MND Teacher Tools

Check out these great resources for implementing MND and related Earth Science projects into your classroom.  Don't just take our word for how useful these cubes are; read what a teacher says about them...

"I was very impressed with the data cubes [at NSTA] and truly believe that this is a resource that is going to be a game changer for our students!" ~Nikki M., Science Teacher, Kanawha County Schools, Charleston, WV

"The leveled question sheets in the Data Literacy Cube Guide are similar to something I made for my students.  This is a big time saver, especially for new teachers." ~ Denise M., Middle School Science Teacher, Mendham Borough School District, Mendham, NJ

Data Literacy Cubes

Use the Data Literacy Cubes to guide students’ exploration of graphs, maps, and datasets to enrich their observations and inferences.

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Flipbooks flipbook

NASA visualizers take data – numbers, codes – and turn them into animations people can see and quickly understand. You can become a data visualizer by creating your own flipbook animations using maps of science variables that NASA scientists commonly study to better understand the Earth System. There are six flipbooks available for different science variables: aerosols, cloud coverage, vegetation concentrations, precipitation, incoming solar radiation, and surface temperature. Each frame in the flipbooks shows monthly averages collected in 2016 and 2017.


Earth System Learning Activities

The activities in this guide will help students understand variations in environmental parameters by examining connections among different phenomena measured on local, regional and global scales. As students look at the connections between environmental data, they will see that the environment is the result of the interplay among many processes that take place on varying time and spatial scales. They will also understand that environmental processes are not bound by oceans, mountains, or country delineations–they are truly global in scope.

Earth System Poster Learning Activities


Cloud Tellers

Use your Cloud Teller to practice vocabulary, learn different cloud types, and help with NASA GLOBE cloud observations.

Cloud Teller


Cloud Viewer

Help students explore Sky Color and Sky Visibility with this tool. 

Cloud Viewer


Document Resources


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