A DataSheet concisely describes a particular scientific data set in a way that is useful to educators interested in teaching with the data set. DataSheets 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 DataSheets.


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Exploring Broadband Seismic Data in the Classroom part of Datasheets
This site is a collection and distribution of seismic data from several regional seismic networks, small aperture arrays and portable instrumental deployments. The webpage contains detailed information and research ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

Exploring the Geology of Mars using Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter Data part of 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: Physics:Astronomy, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Images/Maps/Visualizations, Missions/Data Acquisition

Exploring Oceanography in the Classroom Using Data from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute part of Datasheets
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) provides near real-time, quality controlled, oceanographic data in many places on it's website. Four of the main datasets include: mooring, mapping, MUSE ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Biological, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Oceanography:Chemical, Physical

Exploring Geochemistry in the Classroom Using GEOROC Data part of Datasheets
The Geochemistry of Rocks of the Oceans and Continents (GEOROC) is a database that provides chemical and isotopic data for rocks, minerals, and melt/fluid inclusions. GEOROC data is from multiple geological ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Mineralogy, Geochemistry

Exploring Geochemistry in the Classroom Using MELTS Computational Tools part of Datasheets
MELTS is a software package designed to facilitate thermodynamic modeling of phase equilibria in magmatic systems. Users can compute equilibrium phase relations for igneous systems over the temperature range ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Mineralogy, Geochemistry

Exploring the Applications of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Data part of Datasheets
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Data is the only satellite imagery that can be acquired at any time of the day or night and during adverse weather conditions. Available SAR products include: full-resolution (25 m) ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy

Footprints on the Moon: Planning the Next Mission to the Moon part of 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 ...

Rocky Raccoon: Using Data to explore Carbon in the Rocky Mountains part of Datasheets
The Rocky Mountain Regional Atmospheric Continuous CO2 Network (Rocky RACCOON) comprises two to three years of carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration data. The carbon dioxide data are gathered using the Autonomous ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change

Exploring inter-annual variability of budburst using GLOBE data part of Datasheets
The site provides GLOBE data in tabular form for budburst dates, maximum and minimum air temperatures, and other environmental data from GLOBE schools. Click the image on the right to see the annual profile of ...

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

Exploring NASA Aerosol Data in the Classroom part of Datasheets
NEO gives access to georeferenced NASA satellite imagery and provides the means for easy export into other browsers (like GoogleEarth) or analytic tools (like ImageJ or ICE). The site also contains the MODIS Blue Marble, which is a series of monthly true-color global composite images.

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