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Center for Educational Technologies projects have ended (except Challenger Learning Center) and are no longer funded.

Exploring the Environment®

With the addition of six new modules focusing on important issues related to global climate change, Exploring the Environment® remains a go-to source for learning about and responding to a wide variety of Earth science scenarios. The newest modules feature a wealth of NASA satellite data and other state-of-the-art imagery and remote sensing data that continue the award-winning tradition of Exploring the Environment.

The new climate change modules bring to 31 the total of modules and activities available in Exploring the Environment, all for free. Each of them puts students in problem-based learning scenarios based on actual situations. The modules cover topics such as weather, population growth, land use patterns, water pollution, and, of course, global climate change.

The new modules—Global Temperatures, Biodiversity, Drought, Human Health Effects, Ice Caps and Sea Levels, and Volcanoes— provide an authentic, problem-based context for students to explore climate science issues. Teachers from around the world are taking advantage of the newest additions to the website.

Developers at the center worked with NASA's Global Climate Change Education group, the Earth System Science Educator Association (ESSEA), and teachers who have used Exploring the Environment before. Subject matter experts in relevant scientific fields contributed to the module updates and verified the accuracy of the updated and new modules.

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Awards and Recognition
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Exploring the Environment was funded through a cooperative agreement with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.