~50 Minute Lessons – Sorted by Grade

Example lesson plans using the MY NASA DATA microsets from the Data Access page are listed below. All lessons have been reviewed by the MY NASA DATA team (MND Team). Lessons passing additional NASA Earth Science Education Product Review are indicated by “ESE”.


ID Lesson Plans Grade Level Reviewed By
78 Basic Line Plots 3 – 5 ESE
85 Cloudy vs. Clear 3 – 5 ESE
81 Creating a Bar Graph K – 2 ESE
80 Investigating Nitrogen Dioxide K – 2 ESE
83 Reading Bar Graphs 2 – 5 ESE
82 The Sun’s Energy K – 2 ESE
84 Radiation Color Plot 3 – 5 ESE
75 Air Quality 3 – 5 ESE
86 Deep Convective Clouds 3 – 5 ESE
87 Forest Fires 3 – 5 ESE
76 Rock Star Precipitation 3 – 5 ESE
74 Sailing Trip 3 – 5 ESE
77 Seasons 3 – 5 ESE
88 Solar Power 3 – 5 ESE
A Circle the Earth – Explore Surface Types on a Journey around Earth 4 – 12 ESE
61 Cold, Clouds, and Snowflakes 4 – 7 ESE
3 Comparison of Snow Cover on Different Continents 4 – 8 ESE
73 Tracking Ocean Ecology with Chlorophyll A 4 – 6 ESE
23 Coral Bleaching in the Caribbean 5 – 12 ESE
66 How Does the Earth’s Energy Budget Relate to Polar Ice? 5 – 7 ESE
54 1492: Using Data to Explain a Journey 6 – 8 ESE
57 Analyzing Tree Rings to Determine Climate Change 6 – 8 ESE
5 Aruba Cloud Cover Measured by Satellite 6 – 9 ESE
40 Atmospheric Pressure vs. Elevation 6 ESE
29 Correlation of Variables by Graphing 6 – 10 ESE
39 Creating Climographs 6 – 8 ESE
43 Differences Between Ground and Air Temperatures 6 – 8 ESE
68 Dry Season and ‘Green’ Season in Costa Rica 6 – 8 ESE
D Earth’s Energy Budget – Seasonal Cycles in Net Radiative Flux 6,9 – 12 ESE
I El Nino Lesson 6 – 12 ESE
H Hurricanes As Heat Engines 6 – 12 ESE
62 Is Grandpa Right, Were Winters Colder When He Was A Boy? 6 – 8 ESE
32 Is Portland, Oregon Experiencing Global Warming? 6 – 9 ESE
50 Patterns in High Cloud Coverage 6 – 8 ESE
B Seasons and Cloud Cover, Are They Related? 6 – 12 ESE
22 Sea Surface Temperature Trends of the Gulf Stream 6 – 12 ESE
4 Snow cover by Latitude 6-8 ESE
C Storm Clouds– Fly over a Late Winter Storm onboard a NASA Earth Observing Satellite 6 – 12 ESE
21 Surface Air Temperature Trends of the Caribbean 6 – 12 ESE
26 Using Vegetation, Precipitation, and Surface Temperature to Study Climate Zones 6-8 ESE
59 What Factors Affect Macroinvertebrate Life in Big Darby Creek? 6 – 8 ESE
19 A Comparison of Land and Water Temperature 7 – 12 ESE
17 Analysis of Atmospheric Conditions for a High Mountain Retreat 7-12 ESE
18 Does cloud type affect rainfall? 7-9 ESE
36 Identifying Ozone Variations Over Different Locations 7 – 12 ESE
52 Phytoplankton in the Gulf of Maine 7 – 8 ESE
44 Think GREEN – Utilizing Renewable Solar Energy 7 – 12 ESE
20 Using Radiosonde Data From a Weather Balloon Launch 7-12 ESE
F A Comparison of Cloud Coverage over Africa 8 – 12 ESE
27 Investigating Seasonal Variability in NO2 Concentrations 8 – 10 ESE
25 Ocean Currents and Sea Surface Temperature 8-12 ESE
24 Tropical Atlantic Aerosols 8 ESE
6 Using MY NASA DATA to Determine Volcanic Activity 8-12 ESE
55 Fostering Geospatial Thinking: Space to Earth: Earth to Space (SEES) 9 – 12 ESE
H1 Hurricanes As Heat Engines (Inquiry version) 9 – 12 ESE
14 Trends of Snow Cover and Temperature in Alaska 9-12 ESE
G Validation of Stratospheric Ozone 9-12 ESE
56 A Case Study of Local Trends in the Carbon Cycle 10 – 12 ESE