Who Are NASA's Earth Explorers?
The elementary school student wondering how El Niño will affect tomorrow's weather. The scientist studying connections between ozone and climate change. And the farmer using satellite pictures to keep track of crops. All of these people are Earth Explorers -- they are all curious about the Earth system. This series will introduce you to NASA Earth Explorers, young and old, with many backgrounds and interests.
Robert Shelton develops learning tools to help students who are visually impaired understand mathematics and science concepts. Image Credit: NASAPictures are a big part of learning about Earth and space. What if you couldn't see a picture of a hurricane or Mars? Did you know that nearly 100,000 U.S. students are blind or have lost some of their eyesight?
MathTrax is a graphing tool for middle school and high school students to graph equations, do physics simulations or plot data files. Image Credit: NASATools such as Earth+ and MathTrax are not just for those who are blind. Even students with perfect eyesight often have trouble with science and math. Sometimes it helps to look or think about a picture or problem in a different way. Using your ears, instead of eyes, may be just the trick to making science and math less confusing.