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In this lesson, students investigate the relationship between precipitation, surface temperature and vegetation for four geographic locations. Students will download graphs of each of the three system components (vegetative index, surface temperature and precipitation) for a specific latitude and longitude point during the period of January 2002-June 2004. After downloading data for three other locations, students will work with a total of 12 graphs to compare and analyze the data. They will then predict the climate zone and identify the climate type for each location. 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.

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    • Grade 1
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    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

    Keywords:

    NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Social Sciences,Earth Science,Engineering and technology:Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Climate,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407124305689T,Terra,Atmospheric science,Informal Education,MISR instrument,Middle School,Koeppen system,Aqua,Earth and space science:Earth structure:Atmosphere,Engineering and technology:Remote sensing,Earth and space science:Earth structure:Vegetation/land cover,Earth system science,CERES instrument,Engineering,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Technology,Geoscience,Geography

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    English

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