MY NASA DATA

Created by Preston Lewis Last updated 12/3/2015

This is a collection of select MY NASA DATA lesson plans to give you an idea of what the project has to offer the classroom.

  • Explore Earth Science Data - MY NASA DATA

    MY NASA DATA makes research grade NASA data available to for students, teachers, and citizen scientists. We've created an interface that's easy to use.
  • MY NASA DATA: Tropical Atlantic Aerosols

    Students will use real satellite data to determine where the greatest concentrations of aerosols are located during the course of a year in the tropical Atlantic region and their source of origin.
    AAAS Benchmarks: 12B/H4, 4B/H2
  • MY NASA DATA: March of the Polar Bears: Global Change, Sea Ice, and Wildfire Migration

    In this data analysis activity, Students will use NASA satellite data to study temperature and snow-ice coverage in the South Beaufort Sea, Alaska. The data can be used to correlate with USGS ground tracking of polar bears, and to relate this to global change, sea ice changes, and polar bear migration. The lesson includes step-by-step instructions for use of the MY NASA DATA Live Access Server (LAS), guiding students through selection of a data set from a location of their choice, importing the data into a spreadsheet, creating graphs, and analyzing data plots. The lesson provides detailed procedures, related links and sample graphs, follow-up questions, extensions, and teacher notes. Designed for student use, MY NASA DATA LAS samples micro datasets from large scientific data archives, and provides structured investigations engaging students in exploration of real data to answer real world questions. - See more at: http://nasawavelength.org/resource-search?educationalLevel=&qq=my+nasa+data&facetSort=1&page=2#sthash.a89xLrKI.dpuf
    AAAS Benchmarks: 3C/H4, 4B/H6, 9B/E2, 12C/M2
  • MY NASA DATA: Analyzing Tree Rings to Determine Climate Change

    Tree ring analysis and satellite data observations are combined in this investigative lesson on past climate. Students will compare the width of tree rings from a real or virtual tree x-section with precipitation levels from authentic satellite observations for that same time period. They will then analyze the two sets of data to interpret past climate patterns. This lesson uses student- and citizen science-friendly microsets of authentic NASA Earth system science data from the MY NASA DATA project. It also includes related links, extensions, an online glossary, and data analysis tools. - See more at: http://nasawavelength.org/resource-search?educationalLevel=&qq=my+nasa+data&facetSort=1&page=2#sthash.a89xLrKI.dpuf
    AAAS Benchmarks: 12B/H4, 4B/H6
  • MY NASA DATA: Solar Power

    In this problem-based learning activity, students assume roles as members of the Department of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Your major area of concern is locating areas best for collecting solar power. You will need to evaluate locations in the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere, and decide which is the best location for solar energy development. Step-by-step instructions for use of the MY NASA DATA Live Access Server (LAS) guide students through selecting a data set, importing the data into a spreadsheet, creating graphs, and analyzing data plots. The lesson provides detailed procedures, related links and sample graphs, follow-up questions, extensions, and teacher notes. Designed for student use, MY NASA DATA LAS samples micro datasets from large scientific data archives, and provides structured investigations engaging students in exploration of real data to answer real world questions. - See more at: http://nasawavelength.org/resource/nw-000-000-002-940/#sthash.b0b8nYKF.dpuf
    AAAS Benchmarks: 4E/P1, 4E/E2c, 9B/E2