In Part A of this lab, students will examine a variety of images and maps of the whole Earth in order to identify the major components of the Earth system at a global scale.
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Students interpret a graph of surface temperatures taken from city districts.
Examine a model and answer questions about dust transport around the world.
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.
Watch NASA videos about aerosols and volcanic ash and answer questions.
Students observe the surface temperatures of a variety of surface types found in a suburban environment.
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.
This story map allows students to explore the urban heat island effect using land surface temperature and vegetation data in a 5 E-learning cycle.
This line graph shows how the surface temperature and air temperature values change over the course of 24 hours.
Examine (daytime) surface temperature and solar radiation received at locations found near similar latitudes using NASA Data.