List of all Earth as a System Data Resources

eClips Launchpad: Systems Science

The Earth can be considered a system of interrelated parts. Learn about Earth Systems Science and the spheres that make up the Earth System. Find out why NASA studies the Earth system.

Earth System Interactions
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Helping students build their understanding of Earth's spheres and how they are connected is difficult.  Review the graphics to help identify the parts of the Earth System and the processes that connect them at the local, regional, and global scales.


The GLOBE Program is structured around “Earth as a System”, comprised of the various spheres and the interactions that occur within and among those spheres.

Diagram showing the electromagnetic spectrum.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

The electromagnetic spectrum is comprised of all frequencies of electromagnetic radiation that propagate energy and travel through space in the form of waves. 

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.