Advancing Earth and Observations with Kites and Atmospheric/Terrestrial Sensors (AEROKATS) – 6-12th Grade.
The Advancing Earth Research Observations with Kites and Atmospheric/Terrestrial Sensors (AEROKATS) program uses kites with the latest low-cost scientific instruments developed by NASA engineers to collect in- situ and remotely sense atmospheric data. CBEC uses AEROKATS for low profile, aerial remote sensing of invasive salt marsh grasses in the Chesapeake Bay.
AEROKATS participants will be educated in:
- how to operate AREOKATS equipment and field instruments used to collect atmospheric data.
- how to properly retrieve, analyze and interpret atmospheric data on GLOBE’s database (https://www.globe.gov/globe-data/retrieve-data).
- basic aerodynamics and atmospheric properties of the surrounding environment.
During the participant’s time in the AEROKATS program, students will:
- collect in- situ and remote sensing data at different wind speeds in varied altitudes.
- survey the diversity of CBEC property that allows students to read different landscapes.
- gain experience operating new generation technologies.
- learn proper kite flying and Aeropod handling techniques and practice safety management.
AREN programs incorporate GLOBE protocols and submit results online at, www.globe.gov, to provide students the opportunity to further analyze and interpret environmental data. GLOBEs online database makes it easy to bring STEM education into the classroom and increases the amount of comparative environmental data available to scientists, citizens, and teachers around the World.
Featured Globe Protocals
- Weather Station Protocols
- Atmosphere Protocols
- Biosphere Protocols