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
61 Cold, Clouds, and Snowflakes 4 – 7 ESE
3 Comparison of Snow Cover on Different Continents 4 – 8 ESE
7 Graphing S’COOL Data: Temperature, Pressure, and Humidity 4 – 8 ESE
73 Tracking Ocean Ecology with Chlorophyll A 4 – 6 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
42 Comparing Graphs of Temperature and Radiation 6 – 8 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
13 Does Humidity Affect Cloud Formation? 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
31 Great Lakes Snow Analysis Collaborative Network 6 – 8 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
30 The Solstices 6, 9 ESE
92 Trouble in the Troposphere – A Lesson on Tropospheric Ozone 6 – 8 ESE
1 Using Imported Data into Excel: Plot Atmospheric Temperature 6 – 8 ESE
26 Using Vegetation, Precipitation, and Surface Temperature to Study Climate Zones 6-8 ESE
37 Variables Affecting Earth’s Albedo 6-12 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
8 Cloud Patterns in Toronto, Ontario, Canada 7 – 10 ESE
33 Comparing Temperature and Solar Radiation for Common Latitudes 7 ESE
63 Comparing the Effects of El Nino and La Nina 7 – 8 ESE
15 Creating and Analyzing Graphs of Tropospheric Ozone 7 – 12 ESE
18 Does cloud type affect rainfall? 7-9 ESE
89 Exploring Photosynthesis with NASA Remote Sensing Data 7-12 MND Team
16 How Much Water is Available in the Atmosphere for Precipitation? 7-12 ESE
36 Identifying Ozone Variations Over Different Locations 7 – 12 ESE
53 March of the Polar Bears: Global Change, Sea Ice, and Wildlife Migration 7 – 12 ESE
52 Phytoplankton in the Gulf of Maine 7 – 8 ESE
2 State of the Atmosphere: Interpreting Weather Observations 7 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
64 Evidence of Change Near the Arctic Circle 8 – 12 ESE
27 Investigating Seasonal Variability in NO2 Concentrations 8 – 10 ESE
25 Ocean Currents and Sea Surface Temperature 8-12 ESE
46 Scientist Tracking Network (Student LAS Version) 8-9 ESE
28 Solar Cell Energy Availability From Around the Country 8 – 12 ESE
69 The Reason for the Seasons 8 – 9 ESE
24 Tropical Atlantic Aerosols 8 ESE
6 Using MY NASA DATA to Determine Volcanic Activity 8-12 ESE