Students analyze the relationship between sea surface height and ocean surface currents by graphing sea height using satellite data. Note: This lesson is modified from NASA's TOPEX/Poseidon lesson plan.
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This learning activity uses data acquired by the TOPEX/Poseidon altimeter, a joint project of NASA and the French Space Agency, to investigate the relationship between the topography of a sea-floor feature and the topography of the overlying sea surface.
The students will review the NASA Space Place video, "What are Tectonic Plates?", and answer questions about tectonic plates.
Students observe monthly images of changing vegetation patterns, looking for seasonal changes occurring throughout 2017.
Students observe seasonal images of Monthly Normalized Difference Vegetation, looking for any changes in vegetation that are occurring throughout the year.
Use the Data Literacy Map Cubes to familiarize yourself with and interpret the model.