Earth Science Learning Community

Introduction

 

How and why does the earth's weather change?

How can we create models of how the transfer of heat in the weather system?

How does the trapping of heat in the earth's atmosphere affect the weather system?

In this set of lessons -- two for grades 6 -8 and two for high school -- students will explore the answers to these questions, along with amazing data and cool interactives!

 

 

Image:

Earth from Space.

Image created by Reto Stöckli, Nazmi El Saleous, and Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, NASA GSFC

From the National Parks Service [http://www2.nature.nps.gov/air/pubs/Core_Slides/sources.htm source] {{PD-USGov}}

This true-color image shows North and South America as they would appear from space 35,000 km (22,000 miles) above the Earth. The image is a combination of data from two satellites. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite collected the land surface data over 16 days, while NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) produced a snapshot of the Earth's clouds.