Resources for Teachers

  • S'COOL - Student Cloud Observations On-line

    S'COOL web site The S'COOL Project involves students (ages 5-20+) in real science, making and reporting ground truth observations of clouds to assist in the validation of NASA's CERESsatellite instruments. Teachers are welcome to register with the S'COOL project to join their students with others around the world who are learning about clouds. Individuals can also contribute observations through the S'COOL Rover area of the website.
  • NEO - NASA Earth Observations

    NASA Earth Observations web site NEO provides regularly updated global maps of a variety of measurements from Terra instruments. The site includes a simple analysis tool that allows students to compare up to three different measurements. NEO maps are formatted for Google Earth and other spherical display systems. You may download images or spreadsheet files for students to analyze directly.
  • NASA's Earth Observatory

    Earth Observatory web site The Earth Observatory offers current information about Earth science through images updated multiple times daily, articles, fact sheets, blogs, and animations. Experiments are activities for educators. The Global Maps section contains movies that show seasonal change in things like plant growth, cloudiness, and rainfall. Articles about current science and fact sheets are in the Features section. All articles are reviewed by NASA scientists to ensure scientific accuracy. The Images section offers satellite images that show new scientific findings, current events, or simple beauty.
  • My NASA Data

    My NASA Data web site MY NASA DATA is a website that was created so that anyone can utilize a huge bank of satellite data for easy use. Through the use of MND's Live Access Server (LAS) a multitude of charts, plots and graphs can be generated using a wide variety of constraints. This site provides a large number of lesson plans with a wide variety of topics, all with the students in mind. Not only can you use our lesson plans, you can use the LAS to improve the ones that you are currently implementing in your classroom.
  • Earth Science Lab: Air Quality

    Air Quality Lab Earth Science Lab: Air Quality is intended for use by high school and advanced middle school students, helping them develop an understanding of personal and community health, environmental quality, natural and human-induced hazards, and science and technology in local, national, and global challenges. Students will record observations, calculate visibility and relate visibility estimates with actual air quality data. They will learn about pollution and health and how air quality is monitored using satellite data.
  • Earth Science Lab: Precipitation

    Precipitation LabEarth Science Lab: Precipitation is designed for high school or advanced middle school students. The lab will help students develop understanding of personal and community health, population growth, natural resources, environmental quality, natural and human-induced hazards, and science and technology in local, national and global challenges. Students will design, analyze or carry out simple investigations and formulate conclusions based on real data that help explain how human activities can accelerate many naturally occurring changes.
  • Terra Poster

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  • Build a Paper Model of Terra

    Terra model The model can be constucted by cutting out the model template and taping or glueing the pieces together.