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NES Professional Development Web Seminars: April 9 and 10

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Heat, Temperature and Energy: MESSENGER — Cooling with Sunshades
Audience: 6-8 and Informal Educators
Event Date: April 9, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. EDT

Weather and Climate: Satellite Meteorology
Audience: 6-8 and Informal Educators
Event Date: April 10, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. EDT

For more information and to register online visit the NSTA Learning Center.

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NASA and JAXA are about to launch a new satellite that can see through storms, tracking rain and snow around the globe better than any previous observatory. The Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory is scheduled to lift off from Japan on Feb. 27th.

The GPM mission can be used enhance the NES resources:

  • NES Lesson: Weather and Climate: Satellite Meteorology – Students use authentic data from geostationary satellites to detect and monitor forest fires and biomass burning. Students use the data to monitor the planet and identify urban heat islands.
  • NES Lesson: Electromagnetic Spectrum: Remote Sensing Ices on Mars – Students analyze data collected by Mars spacecraft using three different forms of electromagnetic energy — visible light, infrared, and gamma rays — to investigate the composition and distribution of ices at the high-latitude regions of Mars.
  • NASA Now: Climate Change: Sea Level Rise – Learn about the connection between oceans and global climate change. Find out why NASA measures greenhouse gases and how we detect ocean levels from space.

 

NES Professional Development Web Seminars: Week of Jan. 13, 2014

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Engineering Design Challenge: Lunar Plant Growth Chamber
Audience: 6-8 and Informal Educators
Event Date: Jan. 13, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. EST

Weather and Climate: Satellite Meteorology
Audience: 6-8 and Informal Educators
Event Date: Jan. 15, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. EST

Meteorology: How Clouds Form
Audience: 6-8 and Informal Educators
Event Date: Jan. 16, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. EST

For more information and to register online, visit the NSTA Learning Center.

Professional Development Web Seminar: Weather and Climate — Satellite Meteorology

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Professional Development Web Seminar

As part of a series of electronic professional development experiences, the NASA Explorer Schools project and the National Science Teachers Association are hosting a 90-minute professional development Web seminar for educators on April 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

Participants will learn to use the data from NASA’s research satellite program in their meteorology lessons. This Web seminar features “Monitoring the Global Environment,” one of eight modules within the satellite meteorology course. The activities within this module incorporate the use of authentic data acquired by NASA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites and Polar Operational Environmental Satellites. Attendees will learn how to locate and download satellite data then use the data to create graphs.

This is the final time this Web seminar will be offered during the current school year.

For more information and to register online, visit the NSTA Learning Center.

Historical photos show change

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There’s nothing quite like historical photos of glaciers to show what a dynamic planet we live on. Alaska’s Muir Glacier, like many Alaskan glaciers, has retreated and thinned dramatically since the 19th century.

This particular pair of images shows the glacier’s continued retreat and thinning in the second half of the 20th century. From 1941 to 2004, the front of the glacier moved back about seven miles while its thickness decreased by more than 2,625 feet, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.


side-by-side comparison of Muir Glacier in 1941, on left, and in 2004, on right.

Photo credits: Photographed by William O. Field on Aug. 13, 1941 (left) and by Bruce F. Molnia on

Aug. 31, 2004 (right). From the Glacier Photograph Collection. Boulder, Colorado USA: National
Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology.
Use the study, at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2012-036, when teaching the NES lessons, Earth Climate Course or Satellite Meteorology, both found on the NASA Explorer Schools Virtual Campus.

For more historical images of glaciers, visit http://nsidc.org/data/glacier_photo/ or http://climate.nasa.gov/interactives/global_ice_viewer.


Web Seminar for Educators: Weather and Climate-Satellite Meteorology

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Professional Development Web Seminar

The NASA Explorer Schools project and the National Science Teachers Association are hosting a 90-minute professional development Web seminar for educators on Dec. 13, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. EST.

Participants will learn to use the data from NASA’s research satellite program in their meteorology lessons. This Web seminar features “Monitoring the Global Environment,” one of eight modules within the satellite meteorology course. The activities within this module incorporate the use of authentic data acquired by NASA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites and Polar Operational Environmental Satellites. Attendees will learn how to locate and download satellite data then use the data to create graphs.

For more information and to register online, visit http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NES3/webseminar17.aspx.

Link to the NES Virtual Campus home page.

Satellite Meteorology Lesson Modified for Younger Students

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NASA Explorer Schools educator Kaci Pilcher Heins from Northland Preparatory Academy used the NES featured lesson Satellite Meteorology to introduce weather and climate to her sixth-grade students. Even though the lesson is written for upper grades, she modified the lesson using her own extensions.

To find out more about the Satellite Meteorology lesson, go to Weather and Climate: Satellite Meteorology on Facebook, or read about it in NEON.


Satellite Meteorology Lesson Modified for Younger Students

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NASA Explorer Schools educator Kaci Pilcher Heins from Northland Preparatory Academy used the NES featured lesson Satellite Meteorology to introduce weather and climate to her sixth-grade students. Even though the lesson is written for upper grades, she modified the lesson using her own extensions.

To find out more about the Satellite Meteorology lesson, go to Weather and Climate: Satellite Meteorology on Facebook or to the Satellite Meteorology forum in NEON.

Link to the NES Virtual Campus home page.

Use 2011 GOES Hurricane Videos in Weather and Climate Lesson

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Artist concept-GOES satellite above EarthIn the Weather and Climate: Satellite Meteorology lesson, students learn how to use real-time satellite data provided by Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites. GOES helps scientists uncover the secrets of how hurricanes form, travel, strengthen and, ultimately, how they impact us all. 2011 was an especially active year for tropical storms. Enhance your meteorology lessons with GOES videos featuring the 19 tropical cyclones that formed in the 2011 hurricane season.


To find out more about the Satellite Meteorology lesson, go to the Weather and Climate: Satellite Meteorology wall on Facebook or in NEON, go to the Weather and Climate forum.

Professional Development Seminar for Educators

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Weather and Climate: Satellite Meteorology

Audience: 7-12 and Informal Educators
Event Date: Jan. 23, 2012

False color image of EarthAs part of a series of electronic professional development experiences, the NASA Explorer Schools project and the National Science Teachers Association are hosting a 90-minute professional development web seminar for educators on Jan. 23, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Learn to use data from NASA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, or GOES, and Polar Operational Environmental Satellites, or POES, in your meteorology lessons. This web seminar features “Monitoring the Global Environment,” one of eight modules within the Satellite Meteorology course. You will locate and download satellite data, then use these data to create graphs. 

For more information and to register for tonight’s session, visit URL http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NES2/webseminar5.aspx

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