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MND_LOGO_2MY NASA DATA (MND)’s tools allow anyone to access real NASA Earth science data. Through the use of MND’s Live Access Server (LAS) data viewer, you can create a variety of charts, plots, and graphs to explore the Earth system and answer research questions. MY NASA DATA is also ideal for the classroom, offering a large number of lesson plans, tools, and resources. We’re here to bring NASA’s Earth science mission into the hands of teachers, students, researchers and citizen scientists.

NSTA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA


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NSTA – National Conference on Science Education Atlanta


Come visit us at the national NSTA conference, Science on My Mind.


NSTA 2018 Presentation: “Using NASA Data to Enhance Earth Science and Make STEM Connections”

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NSTA 2018 Presentation


Join us as we model the revamped My NASA Data online portal for Earth system science education.

  • When: Friday, March 16 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Where: Georgia World Congress Center, C205
  • Presenter(s): Tina Harte (NASA Langley Research Center: Surry, VA), Elizabeth Joyner (NASA Langley Research Center: Hampton, VA)
  • Format: Hands-On Workshop
  • Grade Level: 3 – 12, College
  • Subject: Earth and Space Science

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Click here to view and download The Data Literacy Cube Activities

NSTA Presentation: “Working as Scientists Through GLOBE Mission EARTH”

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NSTA 2018 Presentation


Learn how your students can be scientists using GLOBE (Atmosphere protocols) and My NASA Data that meets the NGSS/Weather and Climate. Handouts.

  • When: Sunday, March 18 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Where: Georgia World Congress Center, A312
  • Presenter(s): Janet Struble (The University of Toledo: Toledo, OH), Kevin Czajkowski (The University of Toledo: Toledo, OH), David Padgett (Tennessee State University: Nashville, TN), Jessica Taylor (NASA Langley Research Center: Hampton, VA)
  • Format: Hands-On Workshop
  • Grade Level: 5 – 12
  • Subject: Earth and Space Science

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NSTA 2018 Share-a-Thon: “NESTA Integrating Earth Science into Other Disciplines”

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NSTA 2018 Presentation


Join more than 20 NESTA members and other education specialists as they share their favorite NGSS-congruent classroom activities. Lots of free resources!

  • When: Saturday, March 17 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Where: Georgia World Congress Center, B103
  • Format: Hands-On Workshop
  • Grade Level: K – 12
  • Subject: Life Science, Physical Science, Earth and Space Science

GLOBE 2016 Earth Systems Interactive Poster

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Check out the GLOBE Earth System Interactive Poster resources for 2016.

The Earth as a System card set can be used with students to find patterns among different environmental data, understand the relationship among different environmental parameters, and understand how the data changes seasonally and over longer time scales. MND has updated the animated videos of the six variables, as well as have made available the card deck for download as PDFs. The GLOBE Earth System Poster Learning Activities booklet can be accessed here.

Science Practices

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Looking for resources to teach science practices in your Earth Science lessons?

Visit the Science Practices page to learn more about these eight different activities that scientists use to develop their scientific understanding and how you may be able to use My NASA Data in the classroom.

Earth Educators Rendezvous 2018 in Kansas

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Check out the GLOBE Earth System Interactive Poster resources for 2016.

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NASA Science Blog


  • NASA Invites Media to Briefing on Next Earth-Observing Mission
    NASA will host a media briefing at 1 p.m. EDT Monday, April 30, to discuss the upcoming launch of a mission that will provide unique insights into our planet’s changing climate and Earth system processes, and have far-reaching benefits to society, such as improving water resource management.
  • NASA Celebrates Earth Day with #NASA4Earth Tools, Events
    This Earth Day, NASA invites you to create your own shareable views of our home planet, help combat mosquito-transmitted diseases, and watch our fleet of Earth-observing spacecraft as they circle the globe.