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Online Workshop: Learn about how to get involved with a new community science project around heat waves, sea level rise, extreme precipitation, and drought

Through forums and citizen science projects, museums participating in the Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities (CSCRC) Project engage the public in active learning and resilience planning around heat waves, sea level rise, extreme precipitation, and drought. This online workshop...

Project
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Exploring Earth: Temperature Mapping

This activity models the way Landsat satellites use a thermal infrared sensor to measure land surface temperatures. IR technology, like the IR thermometer in this activity, uses the infrared light emitted by an object to measure its temperature remotely (without...

Project
Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project
Kit
Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

Exploring Earth: Land Cover

This activity models some of the ways natural processes, such as erosion and sediment pollution, affect Earth’s landscape. Data collected from satellites, such as the joint NASA/USGS Landsat satellites, help improve our understanding of Earth’s land cover. Orbiting Earth, these satellites...

Project
Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project
Kit
Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

Exploring the Universe: Pack a Space Telescope

Space telescopes can offer us better, clearer views of the universe (and of our own planet) than Earth-based telescopes can, but getting these large, delicate pieces of equipment into orbit is tricky. In "Exploring the Universe: Pack a Space Telescope," participants...

Project
Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project
Kit
Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

Exploring Earth: Paper Mountains

"Exploring Earth: Paper Mountains" lets participants explore the way the shape of the land and the pull of gravity influence how water moves over Earth. By making unique mountain models from crumpled paper and watching how water moves across them...

Project
Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project
Kit
Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

Exploring Earth: Investigating Clouds

"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...

Project
Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project
Kit
Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

Exploring Earth: Rising Sea

"Exploring Earth: Rising Sea" is a hands-on activity demonstrating ways to use topographical mapping techniques to track changes in sea level. The activity is connected to current NASA research. Together, participants and facilitators can discuss the effects of rising sea...

Project
Space and Earth Informal STEM Education Project
Kit
Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit

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