Image from TERRA
Thu, 06 May 2021 10:00 EDT

Valley fever is a dangerous threat to human health – and cases are on the rise in the arid southwestern United States, as wind from increasing dust storms can transport the fungal spores that cause the disease. Valley fever is caused by the Coccidioides fungus, which grows in dirt and fields and can cause fever, rash and coughing. Using NASA resear

Image from TERRA
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 11:00 EDT

In a decade filled by record-breaking events including raging wildfires, numerous hurricanes, unseasonal flooding and historically cold temperatures, NASA has continued to learn more about how the planet is changing and the effect it has on Earth’s systems.

Image from TERRA
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 10:49 EDT

Fertilizers used in farming contain high amounts of nutrients, such as phosphorous, to help crops grow. But these same nutrients can cause unwanted plant growth and potentially harm ecosystems miles away if agricultural runoff flows into nearby rivers, lakes, or coastal waters.

For Educators

NASA Wavelength logoNASA Wavelength is a digital collection of NASA Earth and space science resources for educators of all levels – from elementary to college, to out-of-school programs.

 

S’COOL involves students (ages 5-20+) in real science, making and reporting ground truth observations of clouds to assist in the validation of NASA’s CERES satellite instruments.

 

My Nasa Data BAnner7My NASA Data is a website that was created so that anyone can utilize a huge bank of satellite data for easy use.  This site provides a large number of lesson plans with a  variety of topics.

 

Paper Model_Terra ThumbnailBuild a Paper Model of Terra
Terra model The model can be constructed by cutting out the model template and taping or gluing the pieces together.

 

Research Resources for Students

 

The Earth Observatory offers current information about Earth science through images, articles, fact sheets, blogs, and animations.

 

NASA Earth Observations provides regularly updated global maps of a variety of measurements from Terra instruments, along with a simple analysis tool.

 

Terra Poster

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Front of poster – click to enlarge

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Back of poster – click to enlarge