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Description:

This lesson uses NASA satellite data to contrast amounts of cloud coverage over different climate regions in Africa. It introduces the circulation pattern of Hadley Cells and the band of convergence and convection called the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). The lesson also discusses how frequent cloud cover and precipitation occur along the ITCZ and how climate affects the people living within its regions, particularly Aswan, Egypt and Kampala, Uganda. The lesson provides detailed procedures, related links and sample graphs, follow-up questions and extensions, and teacher notes. This lesson is from the MY NASA DATA project, which has created microsets from large scientific data sets, and wrapped them with tools, lesson plans, and supporting documentation so that a teacher, or anyone in the interested public, can use authentic NASA Earth system science data.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

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Keywords:

History of science,Mathematics:Data collection, analysis and probability,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Grade 8,Space Science,Mathematics,NSDL,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Climate,Clouds and Cloud Cover,Earth and space science:Earth structure:Atmosphere,The nature of science:The scientific process,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123952652T,General science,Earth Science,Informal Education,Middle School,Authentic data use,Earth and space science,History/Policy/Law,Engineering and technology:Remote sensing,Earth system science,Engineering,High School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Atmospheric science,Technology,Geoscience

Language:

English

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