NASA eClips Bundle: Earth's Energy Balance Collection

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This NASA eClips Bundle, geared toward grades 6-9, includes two videos on Earth's energy balance featuring NASA Subject Matter Expert Patrick Taylor. In addition, supplementary resources are included to help students understand the delicate balance between incoming and outgoing energy to Earth.

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Resources in “NASA eClips Bundle: Earth's Energy Balance” Collection

Title Resource Type File Type
GLOBE - Earth as a System User File Web Page
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Eyes on Earth User File Web Page
My NASA DATA Digital Earth System Posters and Activities User File Web Page
My NASA Data - Earth as a System User File Web Page
My NASA Data - Changing Air Temperatures User File Web Page
1 NASA eClips Video Real World: Earth's Energy Balance - Energy In and Energy Out

Balancing incoming and outgoing energy to Earth is like balancing an equation. When both are equal, Earth’s energy is in balance. Learn more about how changes in this balance may impact Earth.

User File Web Page
2 NASA eClips Video Real World: Earth's Energy Balance - Small Changes, Big Impact

Earth’s energy balance is very delicate. Small changes may have a big impact. How might changes in Earth’s land and atmosphere impact this delicate balance? How might this knowledge be used to help us take better care of Earth?

User File Web Page
3 NASA eClips Spotlite Interactive Lesson: Clouds

A student-created NASA Spotlites video from Newport News Public Schools, with an accompanying interactive lesson, that confronts and corrects the misconception that a cloud's only purpose is to produce precipitation.

User File Web Page
4 NASA eClips: Designing a Cloud Cover Estimator

Designing a Cloud Cover Estimator allows students to think and act like engineers and scientists as they follow the five steps of the Design Process to successfully complete a team challenge. Within this work, students design, measure, build, test and re-design a cloud cover estimator. Once the design is built, students discuss ways to use this new tool.

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5 My NASA DATA - About the Atmosphere User File Web Page
6 GLOBE (Global Learning & Observations to Benefit the Environment) - Atmosphere User File Web Page
7 NASA - Climate and Earth's Energy Budget User File Web Page
8 NASA - CERES: Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System User File Web Page
9 NASA - Earth's Energy Budget Poster User File Web Page