EDUCATION: Worldly Analysis

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Science  02 Dec 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5753, pp. 1401
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5753.1401b

High school students and undergraduates who work through the Earth Exploration Toolbook get the chance to crunch actual data from NASA, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other sources. Hosted by Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, the tool book features 13 chapters written by teachers and researchers that tackle timely earth science questions. Detailed instructions guide students through each procedure as they use satellite measurements to trace changes in the size of the Antarctic ozone hole, for example, or apply ocean buoy data to predict where phytoplankton blooms will erupt in the Gulf of Maine.

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