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Grade Level: 6-8 , 9-12

Students are introduced to the Earthrise phenomenon by seeing the Earth as the Apollo 8 astronauts viewed our home planet for the first time from the Moon.  They will analyze a time series of mapped plots of Earth science variables that NASA monitors to better understand the Earth System.


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

The activities in this guide will help students understand variations in environmental parameters by examining connections among different phenomena measured on local, regional and global scales.



Grade Level: 6-8 , 9-12

Did you know that you can estimate the amount of energy that the plants absorb for any given location on Earth using NASA data? We call that the "energy efficiency" of photosynthesis.  This is the ratio of the amount of energy stored to the amount of light energy absorbed. You can use these data to evaluate and model photosynthesis efficiency.


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