Test your knowledge of soil moisture and its effect on global populations. Soil moisture is the amount of water contained in the soil.
Step 1: Download the dataset from the MND Earth System Data Explorer
Check out this interactive data visualization and simulation tool. It explores the impact of collapsing polar ice sheets (
This activity is designed to introduce students to geologic processes on Earth and how to identify geologic features in images. It will also introduce students to how scientists use Earth to gain a better understanding of other planetary bodies in the solar system.
Evolution of the SMAP sea surface salinity (SSS) and soil moisture responses to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria of 2017.
The Geosphere is associated with solid portions of the Earth. It includes the continental and oceanic crust and all other layers of the Earth's interior. This includes all rocks, sediments and soils, surface landforms and the processes that shape the Earth's surface.
Students will practice constructing claims using evidence and reasoning.
The Quick Start Guide lists examples of NASA datasets and imagery that could be used for student investigations related to content and practices in the Framework for K-12 Science Education.