National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Mentoring and inquirY using NASA Data for Atmospheric and earth science for Teachers and Amateurs (MY NASA DATA) is a project to enable K-12 teachers and students, as well as citizen scientists, to explore the large volumes of data that NASA collects about the Earth from space. Students use scientific inquiry and math skills as they access and display microsets of the Earth System. A microset is a small amount of data - perhaps a single parameter for the whole globe; or a time series for a single location - extracted from a much larger data file. It is in a simple format, such as plain text, or accessible through a user-friendly tool. Most of the data are global at a typical resolution of 1 degree in latitude and longitude. In addition to the microsets, the MY NASA DATA website offers a collection of lesson plans to help you get started with data exploration. Some were developed by the team, while others have been contributed by educators who have used the MY NASA DATA website. All lessons identify relevant national or state education standards.

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Subject: Biology, Geoscience:Geology, Atmospheric Science
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Datasets, Datasets with Tools
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)
Data Source: Observational Data
Science Background Required: Basic scientific background required
Topics: Earth surface, Solar system, Climate, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Atmosphere, Biosphere
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric ScienceKeywords: Data Analysis, Graphing, Computer technology, Ozone, Aerosols, Atmosphere--Physical Properties, Weather, Clouds and Cloud Cover, Solar Radiation, Remote Sensing (Active and Passive)