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Featured Mini Lesson

Grade Level: 3-5 , 6-8 , 9-12

Learn how the JASON-2 satellite measures ocean heights for a variety of purposes including monitoring of El Niño.

Teachers, these mini lessons/student activities are perfect "warm up" tasks that can be used as a hook, bellringer, exit slip, etc.

Grade Level: 6-8 , 9-12

For over 20 years, satellite instruments have measured the sea surface height of our ever-changing oceans.  This video of images shows the complicated patterns of rising and falling ocean levels across the globe from 1993 to 2015.

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Grade Level: 3-5 , 6-8 , 9-12

Scientific data are often represented by assigning ranges of numbers to specific colors. The colors are then used to make false color images which allow us to see patterns more easily.