Mini Lesson

Earth System Data Explorer - Plant Growth Patterns

Mini Lesson

 Students can interact with NASA data to build a custom visualizations of of local, regional, or global plant growth patterns over time.  Use the Earth System Data Explorer to generate plots of satellite data as you develop models of this phenomenon.

See the following datasets in the Earth System Data Explorer:

  1. Monthly Leaf Area Index
  2. Monthly Normalized Difference Vegetation Index

Biosphere LAS


Teacher Note


Visit our Youtube channel for more information on using this visualization tool.