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Title: My NASA Data User Contributed Lesson 18: Does cloud type affect rainfall?
Url: http://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/lesson-plans/50-minute-lessons-sorted...
Creator: Spiegl, Chris
Publisher: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Description: Scientists have studied the physical properties of clouds and have developed instruments on board satellites to characterize the types of clouds they see below. Some satellites have instruments that allow them to measure rainfall as well. For this lesson, students will hypothesize what types of clouds they believe will create the most precipitation (rainfall) over Nashville, TN. Students use the Live Access Server (LAS) to obtain Cloud Coverage data that represents what percentage of the sky is covered by a certain type of cloud. They then compare the cloud coverage data to precipitation data provided by the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center. The lesson provides detailed procedure, related links, sample graphs, follow-up questions, extensions, and teacher notes.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Meteorology -- Special topics, A-Z -- Precipitation
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Aqueous vapor -- Clouds
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Aqueous vapor -- Clouds -- Cloud forms and classification. Formation
GEM Subject: Science -- Meteorology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Educational Technology -- Technology
Educational Technology -- Instructional issues
Educational Technology -- Integrating technology into the classroom
Key Concept: Meteorology -- Clouds
Meteorology -- Precipitation
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2010-08-12
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Science Materials
Format: gif
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ppt
Audience: Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Teachers
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Astronomy
Atmosphere--Physical Properties
Atmospheric science
authentic data use
Climatology
Clouds and Cloud Cover
Cryology
earth science
energy budget
Energy Transport
Geology
Geophysics
Hydrology
Meteorology
Oceanography
Physical oceanography
Physical sciences
Physics
precipitation
science
Space sciences
structure
Date Of Record Release: 2010-08-13 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-10-29 10:36:38 (W3C-DTF)
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