Browse Informal Resources

Browse Informal Resources

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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 CERES satellite instruments. Includes lesson plans and other related materials.
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Learn about precipitation and how clouds are formed. Find out why scientists study clouds and how you can help NASA collect cloud observation data as part of the Students' Cloud Observation OnLine, or S'COOL, Project.
Girl smelling a rose with planet in the corner
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Whether referred to as "global warming" or "climate change," the consequences of the widescale changes currently being observed in Earth's climate system could be considerable.
Climate Change and the Global Ocean
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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?
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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?
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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
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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.
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You get to be the scientist in the "Build It Yourself: Satellite!" game! Choose what science your satellite will be used to study, and then decide what wavelengths, instruments, and optics will help you learn the most about the science you've chosen.
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Learn how NASA uses Earth observing satellites to monitor conditions in the Chesapeake Bay over time. Information about pollution, eutrophication, land cover and watershed runoff helps water managers enact policies to improve the health of the Bay.
NASA Earth Science: Climate Variability and Change
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This website explores NASA's role in characterizing, understanding and predicting climate variability and change.

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