Observing with NASA: MicroObservatory

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Link to Resource: http://mo-www.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/OWN/Own.pl
Resource Type:Image Collections; Teaching Media
Grade Level:
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:MicroObservatory Robotic Telescope Network Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Summary:MicroObservatory is a network of automated telescopes that can be controlled over the internet. Using many of the same technologies that NASA uses to capture astronomical images by controlling telescopes in space, YOU can control a sophisticated ground-based telescope from the convenience of your computer.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS1-1; HS-ESS1-2; HS-ESS1-3; MS-ESS1-1; MS-ESS1-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Engaging in argument from evidence; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; astronomy; elementary school; high school; k-5 geosource; middle school; moon; nasa; space; sun
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