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Is there a large planet at the fringes of our solar system awaiting discovery, a world astronomers call Planet Nine? We’re looking for this planet and for new brown dwarfs in the backyard of the solar system using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. But we need...
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Published in 2018
"""""Exploring the Universe: Filtered Light"""" demonstrates how scientists can use telescopes and other tools to capture and filter different energies of light to study the universe. Most objects in the universe are so distant from us that we can only study them through the light. Filters allow us...
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Welcome aboard STEM on Station -- your connection to the International Space Station. Check out this website to find out how to bring space into your classroom with lesson plans, activities, opportunities, videos, still imagery and the latest station news.
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The goal of the Noon Day Project is to have students measure the circumference of the Earth using a method that was first used by Eratosthenes over 2,000 years ago. Students at various sites around the world measure shadows cast by a meter stick and compare the results. From this data, students will...
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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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Published in 2016
"Six out of 10 people in the US have never seen out Milky Way Galaxy arch across their night sky from where they live. And the problem of light pollution is quickly getting worse. Within a couple of generations in the US, only the national parks will have dark enough skies to see the Milky Way....
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Uncle Al's Starwheels are inexpensive star maps, adjustable for any time of night in any month of th eyear. Such maps are called planispheres. These Starwheels were created by the Hall's Hands-On Universe project, and based on the Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) Sky Challenger, a set of 6 starwheels,...
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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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Phenomena is only as effective as the unit it is embedded within. The questions that students raise should be directly connected with the core ideas that you want the students to engage with using the science and engineering practices. For example, we all live seeing a volcano model explode -- but...
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At the close of the 18th century, the haze of fantasy and mysticism that tended to obscure the true nature of the Earth was being swept away. Careful studies by scientists showed that rocks had diverse origins. Some rock layers, containing clearly identifiable fossil remains of fish and other forms...
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Planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy are known as exoplanets. One way we can detect whether there is a planet orbiting around another star is to look for a dip in a star's brightness as a planet crosses (transits) in front of it. Identifying these exoplanets provides us with a fantastic...
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The Fermi E/PO team has developed a set of three activities to teach students about active galaxies. All three activities are aligned with the national science and mathematics standards a beautiful poster illustrating an Active Galaxy features one of the three activities on the reverse side.
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Published in 1998
Welcome to our collection of children's online astronomy activities. In th efollowing six chapters are hundreds of fun explorations into astronomy as a classroom tool for learning how to theorize, experiment, and analyze data. The activities are fully illustrated and contain detailed, step-by-step...
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One of my special interests is producing astronomy resource guides to help educators, astronomy students, and the interested public figure out the best books, articles, and websites for researching a particular topic in space science or astronomy education. The links on this page will take you to...
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Published in 2001
A description of several classroom activities for investigating lunar phases, Earth-Moon distances, and lunar eclipses.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3
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This site provides ranking tasks for teaching introductory astronomy. Pensil-and-paper versions as well as computer-based versions are available grouped by topic. New materials will be added as the computer-based versions are completed. It is anticipated that the pencil-and-paper versions will be...
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This interactive lesson from Annenberg Learner takes you through different time periods of major plate tectonic movement, from Pangea to present day.
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Published in 2011
This webpage is dedicated to sharing of 8th-grade physical and earrth science resources.
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Few phenomena in nature still up interest as much as a solar or lunar eclipse. In history, we have learned much about the Sun, Moon, nad Earth from careful observation of them. In this activity, you will look at how eclipses have enriched our knowledge as well as thrilled our senses.
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