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7 NASA citizen science lessons any teacher can lead | @iste | #NASA #citizenscience

Authentic STEM learning experiences that offer students learning engagement and scientific reasoning.

Life and Death of a Planetary System – Exoplanet Exploration: Planets Beyond our Solar System | NASA Exoplanet Program

Seven chapters describe an interstellar journey through time and scientific work on how planetary systems form. The online article includes Q and A's, news updates, and video clips. The article is organized by a timeline.


Nope, Earth Isn't Cooling graphics

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From the July 12, 2019 NASA Global Climate Change blog post, Alan Buis provides these two graphics:

brief temperature decline graphic

Data source: NASA's Goddard Institure for Space Studies. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


temperatures are rising by 5 agencies

Long-term independent global temperature records maintained by NASA, NOAA, and the UK's Climatic Research Center.

Apollo 11 moon landing 50th anniversary, we look to the future of space travel | @NatGeo | #Apollo50th

A graphic rich article from the July 2019 issue of National Geographic. Sections include: Pioneers, Getting there, Where we went, What we took, In pop culture, and What's next.

What's Up Video: July 2019 | NASA Solar System Exploration | 5 things to know about the Moon

As NASA marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, this 3:19 video presents five things to know about the Moon:

  1. How far away is the Moon?
  2. How big is the Moon?
  3. What color is the Moon?
  4. Why do we always see the same side of the Moon?
  5. And what are the dark areas on the Moon?

My NASA Data | @mynasadata | #earthsystem #data #visualization #tool

my NASA data

Explore the newest My NASA Data collection of resources spotlighting the Next Generation Science Standards related to Earth System phenomena. This latest collection provides resources focused on huricanes, sea and ice melt, land use and cover change, El Nino, flow of energy and matter among the Earth System, and deforestation. Eachof these featured phenomena have corresponding maps, graphs, and/or data mini-lessons, full lesson plans and activities, STWM career connections, GLOBE connections and other resources.

NASA Storm Analysis of Florence | @NASA | #HurricaneFlorence #satellitedata

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Using Earth-observing satellite data, NASA scientists have been analyzing the amount of rain that fell from Hurrica Florence. NASA has been providing a steady stream of information to FEMA, the National Guard, and other state and federal agencies to help assist the hurricane's impact. Learn more about how NASA studies thes storms at 

Colors of Change | See How NASA Helped An Artist Create Stunning Drawings of Glaciers through Operation IceBridge

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Art, culture and science meet to study climate change

Artist Zaria Forman joined NASA scientists in 2017 on Operation IceBridge . Operation IceBridge measures annual changes in the thickness of Greenland's ice sheet to better understand the global climate systems' effect on polar regions. The team's measurements enable them to calculate glacier discharge speeds that could predict increases in sea levels.

The artist photographs the ice sheet from above which then inspires her art.

National Geographic offers a shorter version (10:19) as part of their Short Film Showcase.