Browse Societal Applications Resources

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NASA climate Kids logo
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An educational website with activities, resources, and games to teach kids of all ages about Earth's systems, water cycle, weather and climate.
View of the Pacific Ocean from Space
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Water is a vital substance that sets the Earth apart from the rest of the planets in our solar system. In particular, water appears to be a necessary ingredient for the development and nourishment of life.
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This unit will introduce you to many of the complex issues surrounding the Earth as a system and will help you to look at Earth in a new way—as a living system.
Overview of Goddard virtual tour
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Learn about the life cycle of a satellite at Goddard Space Flight Center. This interactive 'tour' starts with the Idea phase and goes through the whole process ofa NASA satellite mission. This tour is an interesting introduction to the engineering process
Imagery of climate change including wildfires, dry land, and a hurricane from space
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View the latest data on the vital signs of the planet, including arctic sea ice levels, carbon dioxide, sea levels, global temperature and land ice.
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.
Thumbnail for El Nino lesson
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In this lesson, students are guided to explore an historical El Nino event using real satellite data and to correlate El Nino to local weather.
Hurricane Katrina: A Problem-Based Learning Module
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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?"

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