Sep 10, 2020
The Global Systems Laboratory’s (GSL) Science On a Sphere® (SOS) team has launched educational tours on its free mobile app - SOS Explorer™ (SOSx) including post-tour exercises for students. You can find the tours here: https://sos.noaa.gov/education/sosx-tours/
Science On a Sphere Explorer™ datasets can be quite complex. Tours guide users through a story using science datasets in a way that makes them understandable and more tangible. Tours incorporate supplemental media - images, videos, audio, webpages - as well as text and questions to support user learning.
The Science On a Sphere Explorer™ mobile app tours have been a great collaboration between multiple line offices. For example: "Tour - Monster Saharan Dust Plume" was a collaboration with Atlantic Oceanic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). The GSL Finite-Volume Cubed Sphere - Chemistry (FV3 Chem) - Saharan Air Layer is another tour that uses a National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) video and GOES imagery provided by the NESDIS Viz Lab.
More tours to come
Do you have an idea for a tour? Reach out to email@example.com