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# Vertical Height of the Atmosphere

This lesson includes four activities. Activity 1 introduces concepts related to distance, including length and height and units of measurement. Students are asked to make comparisons of distances. In activity 2, students work with a graph and plot... (View More)

Audience: Elementary school
Materials Cost: Free

# Exploring Single Images

In this activity, student teams explore connections between parts of the Earth system, by examining a time series of environmental data maps. Each team examines a single variable displayed on a global data map, and identify the unit of measure, the... (View More)

Audience: Elementary school, Middle school, High school
Materials Cost: Free

# Exploring Relationships Between Two Variables

In this activity, student teams explore the connections between parts of the Earth system by examining a time series of environmental data maps. Each student teams examines images for two variables and determines if there is a direct or inversely... (View More)

# Exploring Relationships Among Variables in a Particular Month

In this activity, student teams explore the connections between parts of the Earth system by examining a time series of environmental data maps. They observe that the environment is the result of the interplay among many processes that take place on... (View More)

Audience: Elementary school, Middle school, High school
Materials Cost: Free

# Exploring Relationships Among Variables Six Months Apart

In this activity, student teams explore connections between parts of the Earth system, by examining a time series of environmental data maps. By examining scientific visualizations of a data pair in two time slices, they will see that the... (View More)

Audience: Elementary school, Middle school, High school
Materials Cost: Free

# GLOBE Earth System Science Posters and Learning Activities

These two posters represent visual data collected from satellites, ground based observations, and model predictions representing solar energy, average temperature, cloud cover, precipitation, soil moisture and vegetation over 12 month periods in... (View More)

# Seasonal Vegetation Changes

This worksheet provides a pair of satellite world maps, showing vegetation in January and July, and has a series of questions guiding exploration of the similarities and differences in the two images. The activity is from Space Update, a collection... (View More)

# Is the Sea Level?

In this video-based activity, students learn that sea level is an average measurement of the height of the ocean, and sea level changes with the seasons and over time. El Niño and La Ninña events are compared, demonstrating that sea height is a... (View More)

Audience: Elementary school, Middle school
Materials Cost: Free per student

# 5 Faces of Hurricane Mitch

In this activity, students examine visible and infrared satellite images of Hurricane Mitch to learn how remote sensing provides crucial information to forecast the size and strength of a tropical storm. They plot the hurricane on a hurricane... (View More)

Audience: Elementary school, Middle school
Materials Cost: Free per student
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