NOAA: National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
This website is the homepage of NOAA's environmental satellite monitoring service. The National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) provides timely access to global environmental data from satellites and other sources to promote, protect, & enhance the Nation's economy, security, environment, & quality of life. The site features satellite and in situ data from NOAA's Climactic, Coastal, Geophysical, and Oceanographic Data Centers, satellite imagery and research, as we
The Global Drifter Program
This website is the homepage of NOAA's global drifter program, which tracks the motion of buoys across the world's oceans. The buoys measure temperature and other properties, and have a transmitter with which to send data to passing satellites. Ocean currents and chemistry can be measured from the buoy's data.
The Shapes of Our World. Experimenting With the Language of Geometry
In this lesson, students play a game of charades as an experiment in non-verbal communication. They then create maps with directions that demonstrate their ability to utilize shapes and spatial relationships in a practical context. Their learning is culminated in a written critical essay about the universality of human understanding.
Pioneer Life With Laura
Through literature, both fiction and nonfiction, the learner will develop an understanding of and an appreciation for: Why pioneers left their homes and families to journey west; The hardships pioneers faced on the journey and as they built a new life on the frontier; Family life on the frontier; Building a community; Destruction of the way of life of the Plains Indians and their forced movement to reservations; Effects the pioneers had on the natural environment.
FUSE-MOLA: Mars Once Had Oceans
This visualization shows how Mars might look with an ocean at -500m where the lowest point on Mars is about -8000m and the highest point is about 22000m. Data from The FUSE spacecraft and from the Mars Global Surveyor-MOLA instrument where used to support this theory.
AURA-OMI Tropospheric Ozone over South America
Auras instruments study tropospheric, or low-level atmospheric chemistry. Many different organizations monitor regional areas of the troposphere, but Aura is the first to record daily global measurements.
Ocean Tides Lost and Found
The Moon's gravity imparts tremendous energy to the Earth, raising tides throughout the global oceans. What happens to all this energy? Scientists studying data from the orbiting TOPEX/Poseidon satellite believe they now have an answer. Users can read about the tidal energy imparted upon the earth by ...
Mapping the Watery Hills and Dales
This classroom activity explains and demonstrates how the Global Positioning System satellites work to provide precise location information to positions on the ground, as well as to other satellites whose job is to map the surface of Earth. The activity is specifically tied to NASA's Jason-1 and Topex/Poseidon ...
Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer
Visitors can access near-realtime measurements of ozone in the atmosphere. A full global image can be selected, or today's measurements, or ozone data over any chosen location. Archived measurements are available as far back as November 1978, and a link to an online textbook about stratospheric ozone ...
Ocean Surface Topography from Space
The "Global Conveyor Belt" shows how the oceans move energy from the tropics to the poles and back again in order to moderate Earth's climate. This is accomplished through long-term ocean circulation. This on-line tutorial about ocean circulation features text, pictures, and satellite imagery with links ...
Precipitation Data and Information Services Center
This site contains several sets of precipitation data from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Data sources include the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, global precipitation data, and hydrology field experiments. Data sets include real time, monthly or daily global precipitation analyses, precipitation ...
US Global Change Research Program
This site contains a variety of information related to global change research and specifically the research efforts of the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). Some of the sections on this site include global change data from a variety of government agencies as well as reports from national and ...
US National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change
The United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) was created as a high-priority national research program to: address key uncertainties about changes in the Earth's global environmental system, both natural and human-induced; monitor, understand, and predict global change; and provide a sound ...
"Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Executive Training: Evaluating Social Programs, Spring 2009"
"This five-day program on evaluating social programs will provide a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting one's own evaluation. While the course focuses on randomized evaluations, many of the topics, such as measuring outcomes and dealing with threats to the validity of an evaluation, are relevant for other methodologies. About the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab J-PAL's goal is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is based
"Highlights of Calculus, Spring 2010"
"Highlights of Calculus is a series of short videos that introduces the basic ideas of calculus — how it works and why it is important. The intended audience is high school students, college students, or anyone who might need help understanding the subject.In addition to the videos, there are summary slides and practice problems complete with an audio narration by Professor Strang. You can find these resources to the right of each video.This resource is also available on Highlights for High Sc
"Global Enterprise for Micro-Mechanics and Molecular Medicine (GEM4), Summer 2006"
"GEM4 VisionGEM4 has brought together researchers and professionals in major institutions across the globe with distinctly different, but complementary, expertise and facilities to address significant problems at the intersections of select topics of engineering, life sciences, technology, medicine and public health.GEM4 creates new models for interactions across scientific disciplinary boundaries whereby problems spanning the range of fundamental science to clinical studies and public health ca
Numbers at Work
This online publication contains middle school level problems that demonstrate how people actually use mathematical thinking in concrete settings. Several activities challenge students to deepen their understanding of numbers, especially fractions and decimals.
The reason for the seasons
Understanding why the earth has seasons is one of the most difficult concepts for middle school students to understand. This publication provides resources to help teachers uncover their students misconceptions about the seasons.
Chemistry: making it real
The resources selected for this publication will help your students understand chemistry at work, using examples that will spark their interest. A basic understanding of chemistry concepts and terminology will prepare them for more abstract studies.
Math Activity Themes: Bats
Bats are a common theme at Halloween. Use these resources to capitalize on student interest in bats and develop student understanding of common mathematical patterns.