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Our World: Cloud Inspection
Find out why scientists and meteorologists study clouds and what tools they use to collect data about the effect of clouds on Earth's climate. Learn to tell the difference between cirrus, stratus and cumulus clouds.
Our World: Cool Clouds
Learn how clouds are formed and watch an experiment to make a cloud using liquid nitrogen. Find out how scientists classify clouds according to their altitude and how clouds reflect and absorb light, giving them different colors.
Our World: Monitoring the Earth's Climate with CERES
Learn how scientists use a satellite called CERES to study the clouds and monitor Earth's climate changes.
Real World: Earth Systems
Our Earth is a dynamic system with diverse subsystems that interact in complex ways.
- What are those subsystems and how do they interact?
- How are these subsystems and the global Earth system changing?
- What causes these changes?
- How does NASA monitor these changes?
- How can Earth system science provide societal benefit?
Real World: Monitoring Earth's Energy Budget with CERES
Learn how NASA uses a data-collecting sensor, Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System, or CERES, to study clouds and make accurate measurements of energy leaving Earth.
Real World: Global Cloud Observation Day
Learn about precipitation and how clouds are formed. Find out why scientists study clouds and how you can help NASA collect cloud observation data as part of the Students' Cloud Observation OnLine, or S'COOL, Project.
Designing a Cloud Cover Estimator
Students think and act like engineers and scientists as they follow five steps of a Design Process to successfully complete a team challenge. Students view the NASA Spotlite Clouds video that corrects the misconception that: a cloud's only purpose is to produce precipitation. Within this work, students design, measure, build, test, and re-design a cloud cover estimator to measure the amount of cloud cover in the sky. Once the cloud cover estimator is built, students discuss the role clouds play in Earth's energy budget.
Type: Educator Guide
Grade Level: K-5,6-8