Browse Formal Resources

Browse Formal Resources

Climate Change and the Global Ocean
Primary Topic: 
Subtopics: 
Type: 
Audience: 
Standards: 
Summary: 
This video covers the impact that climate change is having on Earth's oceans, and shows how technology is being used by NASA to help us learn how oceans are responding to climate change.
NASA Our World: What is a Hurricane?
Primary Topic: 
Subtopics: 
Type: 
Audience: 
Standards: 
Summary: 
This NASA video segment explains the formation of hurricanes. Go behind the scenes with a meteorologist at the Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia to learn how scientists predict hurricanes and hurricane formation.
NASA Our World: What is a Cloud?
Primary Topic: 
Type: 
Audience: 
Standards: 
Summary: 
This NASA video segment describes the different types of clouds and cloud formation. The relationship between clouds and weather on Earth is demonstrated.
NASA Our World: What is Weather
Primary Topic: 
Subtopics: 
Type: 
Audience: 
Standards: 
Summary: 
This NASA video segment focuses on the relationship between weather and climate. Learn how heat, air pressure, winds and moisture work together to produce local weather.
Exploring the Environment: Human Health Effects
Primary Topic: 
Audience: 
Standards: 
Summary: 
Understanding the mechanisms behind potential climate changes will allow accurate predictions of impacts to human health and the social and political factors which will affect the well-being of millions of Earth’s inhabitants.
Exploring the Environment: Drought Problem
Primary Topic: 
Audience: 
Standards: 
Summary: 
This problem-based learning module takes students through a real-world scenario drought in Texas and has them use satellite images and other actual data to answer questions about how Texas and other states should respond to the situation.
Farmer in a field
Primary Topic: 
Type: 
Audience: 
Standards: 
Summary: 
One of the biggest changes to global agriculture is less about the food itself as it is about the water we use to grow it. In some areas, farmers are using freshwater resources - including groundwater - at an alarming rate.
Measuring Raindrops thumbnail
Primary Topic: 
Audience: 
Standards: 
Summary: 
Students then collect and analyze data about the size and shapes of raindrops. Students have the opportunity to compare a 2-D representation to a 3-D representation to understand why scientists use multiple sources of data to study Earth Systems.
Palace on a high mountaintop
Primary Topic: 
Subtopics: 
Audience: 
Standards: 
Summary: 
In this lesson, weather data from ground-based and satellite observations are analyzed for a real world application -- to plan a high mountain retreat in Tibet.
Hurricane Katrina: A Problem-Based Learning Module
Primary Topic: 
Audience: 
Summary: 
In this activity, students are tasked with conducting an Earth systems analysis of Hurricane Katrina that will help answer the question "Is global warming causing an increase in hurricane frequency and intensity?"

Pages