NASA Next Magazine

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
5 6 7 8
Organization:National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Summary:NASA Next, an online magazine for students in grades 5-8, breaks down complex science to inform young readers about the latest news and research from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Articles describe Goddard science, including studies of Earth, the Sun, our solar system, and the universe; most articles include links to other NASA webpages, allowing readers to learn more about the missions and technologies. The magazine also introduces students to careers in space science; A recent issue  features a Q&A with Gina DiBraccio, a space research scientist at Goddard whose work focuses on how the sun affects the space environment of Mars. Each issue also includes an Educator's Page with links to lesson plans to help teachers incorporate the issue's content into the classroom.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.A; ESS1.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS1-1; 5-ESS1-2; MS-ESS1-1; MS-ESS1-2; MS-ESS1-3
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Developing and using models; Engaging in argument from evidence
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; astronomy; middle school; nasa; space
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