Brazilian Deforestation and the Atmosphere

In this activity, students read an article condensed from several NASA articles about the impact of deforestation on the atmosphere and answer review questions. They then use Google Earth and current NEO data to examine relationships between forest fires and atmospheric aerosols.

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Susan Borland
Kathy East
Teressa Black
Kathie Klein
Bruce Howard
Challenger Learning Centers

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Educator should familiarize her/himself with the NEO site before using with students.

Take students through the NEO site before you begin.

Make sure each computer can utilize Google Earth.

Consider reversing the order of activities so that students use the Google Earth and NEO data sets before reading the article.

Article needs to be unpacked with discussion supplementary visuals etc. Or, instead of the condensed article, use the original ones that are included in the teacher's instructions, which have visualizations that help explain the content.

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