How can we study the health of our planet?
How can scientists collect important data across the planet, including dangerous or hard-to-reach areas?
Join [email protected] for our celebration of Space Week and Sustainability in Space! We’ll learn from GT researchers about how satellites in space enable their study of the Earth.
Afterwards, we’ll explore sustainability-related concepts through mathematics and data analysis using data collected by satellites in orbit around the Earth. Students will share their work via a virtual poster, with STEM experts logging on to review student work, share feedback, and discuss how mathematics is used in the everyday work of scientists and engineers involved in space-related research and development!
Students will the explore the following questions of inquiry through 3-Act Tasks created using real-world data obtained from NASA/NOAA satellites. Each task is centered on grade-level GSE expectations using the GaDOE pacing calendar.
- Does the Earth’s oceans have the same temperature? (6th Grade, 8th Grade)
- Where does lightning most frequently strike the Earth? (4th Grade)
- How do environmental factors affect wildlife populations? (7th Grade)
- How have Earth’s features formed over time? (3rd Grade, 5th Grade