List of all Geosphere Mini Lessons

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

Students will describe the changes in a newly-formed volcanic island over the first three years of its life.  

The radar measurements made by NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory are sensitive to whether land surfaces are frozen or thawed. Students analyze two maps of SMAP data to make inferences about changes to the Arctic's Geosphere showing spring thaw.

Grade Level: 3-5 , 6-8

Students examine satellite images of a recently formed island to identify areas of erosion and deposition.

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

Scientific data are often represented by assigning ranges of numbers to specific colors. The colors are then used to make false color images which allow us to see patterns more easily.

Grade Level: 9-12

Information from satellites if often used to display information about objects. This information can include how things appear, as well as their contents. Explore how pixel data sequences can be used to create an image and interpret it.