“Exploring Earth: Investigating Clouds” is a hands-on activity in which visitors create a cloud in a bottle and explore it with laser light. The activity is connected to current and ongoing NASA mission research. Participants learn about ways that NASA uses satellite technology to observe clouds from above and explore ways that ground-based data, including some generated through citizen science projects like the GLOBE Observer app, are also used to study Earth’s cloud cover from below.
- Clouds influence Earth’s weather and climate.
- Clouds form when individual water molecules combine into droplets.
- NASA researchers study clouds in order to better understand and predict how Earth’s climate is changing.
- Particular to the information sheet, worksheet, and Globe postcard: Citizen science programs collect and share the data with researchers that collaborate with NASA.
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