Earth Science Data Visualizations , How to Read a Heat Map

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Summary:This activity shows students how to read and interpret a common data representation, the heat map. Students will examine heat map representations of Earth science data over time, discuss trends and compare data sets in order to assess potential correlation.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 3; Big Idea 4
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A; ESS2.B; ESS3.D; LS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:4-ESS2-2; 5-ESS2-1; HS-ESS2-2; HS-ESS3-5; MS-LS2-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns; Stability and change; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; atmosphere; climate; climate change; earth; high school; maps; middle school; oceans; remote sensing; weather
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