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
2 50-minute class periods

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Students may have trouble accessing NEO data and/or following the directions that follow. Careful guidance of students through the activity is needed.

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