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

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  • Describe what is data and what is a data service.
  • Note that the DIF and SERF have a Distribution Information field which provides information on the costs and distribution method. The Access Constraints field provides information on the accessibility of a data or service.
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    1. 1. Discovering Earth Science Data and Services Using NASA’s Global Change Master Directory: The Value for Earth Science Teachers Tyler Stevens NASA’s Global Change Master Directory ESIP Federation Summer Meeting Teacher Workshop July 2010
    2. 2. Outline of the Workshop <ul><li>Overview of the Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) </li></ul><ul><li>Demo – Search for a Data Set and Data Service </li></ul><ul><li>Demo – Metadata Authoring Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Search for Earth Science Data and Services (On Your Own) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss Results </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Write a Description of Your Educational Resource (On Your Own) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss Results </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Feedback/Discussion/Conclusion </li></ul>
    3. 3. Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) <ul><li>Enable the scientific community and the public to discover and access Earth science data and services. </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate the creation of metadata to make scientific information available to the public. </li></ul>
    4. 4. For Teachers <ul><li>Find data you can use in the classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate Data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Land Cover/Satellite Imagery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic Information Systems (GIS) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find data services related to education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stand Alone Educational Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based Interactive Educational Programs </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. For Teachers – Data/Service Accessibility <ul><li>Majority of data and services are free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free access to information/resources for teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration is required for some resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Data and services are available online and offline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct online download </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct online access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Order CD-ROM/DVD and/or other media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact provider to receive resource </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Earth Science Topic Population
    7. 7. Data Service Topic Population
    8. 8. Collaborations
    9. 9. Pathways to Data and Services Science Keywords & Map/Spatial Search Full-text Data Service Keywords
    10. 10. Search Data Services
    11. 11. Search Refinements – Education/Outreach Refine by Keyword Refine by Full Text
    12. 12. Search Results
    13. 13. Metadata Display – Data Service
    14. 14. Get Service – Classroom Activity
    15. 15. Climate Diagnostics – Search Earth Science Visualizations
    16. 16. Climate Diagnostics – Search Earth Science Visualizations
    17. 17. Demo - Search for a Data Set and Data Service
    18. 18. Got Questions? Ask User Support http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/
    19. 19. Example of Student Questions <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    20. 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 &quot;Eyes on the Earth' web site is another excellent resource. http://climate.jpl.nasa.gov/
    21. 21. Help Center
    22. 22. Contribute - docBUILDER <ul><li>The docBUILDER metadata authoring tool allows users to add (or modify) data set and service descriptions. </li></ul><ul><li>Contributors are able to preview and validate their document before submission. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Contribute – Describe Data Sets
    24. 24. Contribute – Describe Data Services
    25. 25. Demo - Metadata Authoring Tool
    26. 26. Search for Earth Science Data and Services (On Your Own) http://gcmd.nasa.gov
    27. 27. Write a Description of Your Educational Resource (On Your Own)
    28. 28. Feedback/Discussion/Conclusion
    29. 29. Contact Information <ul><li>Tyler Stevens - Data Services Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Lola. M. Olsen - Project Manager </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://gcmd.nasa.gov </li></ul>

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