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ERIC Number: EJ869352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Solar Radiation: Harnessing the Power
Rowland, Teri; Chambers, Lin; Holzer, Missy; Moore, Susan
Science Teacher, v76 n9 p31-35 Dec 2009
My NASA Data (Chambers et al. 2008) is a teaching tool available on NASA's website that offers microsets of real data in an easily accessible, user-friendly format. In this article, the authors describe a lesson plan based on an activity from My NASA Data, in which students explore parts of the United States where they would want to live if they lived in a solar-powered mobile home. The lesson focuses on alternative energy sources and demonstrates how easily teachers can create their own activities using data of their choice. The goal is to move students away from using simplistic data. Instead, students begin to use authentic NASA data--making science more relevant and exciting. (Contains 4 figures and 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A