Update – Sept. 13, 2018: Due to the number of requests we have received, this bulletin board registration is now closed. In the event more materials become available, an update will be posted here. All materials are also available to download at the links below.
Launch back into STEM with these back-to-school resources from NASA all about hurricanes, clouds, weather, Earth science – and the satellites that study them. For a limited time, the Educator Resource Center at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is offering free bulletin-board materials to educators for display in classrooms or other educational settings.
Register today to receive free materials mailed directly to you or download them at the links below.
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- Bulletin board mailers are limited to teachers at U.S.-based institutions.
- Available while supplies last.
- Requests will be fulfilled in the order they are received.
Download bulletin board materials:
Poster: Hurricane Katrina
This poster shows satellite images of Hurricane Katrina and explains how hurricanes form, as well as how satellites are used to track them and help meteorologists predict their behavior.
Poster: Fog and Low Clouds
This poster shows a satellite view of Earth and inset images of fog and low clouds. The back explains how fog and low clouds form, includes an activity on how to make fog in a bottle, and features discussion questions.
Poster: Wild World of Clouds
This poster illustrates and describes types of clouds and explains the role clouds play in Earth's water cycle. A crossword puzzle and quiz on the back reinforce the concepts.
Game: Wild World of Weather Adventure
This board game is all about different kinds of weather and the places it occurs. It also includes two articles and activities on the different parameters
Booklet: How Do You Make a Weather Satellite?
How does a satellite stay up in space? How is a weather satellite able to take pictures or measure surface temperatures from space? How does it communicate with Earth? Find out in this booklet!
Visit our educator resources page for more downloads and online resources.
In honor of Pi Day, March 14 (or 3.14), 2013, the JPL Education Office has released an infographic highlighting some of the ways scientists and engineers at the laboratory use pi in their daily work. For example, scientists can use pi (along with mass and radius) to calculate the density of an asteroid and its material makeup.
The infographic is available on the JPL Infographics website and as a full-resolution download below.
"Planet Pi" Downloads:
- Poster - Download PDF (27 MB)