Exploring the Environment

Wheeling Jesuit University

On-line, problem-based modules developed by NASA's Classroom of the Future for K-4, 5-8, and 9-12 teachers and students. Modules address events such as volcanoes, hurricanes, dinosaur extinction theories, deforestation, endangered species, and global climate change. The use of NASA remote-sensing images is a feature of the site - along with a tutorial about how to analyze Landsat images with NIH Image.

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Subject: Biology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Environmental Science:Forest Resources:Deforestation, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather, Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biodiversity, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection
Special Interest: Hazards
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Topics: Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Biosphere, Atmosphere, Climate, Human Dimensions/Resources, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Ocean
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Weather, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Volcanoes, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:WaterKeywords: hydrosphere, global warming, carbon cycle, volcanoes, ozone depletion, climate, weather, remote sensing, Atmospheric Dynamics, Pollution (Air and Water), Global Climate Systems, Water Resources (Quality, Availability, Overdraft), Anthropogenic Activity, Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Environmental Change, Effect of Global Warming, Food Webs, Organisms - Adaptations to their Environments, Plate Tectonics/Continental Drift, Oceans--Dynamics (Circulation, Energy Transport, Waves, etc.), Effect of Humans on the Environment