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Using NASA's Global Change Master Directory (GCMD): The Value for Earth Science TeachersTyler Stevens, NASA GCMD


  • 1. Discovering Earth Science Data and Services Using NASAs Global Change Master Directory: The Value for Earth Science Teachers Tyler Stevens NASAs Global Change Master Directory ESIP Federation Summer Meeting Teacher Workshop July 2010

2. Outline of the Workshop

  • Overview of the Global Change Master Directory (GCMD)
  • Demo Search for a Data Set and Data Service
  • Demo Metadata Authoring Tool
  • Search for Earth Science Data and Services (On Your Own)
    • Discuss Results
  • Write a Description of Your Educational Resource (On Your Own)
    • Discuss Results
  • Feedback/Discussion/Conclusion

3. Global Change Master Directory (GCMD)

  • Enable the scientific community and the public to discover and access Earth science data and services.
  • Facilitate the creation of metadatato make scientific information available to the public.

4. For Teachers

  • Finddatayou can use in the classroom
    • Climate Data
    • Land Cover/Satellite Imagery
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Finddata servicesrelated to education
    • Classroom Activities
    • Lesson Plans
    • Stand Alone Educational Software
    • Web-based Interactive Educational Programs

5. For Teachers Data/Service Accessibility

  • Majority of data and services are free
    • Free access to information/resourcesfor teachers
    • Registration is required for some resources
  • Data and services are available online and offline
    • Direct online download
    • Direct online access
    • Order CD-ROM/DVD and/or other media
    • Contact provider to receive resource

6. Earth Science Topic Population 7. Data Service Topic Population 8. Collaborations 9. Pathways to Data and Services Science Keywords & Map/Spatial Search Full-text Data Service Keywords 10. Search Data Services 11. Search Refinements Education/Outreach Refine by Keyword Refine by Full Text 12. Search Results 13. Metadata Display Data Service 14. Get Service Classroom Activity 15. Climate Diagnostics Search Earth Science Visualizations 16. Climate Diagnostics Search Earth Science Visualizations 17. Demo - Search for a Data Set and Data Service 18. Got Questions? Ask User Support http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/ 19. Example of Student Questions

  • Question:
  • I am a student and have to write a cause and effect paper on global warming and the greenhouse effect.I was just wondering if you had any information you could email me about these two things.

20. Example of Student Questions Response: Hello, the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) offers many Science Briefs related to Climate Change that you may find interesting. Please see:http://www.giss.nasa.gov/research/briefs/I would also recommend visiting the Global Change Master Directory's Global Warming FAQ. http://gcmd.nasa.gov/Resources/FAQs/glob_warmfaq.html.NASA's "Eyes on the Earth' web site is another excellent resource.http://climate.jpl.nasa.gov/ 21. Help Center 22. Contribute - docBUILDER

  • ThedocBUILDER metadata authoring toolallows users to add (or modify) data set and service descriptions.
  • Contributors are able to preview and validate their document before submission.

23. Contribute Describe Data Sets 24. Contribute Describe Data Services 25. Demo - Metadata Authoring Tool 26. Search for Earth ScienceData and Services (On Your Own) http://gcmd.nasa.gov 27. Write a Description of Your Educational Resource(On Your Own) 28. Feedback/Discussion/Conclusion 29. Contact Information

  • Tyler Stevens - Data Services Coordinator
  • [email_address]
  • Lola. M. Olsen - Project Manager
  • [email_address]
  • http://gcmd.nasa.gov