Our planet is constantly being observed by satellites in space, collecting information about hundreds of different components of the Earth-system. All of these variables can be examined for features and patterns, and color helps in this process. Students of Earth is a production based on the GLOBE Earth Systems Poster Activity and modified for use on the Science on a Sphere. The activity guides the viewer through the process of understanding false-colored data, along with how to interpret images, time series, and even compare features from one dataset to another.
This docent-led piece includes talking points, questions and the appropriate playlists to run the activity. Interaction with the viewer and sphere is emphasized. A corresponding autorun movie is also available.