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This video explains albedo - the concept that the brightness of the Earth system (atmosphere, ocean, and land surfaces) determines how much incoming solar energy is immediately reflected back to space. Reflected shortwave energy and land albedo... (View More) products demonstrate the seasonal and geographic variability of this critical climate process. ClimateBits videos are designed for Science On a Sphere (SOS) and also available on YouTube. Links are provided to more information for this topic from the main ClimateBits website (see supplemental links). (View Less)
This poster features details of the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse including the path of totality, the percentages of coverage outside the path of totality, and a timeline as it moves across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina.
This 8.5" X 11" bulletin provides safety information for experiencing the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse. One side of the bulletin focuses on eye safety for viewing the eclipse, the other side provides links to other safety resources offering tips on... (View More) extreme heat, camping, transportation, etc. related to viewing the eclipse. (View Less)
This 8.5" X 11" eclipse resource features a two-sided brochure and a bookmark. One side of the brochure identifies the bright stars and planets that will be visible during totality, the other side shows an image of the sun with key corona features... (View More) identified. The detachable bookmark lays out the eclipse sequence with instructions for using it in a pinhole projector activity. (View Less)
This resource highlights a few of the many women who have impacted STEM fields- through important explorations, discoveries and/or contributions. It includes first-hand stories, a resource guide, and downloadable posters and postcards.
This Flash-based interactive provides access to illustrations, visualizations, videos, and near-real time images of the Sun from a variety of NASA satellites. Learners can access this information to supplement other materials related to the Sun and... (View More) heliophysics. A scale tool with the size of the Earth is also presented with the solar images. (View Less)
This printable calendar includes images with descriptions from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. Chandra is a telescope specially designed to detect X-ray emission from very hot regions of the Universe such as exploded stars, clusters of galaxies,... (View More) and matter around black holes. (View Less)
This brief (1:55) video describes the tropical Monsoon weather pattern using global imagery of clouds, precipitation and fires visible from space. The discussion of the cycle also includes the impacts on people and on farming. ClimateBits videos are... (View More) designed for Science On a Sphere (SOS) and also available on YouTube. Links are provided to more information for this topic from the main ClimateBits website (see related & supplemental resources). (View Less)
The activity begins with information on general characteristics of stars and the criteria used to classify of them into four stellar groups. Learners are then provided with “Star Status” sheets that provide both factual information and... (View More) anthropomorphic descriptions of six stars representing the stellar groups. Learners use the information on the sheets to “act out” the star, while others guess the star class that is being represented. This activity was designed for use in a library program. (View Less)