This activity is one of a series in the collection, The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change activities.
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This activity is designed to introduce students to geologic processes on Earth and how to identify geologic features in images. It will also introduce students to how scientists use Earth to gain a better understanding of other planetary bodies in the solar system.
The purpose of this activity is to have students use an Earth Systems perspective to identify the various causes associated with changes to Earth's forests as they review Landsat imagery of site locations from around the world.
Students will explore the Nitrogen Cycle by modeling the movement of a nitrogen atom as it passes through the cycle.