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Model the layers of the Martian arctic terrain with this fun -- and edible -- activity for students in grades 5-8. Using meat, bean dip, sour cream, cheese, and salsa, students create a layered dip that represents the components of the terrain found at the Martian North Pole. Students use tortilla...
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"Are you looking for NASA Resources to incorporate into your curriculum? Check out the recently updated digital flier, """"Easy Ways to Get NASA Education Materials,"""" to access links to NASA resources and databases in a single location. Use NASA's Educational Resource Search Tool to find lesson...
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"This institute for science teachers takes place at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The workshop provides hands-on, inquiry-based science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities as well as opportunities to work with NASA scientists and engineers and conduct field investigations...
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"Most people know that astronauts use technical skills during their missions, but do your students know astronauts also rely on """"expeditionary skills"""" such as cultural competency, self care/team care, teamwork, leadership/followership, and communication? Expeditionary Skills for Life, a...
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"Get set for launch. """"Eyes on Exoplanets"""" will fly you to any planet you wish -- as long as it's far beyond our solar system. This fully rendered 3D universe is scientifically accurate, allowing you to zoom in for a close look at more than 1,000 exotic planets known to orbit distant stars....
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Enjoy this creative ‘Bookmark/Activity’ that combines an MMS bookmark with a scale model. You will also find important URLs and QR codes for quick access to additional information about the mission. It makes the perfect visual aid when exploring giving talks about of the MMS mission while...
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The S'COOL Project involves participants from around the world in real science through making and reporting ground truth observations of clouds to assist NASA Scientists in the validation of Energy Budget related to satellite instruments. Requiring no special instruments to collect data, the project...
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NASA gives an explanation of what makes up most of our Universe -- Dark Matter. This easy-to-understand site is best for grades K-8. 
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Ocean currents — the continuous, directed movement of ocean water — affect regional climates and alter the biological and chemical characteristics of seawater. Currents can flow for long distances both at and below the ocean’s surface. Wind drives surface currents, whereas density often drives...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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In this video, Black holes are explained. Students learn what Black Holes are, how they work, and what happens to objects that go near Black Holes. 
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From hot towers to phytoplankton blooms, NASA's cutting-edge hurricane research has been revealing never-before-seen aspects of these giant storms for over a decade. The past three years have seen great progress in the areas of intensity monitoring and 3-D modeling of hurricanes. In 2006, scientists...
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Published in 2003
From space, we can understand fires in ways that ar eimpossible from the ground. New Earth-observing satellites capture the significant impact of fires on our planet. In this animation of fires around the globe in 2002, each red dot marks a new fire. Dots change color to yellow after a few days and...
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Flash animation showing the eventual demise of our galaxy as it encounters a cosmic showdown with the Andromeda Galaxy. View one of nature`s most powerful and devastating phenomena - galaxy collision.
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Published in 2004
These satellite maps show different observations made of the Earth under the theme of land, ocean, water, energy, and life. NASA's Blue Marble: Next Generation images show Earth in true color. The images show how the surface would look to a human in space if our world had no clouds and no...
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"""""Places"""" is your next generation postcard. Instead of just seeing a still image of a place, you are invited to join an exciting ride through a 3D scenery of your choice. Below you find a small collection of places for you to check out. Take your kids on a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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"PowerPoint and suggested script/activities for presenting a scale model of the Solar System compared to our Galaxy. Often referred to as the """"Birdseed Galaxy"""" presentation."
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"The Beginner's Guide to Rockets (BGR) was created as web-based """"textbooks."""" The creation of this web site is a research project to explore the use of the personal computer and the Internet to present educational materials to students, teachers, and lifelong learners in a more interactive way...
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"PowerPoint and suggested script on """"Sun-like"""" Stars; discusses what kind of stars we can see with the unaided eye and which stars are like our Sun. You might be surprised!"
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"Answer common questions asked by the public: What happens to a spaceship that falls into a black hole? Will the black holes in our Galaxy eventually suck up everything in it - a cosmic vacuum cleaner? What would happen to Earth if the Sun was replaced by a black hole of the same mass? If we can't...
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Published in 2016
In 2015, humanity's best images of Pluto were a few fuzzy pixels wide. Pluto was obscured by its vast distance and diminutive size. But no longer. On July 14, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zipped past Pluto and its moons, scanning the dwarf planet in unprecedented detail. Using data from that...
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