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Title: MY NASA DATA Contributed Lesson 3: Comparisons of Snow Cover on Different Continents
Url: http://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/lesson-plans/50-minute-lessons-sorted...
Creator: Scearce, DeAnn
Publisher: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Description: This lesson is designed to help students gain knowledge in using the MY NASA DATA Live Access Server (LAS) to specify and download a microset of data, then to use the data to estimate percentage of snow cover for each continent. The data used in this lesson come from the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP). ISCCP computes fractional snow and ice coverage by scanning the Earth using visible, infrared and microwave imagery. Using the LAS, students will create maps of the snow cover of each continent for a particular date. They will then compare the graphical image with the text file for that map. From that information they will estimate the percentage of snow cover for each continent, and determine the average global snow cover for the selected date. The lesson provides detailed procedure, related links and sample graphs, follow-up questions and extensions, and Teacher Notes. It also includes an Excel file to help with the calculations.
LC Classification: Agriculture -- Agriculture (General) -- Soil conservation and protection -- Special topics, A-Z -- Snow cover
Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Geography and travels. Maps. Cartography
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Physical geography -- Hydrology. Water -- Ground and surface water -- Snow. Snow surveys
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology
GEM Subject: Science -- Technology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Social studies -- Geography
Educational Technology -- Technology
Educational Technology -- Instructional issues
Educational Technology -- Integrating technology into the classroom
Key Concept: Meteorology -- Snow
Geography
Geography -- Climatology
Geography -- Maps
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2010-08-12
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Science Materials
Format: gif
html
pdf
xls
Audience: Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Teachers
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Aerosols
Air quality
Astronomy
Atmospheric science
authentic data use
Chemistry
Climatology
Clouds and Cloud Cover
Composition and Chemistry
earth science
Environmental science
Meteorology
Ozone
Physical sciences
Pollution (Air and Water)
science
Seasonal Variations
Space sciences
Volcanoes
Date Of Record Release: 2012-08-22 11:41:16 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-10-29 10:34:03 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE  DLESE
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