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Tree ring analysis and satellite data observations are combined in this investigative lesson on past climate. Students will compare the width of tree rings from a real or virtual tree x-section with precipitation levels from authentic satellite observations for that same time period. They will then analyze the two sets of data to interpret past climate patterns. This lesson uses student- and citizen science-friendly microsets of authentic NASA Earth system science data from the MY NASA DATA project. It also includes related links, extensions, an online glossary, and data analysis tools.

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    Keywords:

    Engineering and technology:Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft,Engineering and technology:Remote sensing,Middle School,Earth and space science:Earth structure:Vegetation/land cover,NSDL,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Climate,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123101845T,Life sciences:Ecology and ecosystems,Biological science,Paleoclimate,Atmospheric science,Engineering,Social Sciences,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Life Science,Dendrochronology,Earth Science,Technology,Geoscience,Geography

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    English

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