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In this activity, students use measurement and area skills to learn about remote detection of wildfires from space. After detecting mock wildfires with mobile devices, students then study satellite-data visualizations to determine the start dates of actual California wildfires.
Grade Level   4 5 6 7 8
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"We need your help looking through tens of thousands of images from the Spitzer Space Telescope and WISE satellite observatory. By telling us what you see in these infrared data, you will help scientists better understand how stars form and discover some of the most massive stars in our Milky Way...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy are known as exoplanets. One way we can detect whether there is a planet orbiting around another star is to look for a dip in a star's brightness as a planet crosses (transits) in front of it. Identifying these exoplanets provides us with a fantastic...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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NASA scientists are building an open global inventory of landslides and we need your help! Knowing where and when landslides occur can help communities worldwide prepare for these disasters. Become a citizen scientist and you can help inform decisions that could save lives and property today.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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The process of switching to cleaner forms of energy is a complex issue. Think Green allows students to break the issue down into more manageable pieces and to explore solar energy. Students will model solar energy inputs at different locations, analyze the cost effectiveness of installing solar...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Mars Trek is an application that allows you to view imagery and perform analysis on data from the planet Mars.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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NASA’s Gravity and Climate Experiment (GRACE) is a mission to track the impact of climate change on the planet’s vast stores of freshwater, saltwater, and ice. A pair of satellites, GRACE effectively “weighs” Earth’s shifting water resources month by month to detect where water is...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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