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This Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter guides users through the process of locating and graphing data that has been collected by students who participate in the GLOBE Program. Users access the online GLOBE graphing tool and produce a graph comparing four Earth system variables over two complete years. Data include Maximum Air Temperature, Soil Moisture (at depths of both 10 cm and 90 cm), and Rainfall ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Hydrology
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES): Read
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This activity describes the technique of preparing "GIS-ready" data and shows how to map that data and conduct basic analyses using a geographic information system (GIS). First, you will download and format near real-time and historical earthquake data from the USGS. Using latitude and longitude fields, you will then plot these data in a GIS. Next, you will analyze patterns by querying records and ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Computer activity, Map, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards, Technology
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards: Read
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