Lesson Plans – Middle School

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”.

MY NASA DATA Lesson Plans for Grades 6 – 8

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
82 The Sun’s Energy K – 2 ESE
77 Seasons 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
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
40 Atmospheric Pressure vs. Elevation 6 ESE
29 Correlation of Variables by Graphing 6 – 10 ESE
39 Creating Climographs 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
30 The Solstices 6, 9 ESE
19 A Comparison of Land and Water Temperature 7 – 12 ESE
63 Comparing the Effects of El Nino and La Nina 7 – 8 ESE
18 Does cloud type affect rainfall? 7-9 ESE
53 March of the Polar Bears: Global Change, Sea Ice, and Wildlife Migration 7 – 12 ESE
64 Evidence of Change Near the Arctic Circle 8 – 12 ESE
25 Ocean Currents and Sea Surface Temperature 8-12 ESE
28 Solar Cell Energy Availability From Around the Country 8 – 12 ESE
69 The Reason for the Seasons 8 – 9 ESE
6 Using MY NASA DATA to Determine Volcanic Activity 8-12 ESE