OMG - Oceans Melting Greenland mission by NASA
I really like this video for students. First, the "OMG" abbreviation for the mission is fun for students and easy for them to remember. The video does an excellent job at showing the equipment and scientists, explaining not just how they are doing the survey but why it is imporant. At approximately 11 minutes in the video, there are several general questions about NASA, what it studies and why, so teachers can pause the video and ask their students to respond to, or not show the remaining time in the video.
Other resources that can be shared with students to read/explore include:
- NASA OMG Project website - https://omg.jpl.nasa.gov/portal/
- NASA's OMG Mission Maps Greenland's Coastline (August 26, 2015) - http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/nasas-omg-mission-maps-greenlands-coastline
- OMG: Testing the waters to see how fast Oceans are Melting Greenland (NASA blog post, June 7, 2016) - http://climate.nasa.gov/blog/2450/
The OMG campaign also has social media pages for students to get the latest updates and images from the project: