Scientists are interested in learning how the vegetation (collection of plants) of an area can be used to study Earth's climate.
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In this activity, students explore three indicators of drought are: soil moisture, lack of precipitation, and decreased streamflows. Students investigate each of these parameters develop a sense for the effects of drought on land.
The Hydrosphere is associated with water in the liquid state, which covers about 70% of the Earth's surface. Most liquid water is found in the oceans.
View this video to see the evolution of the SMAP sea surface salinity (SSS) and soil moisture responses to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria of 2017.
In this activity, we will introduce children to the colors of the sky. Children love to look at clouds. Here we will focus in on the sky in which clouds float. Children will learn why the sky has such a wide range of colors.
The Guidance, Navigation, and Control Lead basically is in charge of all of the components to make sure the spacecraft is pointed where the scientists want it to be pointed.
Explore and connect to the GLOBE Soils protocol bundle.
Dr. Gail Skofronick-Jackson has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and is a Program Manager at NASA Headquarters, Science Mission Directorate, where she provides scientific expertise and management support for the Weather focus area, Research & Analysis.
This lesson connects day/night and seasonal cycles with albedo in the Arctic region. Students will explore seasonal changes of albedo.
Explore and connect to the GLOBE Water Cycle protocol bundle.