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Other

Description:

El Niño impacts sea surface height, sea surface temperature and wind vectors. In this lesson, data for each of those three characteristics from the 1997-98 El Niño event will be analyzed and compared. Students will work in teams of 3 throughout the activity, initially doing a team analysis of a single characteristic, and then jig-sawing into other groups to share information. The lesson culminates in a series of questions, a written summary and a comparison to similar observations done by scientists. 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 a list of related AP Environmental Science topics.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,Oceanography,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Mathematics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123813558T,Earth Science,Engineering and technology:Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft,El Nino,Atmospheric science,Wind vectors,Earth and space science:Earth structure:Atmosphere,Sea surface temperature,Sea surface height,Earth and space science:Earth structure:Ocean and water,Mathematics:Data collection, analysis and probability,Engineering and technology:Remote sensing,Earth system science,Engineering,High School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Weather,Technology,Geoscience

Language:

English

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