(rebroadcast of live show)
Target: Grades 6-8
Length: 30 minutes
Internet: http://connect.larc.nasa.gov ⇒
In Data Analysis and Measurement: Dancing in the Night Sky, students will learn about the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. They will learn the many legends and myths that have revolved around the aurora throughout the history of mankind. Students will also discover how NASA scientists and engineers use satellite technology to measure and analyze aurora data. They will see how Norwegian scientists apply the concepts of data analysis and measurement to study the Northern Lights by using ground-based instruments and sounding rockets. By conducting hands-on and web activities, students will make the connections between NASA research and the mathematics, science and technology they learn in their classrooms.To order a copy of this video, please visit the Central Operation of Resources for Educators Web site.
This program was first broadcast on NASA TV Education File Schedule April 10, 2003.