LPI Earth and Space Science Newsletter
Online Climate and Energy Teaching Resources
The CLEAN program offers a digital collection of teaching materials and supporting materials for teaching about climate and energy. The collection includes 500 annotated online activities, videos, and visualizations on climate and energy for grades 6 - 16, and more.
With EarthViewer, a free new interactive app for iPad, users can explore the Earth's history with the touch of a finger by scrolling through 4.5 billion years of geological evolution. The app tracks the planet's continental shifts, compares changes in climate as far back as the planet's origin, and explores the Earth's biodiversity over the last 540 million years. It combines visual analysis with hard data.
SpaceMath@NASA -- New Math Guides
Four new math guides have been released by SpaceMath@NASA: Exploring the Lunar Surface (Grades 3-5), Exploring Planetary Moons (Grades 3-6), Exploring Stars in the Milky Way (Grades 6-8), and Exploring the Milky Way (Grades 6-8).
Visualization of 56 Years of Tornadoes in the US
Using information from data.gov, tech blogger John Nelson has created this spectacular image of tornado paths in the US over a 56 year period. The graphic categorizes the storms by F-scale with the brighter neon lines representing more violent storms.