Climate and Temperature
Climate Change is in the Air
2 Page. Poster describing some problems our air and climate will experience due to global warming. 2nd page includes an activity.
Collecting Real World Data
Scientists collect data to understand Earth and how it changes. Quantitative data involves taking measurements, while qualitative data are observations and descriptions of phenomena. When it comes to climate, scientists try to collect as much and as many types of data as possible to be able to analyze how climate is changing and what effects it is having. Because climate affects all areas of the world, collecting this data is a large undertaking. This is where you can help.
Connecting With Nature
Earth's Energy Budget
2 pages. Infographic highlighting the major sources providing energy to the earth's surface. More detailed information is provided on the next page.
Engineer a Satellite
Exploring Change with GIS
On our ever-changing Earth, conditions may change quickly or slowly. Some changes come from natural processes; some from human activity. Satellites allow us to see conditions and track changes over time — in land use, forest health, land/water interface, and so on. Since 1972, Landsat satellites have been collecting data using various portions of the visible and invisible electromagnetic spectrum, at a scale close enough to see highways, but not individual buildings on a city block.