Students observe the surface temperatures of a variety of surface types found in a suburban environment.
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Students observe seasonal images of Monthly Normalized Difference Vegetation, looking for any changes in vegetation that are occurring throughout the year.
The radar measurements made by NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory are sensitive to whether land surfaces are frozen or thawed. Students analyze two maps of SMAP data to make inferences about changes to the Arctic's Geosphere showing spring thaw.
Watch NASA videos about aerosols and volcanic ash and answer questions.
The students will review the NASA Space Place video, "What are Tectonic Plates?", and answer questions about tectonic plates.