Video 1 of 8: Overview of MY NASA DATA

[ Music ] This is the My NASA Data home
page and there are some features that you will see
on the home page. For one thing, notice the image. This is a dynamic image. It changes over time so
be sure you check back with the My NASA Data website
to see if the image has changed. Also, notice that
there is a link to the citizen scientist
side of our website. For example, if you
and your student wanted to do some science
projects, we consider students as being citizen scientists. So be sure to go to the
citizen scientist link and check out the project ideas
that are available for you and your students. Another really interesting link
is the Earth observatory link which gives you some
terrific imaging to show to your students. Very important section
that we’re going to talk about the next couple of minutes
are the five navigation buttons that you’ll see on
our home page. And these buttons will be
available on all of our pages. We mentioned the
home page so you kind of know what’s available here. But also notice that we
have some different links within the home page. So again, come back and check
to see if these have changed. The second navigation
button is for data access and this is the really
powerful part of our website. And in modules coming up in
the training, you’ll be led through an example of
how to use our data. But under data access
you’re going to find the Live Access Server or what we call the
LAS in our lesson. Also, there are sets of
data that we call micro sets that are already there for you and have lessons linked
to those data sets. So if you’re interested in one
of those, be sure and click to get the lessons
that go with it. Our lesson plan page, we’re
going to talk here in a minute but under our lesson plan page
we have almost 90 lessons. So in addition to the three
lessons that we’re going to overview today, there
are many more lessons. The computer tool section gives
you some great strategies, software, tutorials for
helping implement the data sets with your students. In some cases, it’s
additional software programs or Word documents or
additional information. And then finally, the
science focus page, this is where we house links,
interesting educational links, additional content information,
more about how to use data, more about our project
and more about units, for example, the metric system.

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