From NASA – Educator Kit: Earth and Human Activity

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Educator Kit: Earth and Human Activity
Resources for Framing Phenomena-Based Student Investigations.

For almost 60 years, NASA has observed Earth from satellites, aircraft, and the ground. These long-term global observations have contributed valuable data on our land surface, water, biosphere, and atmosphere.

This kit features NASA resources for grades K-12. These resources can support investigations that build student understanding of key Earth science concepts by incorporating NASA data and content into their investigations.

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State