Below are interactive experiments that can be used to teach all ages about the art and science of space-based remote sensing. The experiments focus on how NASA uses remote sensing to study how and why the Earth changes.

Mission: Biomes

The following two activities are designed for teachers to use in classrooms as supplementary, interdisciplinary units. Mission: Biomes is especially appropriate for grades 3 through 8, and is designed to be interactive and self-correcting which will allow each student to work at his or her own pace.

Great Graph Match

Geo Grapher needs your help to match temperature and precipitation graphs for different locations to the biomes where they belong

To Plant or Not to Plant?

Travel with Bill Botanist on an expedition to each of the world’s biomes. Help him study his plant specimens and choose the best possible biome to plant each one in.

Image Composite Explorer (ICE)

The Image Composite Explorer is designed to be an easy first step into the realm of Earth system science, image processing, data analysis, and satellite remote sensing via your web browser. ICE is a java applet with several modes for analysing remote sensing data, including color image composites with multiple wavelengths, display of time series, mathematical functions between multiple datasets, and analysis tools such as scatterplots and historgrams.