Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices including tools, engines, and machines.
Students move through a series of short activities to explore and evaluate global solar radiation data from NASA satellites. In this process, students make qualitative and quantitative observations about seasonal variations in net energy input to the Earth system.
Examine surface temperature and solar radiation received at locations found near similar latitudes using NASA Data.
Students will analyze surface temperature and solar radiation data to construct explanations about the relationship of seasons and temperature to the amount of solar energy received on Earth’s surface.
NASA Worldview is a free online visualization tool that is a great launchpad for learners who are new (or