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MY NASA DATA Lesson Plan: A Comparison of Cloud Coverage over Africa DLESE Reviewed Collection
This lesson plan uses NASA satellite data to contrast amounts of cloud coverage over different climate regions in Africa. It introduces the circulation pattern of Hadley Cells and the band of convergence and convection called the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). The lesson also discusses how frequent cloud cover and precipitation occur along the ITCZ and how climate affects the people living within its regions, particularly Aswan, Egypt and Kampala, Uganda.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
    • Case study
    • Lesson plan
    • Problem set
    • Project
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Map
    • Photograph
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Glossary
    • Abstract / Summary
  • Portal:
    • Educational
  • Services:
    • Ask an expert
  • Dataset:
    • Modeled
    • Remotely sensed
  • Tools:
    • Software
  • Physical object
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Biology
  • Climatology
  • Space science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
Cost information is not known
This product is free and clear for general use.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd647
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Lin H.
NASA LaRC