Earth and Human Activity
Educator Toolkit: Framing Phenomena-Based Student Investigations (2017)
NASA Earth science research, observations, visualization tools, and education resources are available for learners of all ages to connect learning to real world science, across topics—including: Earth systems, climate and weather, global climate change, and natural hazards.
This toolkit features NASA resources for grades K-12 that can support and frame student investigations with NASAdata and content. The toolkit includes:
- Samplers for elementary, middle and high school: lessons, activities and other resources that can build towards selected core concepts and practices in the NGSS and Framework for K-12 Science Education. Printer-friendly samplers: Elementary, Middle School, High School
- Quick Start Guide to find NASA data for student investigations
- Key features of online resources for data, images, and analysis tools (full page versions for 7 online sources)
- Online Interactive Quick Start Guide: Takes users directly to relevant data sources and background information
Acknowledgments. This toolkit was compiled by the NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative (NESEC), a partnership between the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and NASA Earth science divisions at three NASA Centers: Goddard Space Flight Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Langley Research Center. It includes several resources that were developed across a range of NASA-sponsored and related projects. Design by Susie Duckworth Graphic Design.
This project is based upon work supported by NASA under award No. NNX16AE28A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.