Earth and Space Science Education
All Earth and Space Science Resources
- Can We Feed the Growing Population?
The availability of resources affects how much food we can produce. Explore the interconnected resources that make up our agricultural system.
Why are there clouds? Explore the water cycle.
- Dew Point
Figure out the dew point temperature for your classroom.
- Earthquakes Around the World
In this activity you will use a computer model to investigate earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
- Evaporative Cooler
How can the cooling effect of evaporating water be used for air conditioning?
- Greenhouse Effect in a Greenhouse
Relate changes in sunlight to the temperature of air trapped in a container.
- Greenhouse Light and Temperature
By using a temperature sensor, we can relate changes in sunlight to the temperature of the air being trapped in a container.
- Is There Life in Space?
Explore the question: Can there be life outside of Earth?
- Launching a Satellite
Study how to fire something into space.
- Our Solar System
Study the planets in our solar system using a computer model.
- Radiant Energy Flow
Explore the energy balance between incoming and outgoing radiation on the earth.
- Relative Humidity Measurement
Measure relative humidity in the air by comparing the wet bulb and dry bulb temperatures
- Sunlight, Infrared, CO2 and the Ground
Explore how solar radiation interacts with Earth’s surface and atmosphere.
- What Are Our Energy Choices?
Explore the advantages and disadvantages of using renewable and non-renewable sources to generate electricity. What sources will supply electricity in the future?
- What Is the Future of Earth's Climate?
Earth’s climate is in a warming period now, due in part to enhanced human emissions of greenhouse gases. Examine climate data and models to predict Earth’s future climate.
- Will the Air Be Clean Enough to Breathe?
Air quality can suffer due to natural and anthropogenic events. Poor air quality can negatively affect human and environmental health. With more of the world becoming industrialized, will the air be clean enough to breathe?
- Will There Be Enough Fresh Water?
As the human population has grown, water use for agriculture, industry and manufacturing has increased. Explore water movement and predict water availability.