Satellite Meteorology: Monitoring the Global Environment
This web seminar focused on NASA's research satellite program and its mission to
monitor the health of Earth. Teachers learned how to access authentic data taken
from satellites in NASA’s GOES (Geostationary Operational, Environmental, Satellites)
and POES (Polar Operational, Environmental, Satellites) program. Participants of
the seminar found out how to guide students in working with this data to learn how
geostationary satellites are used to detect forest fires, monitor biomass burning,
and identify urban heat islands.
This web seminar is part of a series of electronic professional development experiences
sponsored by the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) project. NES is NASA's classroom-based
gateway for middle school (grades 4-8) and high school (grades 9-12) classrooms
providing authentic learning experiences inspired by NASA's unique missions. NES
provides free teaching and learning resources that promote student engagement in
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and opportunities for teachers
and students to participate in NASA's mission of research and discovery through
inquiry-based experiences directly related to the work of NASA scientists and engineers.
For additional information about the NASA Explorer Schools project, visit http://explorerschools.nasa.gov.
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