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Students will collect data, analyze, and interpret data as they explore the amount of aerosols present in the air.
Students capture and examine air particles to gain an appreciation of how much dust, pollen and other particulate matter is present in the air around them.
This activity will focus on the geologic processes of weathering and erosion. https://www.globe.gov/documents/352961/c801c8d8-e4a8-4b0d-ae83-4b650349dae6
Students make predictions about the properties of various soil samples and examine several types of soils, recording their observations. In Part 2 of the activity, they will examine a soil sample in a jar.
Students time the flow of water through different soils and observe the amount of water held in these soils.
Discover how satellites sense air quality from high above the ground. You can also create your very own air quality sensor with our “DIY Science” activity.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Find out what three NASA scientists wanted to be when they were young and discover what they do now. Then, be a scientist yourself! Learn how to use the GLOBE Observer app to collect your own scientific observations.
Mini lesson on how dust travels around the world.
Students will use NASA satellite data to determine the location of the greatest concentrations of aerosols during the course of a year in the tropical Atlantic region and their relationship to cloud coverage.
III. Visualizations & NASA Data:
The Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center created this visualization using the Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS) computer model.
List of multiple visualizations made by NASA related to dust.
Use NASA Worldview to look at NASA satellite data. This link pull up data used to track dust around the world.
A geoinquiry map exploring the Dust Bowl and population change 1920 - 1950 https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=b1bc9ebb7fbb4cfcb03f7dac38c721bc
Images and stories related to dust and haze using NASA satellite observations.
Discover images from the surface of Mars and track the weather and possible dust storms on The Red Planet.
In this storybook, the GLOBE Kids investigate colors in the sky and learn how air pollution affects sky color and our health.
In this storybook, the GLOBE Kids are on the trail of Scoop, an eager dog who loves to dig holes in the soil. At each hole Scoop has dug, the Kids use their journals to record characteristics of the soil.
Check your local library for these and more books for adults related to the Dust Bowl (United States)
A film and accompanying book by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, The Dust Bowl: An Illustrated History.
The Worst Hard Time draws upon first-hand oral accounts of Dust Bowl/Depression-era survivors for a moving history of life on the Great Plains before and after the devastation of those events.
Special thanks to Angie Rizzi for her help putting together this list of resources!