SOS Explorer® Mobile, a free mobile app for iOS and Android, is a new tool for
viewing SOS and SOSx data visualizations. On this page you’ll find educational
activities created for a deeper dive into the app. For other ideas visit SOS
Explorer® Resources page.
Download and complete one or more of the scavenger hunt activities below to get
a taste of our 100+ datasets while learning how to navigate SOS Explorer® mobile
app. Recommended for grades 5-10. Provided as fillable pdf forms.
Tours were created in SOSx as a substitute for a live presenter. Tours take a
user through a list of datasets, adding in text boxes, images, videos, more
info buttons, and more to tell a full story while urging the user to
investigate and answer questions. Following are video recordings of the tours
found in the app. Pick a topic, take the tour in the app, then use the
materials below for a post-tour discussion.
Open the tour called “Tour - COVID-19 Pandemic and Air Quality” in the SOS Explorer free mobile app OR view it in YouTube video form below. Download and complete the Pandemic & Air Quality Worksheet to record answers to the questions in the tour. Recommended for grades 7-12. Provided as a fillable PDF form. Also below is a bibliography and list of data sources used in the tour.
Use the tour called “Tour - HRRR-Smoke and 2020 Fire Season”. Then download and
complete the HRRR-Smoke Discussion and Follow-up Investigation. Recommended
for grades 6-10. Provided as a fillable pdf form. Download or view the
Resources used in the tour.