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A Data Sheet concisely describes a particular scientific data set in a way that is useful to educators interested in teaching with the data set. Data Sheets highlight the connections between data sets and specific topics in science; they explicate how to acquire the data and include (when available) links to classroom activities that use the data. More information about Data Sheets.


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Footprints on the Moon: Planning the Next Mission to the Moon part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
This data is from the Clementine Lunar Mission. Data is available as images and is searchable by latitude and longitude. Users can adjust the image scale. Students will also make use of mineral maps from The ...

Exploring Sea Ice Data from Satellites part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
The browse and summary data provide imagery of monthly sea ice conditions and anomalies, as well as text files with monthly total extent and area values. The raw data are 2-dimensional gridded fields with daily ...

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Anthropogenic causes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Anthropogenic causes

Exploring Forest Extent, Composition and C Storage using US Forest Inventory and Analysis Data & Reports part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
1987, 1992, 1997 data on U.S. forest acreage, ownership, carbon stock, and change in carbon stock by state/region and forest type. For 2002, forest age by region, and the above categories.

Subject: Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning, Forest Resources

Exploring Aerosol Optical Thickness Using MODIS Satellite Imagery in NEO part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
"Aerosol Optical Thickness is the degree to which aerosols prevent the transmission of light" in the atmoshpere.1 "An aerosol optical thickness of less than 0.1 indicates a crystal clear sky with ...

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality:Smog, Dust and Particulates, Pollutants, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation, Environmental Science:Air Quality:Smog, Dust and Particulates, Pollutants

Exploring TOXMAP Data in the Classroom part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
Accessing Environmental Toxicology Data at TOXMAP allows users to create and view maps of chemicals released into the air, ground, and water. Maps show the locations of facilities that have had chemical releases, ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Contaminant hydrology

Exploring the Ocean Surface with Data from the Global Drifter Program part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
Buoy Data from the Global Drifter Program provide real-time and historical data for over 1000 global drifter buoys. Data monitored include buoy position and sea surface temperature (SST).

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Oceanography, Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology

Exploring Paleoclimatology in the Classroom using Vostok Ice Core Data part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
The Vostok research station is located near the center of the Antarctic ice sheet (78°S 106°E). Ice core samples taken at the Vostok station are used to collect data on historical carbon dioxide levels. ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology, Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science

Exploring the Geology of Mars using Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter Data part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
The Mars Orbital Laser Altimeter (MOLA) data set consists of two years of altimetry data on surface features on Mars. MOLA data sets are produced by the MOLA Science Team and archived by the Planetary Data Systems ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Images/Maps/Visualizations, Physics:Astronomy, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Missions/Data Acquisition

Exploring the Applications of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Data part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
This DataSheet was prepared by Aleshia Mueller in collaboration with Charles Burrows, Claude Duguay, Melanie Engram, Carlos Rios, and Anton Sommer. The Dataset Use and Relevance Use in ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy

Exploring Marine Conservation in the Classroom using Reef Environmental Education Foundation Data part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
Accessing Fish Population Data from the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) allows users to explore how REEF involves divers (experienced and novice) in marine conservation efforts by supporting the ...

Subject: Biology, Ecology:Metabolism, Habitats:Marine, Biology:Diversity

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