List of all Earth as a System Data Resources

Global Satellite images that shows six different variables
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

The Earth System Satellite Images help students observe and analyze global Earth and environmental data, understand the relationship among different environmental variables, and explore how the data change seasonally and over longer timescales.  

Quick Guide
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

The Quick Start Guide lists examples of NASA datasets and imagery that could be used for student investigations related to content and practices in the Framework for K-12 Science Education.

Earth as a System

A system is an organized group of related components that work together to carry out functions that the individual parts cannot do alone.  The Earth System, like the human body system, are similar in that they comprise diverse parts that interact in complex ways.

These data resources are designed to help teachers integrate authentic NASA data into their lessons to support problem-based learning (PBL) and other data-rich lessons. These education tools are useful to address data literacy in the Earth Science classroom.