Radiation Comparison Before and After 9-11

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Using the NASA website, class members try to determine if changes could be detected in cloud cover, temperature, and/or radiation measurements due to the lack of contrails that resulted from the halt in air traffic after the attacks of 9/11/2001. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups research the Chemtrail Conspiracy Theory and current research on contrails
  • If class members are unfamiliar with the NASA website, have them watch the introduction and tutorial for the Live Access Server
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource presumes researchers are familiar with using latitude and longitude coordinates to locate geographic sites
Pros
  • The resource includes a detailed plan, links to all required materials, background information, discussion questions, and extensions
Cons
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Common Core