Earth and Space Science Education
All Earth and Space Science Resources
- Air Pollution Model (aerial)
Explore the connections between point-source pollution, geography, and wind on regional air quality.
- Air Pollution Model (cross-section)
Explore the connections between pollution sources, weather, geography, and air quality.
- Can We Feed the Growing Population?
Explore the interconnected resources that make up our agricultural system as you consider food production.
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?
- Global Climate Change Model: Making Predictions About Future Climate
Explore how changing human emissions may affect Earth's temperature in the future.
- 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.
- Hydraulic Fracturing Model
Explore how hydraulic fracturing is used to extract oil and natural gas and how the process may affect local aquifers.
- Is There Life in Space?
Explore the question: Can there be life outside of Earth?
- Land Management Model
Explore the effects of different land management strategies, terrain, and climate on erosion rate and soil quality.
- Launching a Satellite
Study how to fire something into space.
- Planet Hunting Model
Explore how a star's movement and light intensity are affected by an orbiting planet. Explore some characteristics of stars and planets that are important to habitability potential.
- 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.
- Water Model
Explore how water moves through Earth’s layers and determine whether wells can produce sustainable amounts of water while maintaining the health of the underlying aquifer.
- What Are Our Energy Choices?
Explore the advantages and disadvantages of using renewable and non-renewable sources to generate electricity.
- What Is the Future of Earth's Climate?
Examine climate data and models to predict Earth's future climate.
- Will the Air Be Clean Enough to Breathe?
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 has increased. Explore water movement and predict water availability.