Here are a few links to pages that we think you might like. These sites provide more information about some features from our website including, related science concepts, related materials and other sources of scientific data.
The Science Directorate is a unique NASA organization devoted to finding out how the earth and its atmosphere are interacting and changing — and what that means for the health of our planet and our quality of life. We search for and create better ways of gathering, measuring and analyzing atmospheric data so that we can better understand and track the effects of human activity on the atmosphere. We study changes in the Earth and its atmosphere. We translate those findings into meaningful knowledge that inspires action — by other scientists, policymakers, government agencies, private enterprises, students and the general public. We believe a healthy planet is possible if we act responsibly based on what we know to be true.
The three resources below are designed to assist the education, citizen science and general public communities with their use of and knowledge of Earth Systems Science data.
The CERES S’COOL Project, or Students’ Cloud Observations Online, aims and getting students and citizen scientists involved in real world science. S’COOL users gather cloud observations to help with ground truthing satellite observations. This way, NASA will be able to get a better idea of what the satellites are looking at and possibly a some things it didn’t see. The S’COOL project currently has classrooms in 80 countries across the world helping to send back cloud observations to NASA. Because of the huge number of users, the S’COOL project makes materials available in multiple languages, it also makes sure that as much of the data that is received is used in real NASA science.
S’COOL Monthly E-Notes Archive
MY NASA DATA (MND) is a tool that allows anyone to make use of satellite data that was previously unavailable. Through the use of MND’s Live Access Server (LAS) a multitude of charts, plots and graphs can be generated using a wide variety of constraints. This site provides a large number of lesson plans with a wide variety of topics, all with the students in mind. Not only can you use our lesson plans, you can use the LAS to improve the ones that you are currently implementing in your classroom.
The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. GLOBE’s vision promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system working in close partnership with NASA, NOAA and NSF Earth System Science Projects (ESSP‘s) in study and research about the dynamics of Earth’s environment.