Earth Science

Earth Day 2018

Written by Elizabeth Burck, IGES

Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22. But at NASA, Earth is celebrated every day - when satellites and airborne missions capture dazzling images of land, atmosphere, water, weather and climate; when details of cycles, patterns and natural and human-induced changes are revealed; and when sharing that research culminates in advancing Earth science and inspiring humanity.

Read more
Created 2018.04.16
0 comments

2018 Explore Science: Earth & Space Digital Toolkit from the NISE Network now available.

In collaboration with NASA, the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) has assembled a NEW set of engaging, hands-on Earth and space science experiences with connections to science, technology, and society.
The NISE Network is pleased to offer all of the Explore Science: Earth & Space 2018 toolkit materials as a free downloadable digital toolkit. The digital toolkit format greatly expands distribution of these materials beyond the 250 recipients of the physical toolkit. Your organization can participate in a nationwide celebration of Earth and space science by downloading the digital toolkit below.

Read more
Created 2018.02.05
0 comments

Celebrate Our Planet on Earth Day and Beyond!

Celebrate Earth Day and beyond with these NASA activities, events and resources to engage learners of all ages in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.

Read more
Created 2017.04.19
0 comments

NASA Earth Science Is Live!

At sea, in the air, and on the ground, NASA scientists will be working hard to study regions of critical change, in ways that satellites simply can't. Your classroom can connect with NASA to keep pace with the latest discoveries. There are eight major Earth expeditions that will be underway around the globe in 2016.

Read more
Created 2016.04.21
0 comments

Earth Day 2016

Connect with NASA this Earth Day using the hashtag #24Seven to share your Earth Day celebrations and see the work that NASA does every day for our home planet. Find activities to include in your Earth Day event.

Read more
Created 2016.04.15
0 comments

The Van Allen Belts

On January 31, 1958, America launched its first Earth satellite. Explorer-1, equipped with a cosmic-ray detector, made a tremendous, unexpected discovery- the presence of a belt of charged particles trapped in space by the Earth’s magnetic field.

Read more
Created 2016.02.02
0 comments

Weather Wrecker: Teaching El Niño

The strongest El Niño event in decades is making headlines and your students have likely heard about this phenomenon, though they may not know what causes it or what impact it may have.

Read more
Created 2016.01.04
0 comments

Carbon Cycle

On November 12, 2015, NASA released cutting-edge visualizations related to one of Earth's key cyclical flows of energy and matter: the carbon cycle. As global atmospheric carbon increases, the carbon cycle will play a leading role in the future of climate. Give your students a front-row seat to the frontiers of science by bringing these visualizations into the classroom with the help of NASA Wavelength.

Read more
Created 2015.11.06
0 comments

Earth Science Week Blog Reading Strategies Guide

Written by Cassie Soeffing and Liz Burck, IGES

In celebration of Earth Science Week’s theme of Visualizing Earth Systems, NASA scientists, visualizers and others affiliated with NASA Earth science agreed to share their research and expertise in blog posts. Their blogs feature the latest in the creation and scientific utilization of visualizations.

Read more
Created 2015.10.14
0 comments

Earth Day Celebrations

This year, the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, found students engaged with NASA science like never before. Students of all ages on field trips made their way to the National Mall and Union Station to participate in hands-on science activities with NASA scientists and educators. The general public, too, enjoyed the opportunity to stop and learn more about our home planet, straight from the experts.

Read more
Created 2015.05.05
0 comments

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Earth Science