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This is a graphic novel about NASA's search for life in the universe. It tells the story of some of the most important people and events that have shaped the NASA Exobiology and Astrobiology science.
In this data analysis activity, students will obtain snow cover and surface temperature data for a locale in Alaska, plot the data, investigate seasonal trends in snow cover, and the relationship between snow cover and surface temperature at that... (View More) locale. 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. (View Less)
This lesson is about data collection. Learners will investigate different methods of sampling in a simulated cleanroom environment. Includes a teacher's guide and students handouts. This lesson 7 of 10 from the Dynamic Design: The Cleanroom module.
In this activity, learners will use satellite images of the San Francisco Bay Area to evaluate urban development in an earthquake-prone region. They will prepare an executive summary of their findings that incorporates diagrams or images. Links to... (View More) the satellite images are provided. This activity is part of Event-Based Science: Remote-Sensing Activities. (View Less)
In this activity, learners will use a hurricane tracking map, satellite images and weather maps to track a hurricane and predict its path. They will consider the meaning and appropriate use of a hurricane watch and a hurricane warning and how these... (View More) impact public action. They will discuss the hurricane's path and their predictions in a simulated debriefing session and television appearance. Links to maps, data and images are provided. This activity is part of the Event-Based Science (EBS): Remote Sensing Activities. (View Less)
In this activity, learners will use a series of satellite images of Yellowstone National Park to analyze regrowth and recovery after a major forest fire. They will then prepare a memo that explains which two sites near the Old Faithful Geyser that... (View More) should be selected to study the recovery of forests after a fire. Links to the images are provided. This activity is part of the Event-Based Science (EBS): Remote Sensing Activities. (View Less)
This is an activity about science careers. Learners will answer questions prior to and after viewing an online video about careers for solar scientists and astronomers. This activity requires access to the Internet and, ideally, a method of... (View More) projecting the video onto a screen and for playing the audio. This activity is from the Stanford Solar Center's All About the Sun: Sun and Stars activity guide for Grades 2-4 and can also accompany the Stanford Solar Center's Build Your Own Spectroscope activity. (View Less)
In this activity, learners will evaluate seismic activity along major San Francisco faults using satellite images and a fault map of San Francisco. They will identify a location where new housing can be built that is as close to downtown as... (View More) possible, but far away from active faults. Links to the image and map are provided. This activity is part of the Event-Based Science (EBS): Remote Sensing Activities. (View Less)