation of the tilted rotation axis with respect to the Sun. In this lesson, students will compare near surface temperature at the time of the solstices, the astronomical beginning for either summer ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Climatology, Space science
 
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The onset of winter in higher latitude regions of North America brings snow to the area around the Great Lakes. The amount of snow is dependent on many variables. One of the most significant factors determining snowfall amount in the Great Lakes drainage basin is the surface temperature of the lakes. In this lesson, students will extrapolate information from selected MY NASA DATA and NOAA websites ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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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, the student will play the role of a famous musician planning a world tour with performances in outdoor amphitheaters in Chile, Venezuela, Greenland, and Maine (USA). Based on Monthly Precipitation Data for 2006 from MyNASAData website, the student will evaluate changes in monthly precipitation levels, draw conclusions about how precipitation data will determine dates for a world tour ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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Convective clouds are clouds that develop vertically appearing like big stacks of clouds. One very common example is cumulonimbus clouds. Convective clouds are commonly connected to stormy weather. Monthly Cloud Coverage for Deep Convective Cloud data can be used to predict patterns in weather. The specific pattern associated with this data is tracking and predicting thunderstorms. In this lesson, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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Students will investigate Nitrogen Dioxide levels in the atmosphere during a one year time span using data sets from MyNASAData website. They will draw conclusions about what factors around the world effect NO2 levels (season, population, industry, etc.) Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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There are many factors that affect an area?s climate. By understanding these factors, someone could predict the average temperature, temperature range, and precipitation patterns of an area. They could also predict the type of vegetation likely to grow in an area based on these atmospheric conditions. In this activity, students will work in groups of three. Each group will be assigned one of six sets ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Climatology, Physical geography, Technology
 
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