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Summer Camp Earth Science resources
Created by Dorian Janney Last updated 1/22/2016
This list is being developed to support Summer Camps programs for 2016 that are seeking good NASA Earth Science resources.
- This could be used to help the summer camp staff know about the water cycle and be able to share information on it with their campers.
- This is a series of ten activities that would be great for summer camps. Each activity would be good to use for one camp session. All of the lesson plans involve having campers explore water in their immediate environment and find out why freshwater resources are important for life as we know it.
- This is a nice short video (less than 3 minutes) to have campers learn about the real shape of raindrops and find out how technology has enabled scientists to discover the real shape. They also learn why this information is useful to scientists.AAAS Benchmarks: 4D/M8
- This short video (less than 3 minutes) is a great way to help campers understand why it is important to measure how much it rains and snows on Earth. They will find out how and why we use satellites to help us measure precipitation around the world.
- Campers can watch this short video (less than 5 minutes) to find out how and why NASA is able to measure how much it rains and snows all over the world. They earn about what happens when there is too much or too little precipitation.
- In this short (less than 5 minute) video, campers learn about remote sensing and satellite communication. This would be a good resource for middle and high school campers to learn how NASA is able to use satellites to gather and send Earth-related data to Earth. This is a great technology resource for STEM related camps.