Author: esamargo

A Comet in Your Kitchen

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s recipe for making a comet nucleus. The estimated cost is $20 and you have to get dry ice, but it looks pretty fun. https://www.perkins-observatory.org/educational%20files/comet.pdf

How much does a cloud weigh??

https://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2010/09/23/130078553/a-hurricane-weighs-how-much Scroll down the page a little and click on the video, then maximize the screen. This video is lots of fun and contains great facts about the amount of water contained in clouds. This would make a really fun…

Map shows annual changes in weather.

https://whs.moodledo.co.uk/file.php/1365/Atmospheric%20Systems/Global%20Weather%20Patterns.swf Very cool interactive map showing annual changes in weather including circulation, pressure, and precipitation.

Ice Viewer

https://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/globaliceviewer/ NASA’s Global Ice Viewer gives information about diminishing ice on earth, including sea ice. The flashy interface will engage students and could be used as a hook when you begin to discuss climate change or sea ice fluctuation.