NASA Explorer Schools educator Elliott Alvarado and his students from West Ward Elementary School have been helping NASA scientists by participating in the Students’ Cloud Observations On-Line, or S’COOL, project. Students make atmospheric observations of cloud type and density, record simple weather information, and then post these to a central website. NASA scientists compare the student observations to images and information recorded by weather satellites. Alvarado reports the activity increases student interest and participation in science.
This activity complements NES modules Earth Climate Course and Satellite Meteorology.
For more information, read the article in the Satellite Meteorology forum in NEON.
For more information visit the S’Cool project website.
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