In this activity, students explore three indicators of drought are: soil moisture, lack of precipitation, and decreased streamflows. Students investigate each of these parameters develop a sense for the effects of drought on land.
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This graphic organizer may be used to help students analyze the processes and components of Earth System phenomena.
Information from satellites if often used to display information about objects. This information can include how things appear, as well as their contents. Explore how pixel data sequences can be used to create an image and interpret it.
NASA visualizers take data – numbers, codes – and turn them into animations people can see and quickly understand.
This digital GLOBE Earth system poster provides animations of the Earth Systems data for years 2017-2018 to find patterns among different environmental data, understand the relationship among different environmental parameters, and more.
View this video to see the evolution of the SMAP sea surface salinity (SSS) and soil moisture responses to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria of 2017.
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.
The My NASA Data visualization tool, Earth System Data Explorer (ESDE), helps learners visualize complex Earth System data sets over space and time. Visit this page to review the datasets we have available to you and their organization by Earth System sphere, science variable, dataset name, and start/end dates.
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. Students will make a false-color image using a set of numbers.
Are you looking for a storyline to use with your students that features NASA data? Consider using the following resources in your classroom today!
Use these resources with your students to show how warm, poleward ocean currents keep locations warm. This storyline evidences how locations from 60W to 20E longitude are kept above freezing and snow/ice-free because of the presence of warmer ocean water.
- Scientifically Interesting Story- Ocean Circulation, Intermediate
- Scientifically Interesting Story- Ocean Circulation, Advanced
Are you looking for a data story to use with your students that features ocean circulation and its connection to the Earth system? Consider using the following resources in your classroom today!