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Graphing S'COOL Data: Temperature, Pressure and Humidity DLESE Reviewed Collection
In this lesson, students download cloud and surface data from the NASA CERES S-COOL website student observation database, then develop and compare graphs to explore the relationships between surface temperature, pressure, and humidity. Students then investigate possible patterns in cloud-types and the surface conditions for several locations on a particular date of their choice from the S-COOL data. The lesson provides detailed procedure, related links and sample graphs, follow-up questions and extensions, and Teacher Notes.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Chemistry
  • Climatology
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
Cost information is not known
This product is free and clear for general use.
DLESE Catalog ID: MYND-000-000-000-024
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Changes in earth and sky
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Dr Lin Chambers
NASA LaRC