S'COOL: Students' Cloud Observations On-Line

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Link to Resource: https://pmm.nasa.gov/education/websites/nasa-scool-students-cloud-observations-line
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Summary:The S'COOL Project involves participants from around the world in real science through making and reporting ground truth observations of clouds to assist NASA Scientists in the validation of Energy Budget related to satellite instruments. Requiring no special instruments to collect data, the project offers a wealth of free resources that can be incorporated into classroom curriculum and aid in the process of making cloud observations. In addition you are invited to search from over 60 standard aligned lesson plans and activities that can be used to bring real world data collection and analysis into your classroom. Teachers are welcome to register with S'COL project to join their students with others around the world that are learning about clouds and making observations. 
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.D
NGSS Performance Expectations:3-ESS2-1; HS-ESS2-2; HS-ESS2-4; K-ESS2-1; MS-ESS2-5
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns; Stability and change
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; citizen science; elementary school; energy; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school; nasa; weather
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