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Student Investigations Using Data from the Environmental Sensors at the Black Rock Forest
This resource allows students to make use of data generated by environmental sensors that are distributed throughout Black Rock Forest. It includes interactive activities to acquaint the student with remote sensing and with the data-gathering tools. The data are used in various activities that strengthen the students' understanding of the earth system.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Lab activity
  • Dataset:
    • Remotely sensed
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
STELLA II software is needed for one of the exercises.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Created by Kim Kastens, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. May be freely used for educational purposes provided appropriate credit is given.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-692
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about science and technology
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Kim Kastens
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University