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In this activity, students use a microcomputer connected to a light sensor and temperature probe to explore the reflection and absorption of radiation for different surfaces. Students follow instructions in this guided inquiry based lab and are then asked to design an experiment of their own to either test the reflectivity of sand, soils, water and other materials or to investigate the effect of different ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Lab activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Space science
 
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This exercise has students use a simple physical model of the Earth, sun, and moon to understand why the moon changes phases from the perspective of Earthly observers. Students hold up balls representing the moon in a room with a single light source (representing the sun). As they turn relative to the sun, holding the "moon" out in front of them, they will see changes in how much of the side that ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Space science
 
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This site from SERC presents Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) warm up questions about life on the Moon and Mars. The questions promote the examination of Archaea, evidence of life on Mars and protolife on the Moon, as well as what it would mean to scientists and society if life were found on Mars or the Moon. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Space science
 
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This page contains several visualizations which have been prepared in the course of the Global Fluid Dynamics Laboratory's (GFDL) research. Images cover topics such as hurricanes, global warming, radiative transfer, stratospheric processes, El Nino, cyclones and storms, Jupiter and Mars. Some topics also include animations and detailed descriptions. These are offered as examples of various visualization ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical oceanography, Space science
 
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The Solar Influences Data Analysis Center (SIDC) is the World Data Center for the Sunspot Index. SIDC (RWC Belgium) calculates the daily, monthly and yearly International Sunspot Numbers and provides daily Space Weather forecasts and warnings. Their goal is to provide fast warning and real time monitoring of space weather, forecasts and middle term analysis and post event analysis and long term solar ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Tutorial, Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Space science
 
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The Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) key objective is the prediction of atmospheric and climate changes in the 21st century. On this website, the GISS provides data and images regarding the earth and atmosphere. Users can access earth observations; such as storms, aerosols, temperature, etc., climate forcings; global climate modeling; radiation and astrophysics data. Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific, In-situ dataset
Subject: Climatology, Environmental science, Physical oceanography, Space science
 
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NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) operates satellites and manages the processing and distribution of data and images these satellites produce daily. The primary user of satellite data and images is the National Weather Service. This clearinghouse website offers a vast amount of information gathered from NOAA satellites. Users can link to spotlighted information, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Case study, Map, Photograph, Ref. material, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Physical oceanography, Space science, Technology
 
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This activity, Runaway Greenhouse Effect Exercise, discusses "Why is Venus so much hotter than the Earth?" This is a collaborative problem-solving exercise about the greenhouse effect on Venus. Students role-play biologists, coal geologists, space warfare experts, astronomers, pollution-control scientists, and hydrophysicists. Each student gets a copy of the appropriate briefing sheet (there are 6) ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Guide for instructor
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Space science
 
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These PDF files are Illustrated Lectures from his Earth history class (entitled introductory biology). The PDF files contain a lot of projection-ready graphics that may be useful in introductory Earth Science lectures. Lecture topics include the nature of science, cosmological evolution, biological evolution, life as a chemical function, The Hadean, Archean, Proterozoic, Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Geology, Space science
 
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In this activity students explore the Earth's radiation budget using Earth radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) data archived at the IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library. This archive is complete with visualization tools for easy assessment and visualization of large data sets. Students also use photometers and light sources to work through several hands-on activities related to basic radiation concepts. On ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Computer activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor, Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Educational theory and practice, Space science
 
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