Challenges, Investigations, and Field Studies

NASA eClips - Real World:Citizen Science

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What are citizen scientists? Why is their work so important to NASA? Join Dr. Michelle Thaller as she explains how the general public, using scientific protocols, careful observations and accurate measurements, can help NASA make exciting new discoveries. Find out how you can be a citizen scientist today.

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STEM Digital

STEM Digital at UMass

Materials for using digital photographs in STEM inquiry activities. These use the DEW ADI and Movie Tracker software.

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Cyber-Infrastructure Digital Education & Research (CIDER)

Cyber-Infrastructure Digital Education & Research CIDER

Learn more about this project, funded by the National Science Foundation, that works with middle and high school teachers to use mobile technologies in their outdoor classrooms.

CIDER Resources

  • Sampling in the Snow Curriculum (PDF)
  • iBook: Monitoring Environmental Change with iPads
  • Canopy App - iTunes
  • Canopy App - Google Play

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  • GLOBE Carbon Cycle

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    Brings the most cutting edge research and research techniques in the field of terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycling into the classroom. Students can collect data about their school field site through existing GLOBE protocols of phenology, land cover and soils as well as through new protocols focused on biomass and carbon stocks in vegetation. Study plots are perfect for monitoring with a Picture Post!

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    Student Climate Data

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    Students can become familiar with Earth observation data and the science of climate change by conducting their own research investigations using NASA Earth observation data and based on their own questions and/or self-designed procedures. Activities include using picture posts! SCD is a project of NASA Innovations in Climate Education (NASA NICE).

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    Forest Watch

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    Learn more about this project, funded by the National Science Foundation, that works with middle and high school teachers to use mobile technologies in their outdoor classrooms.

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