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To learn anything about a star, astronomers must analyze its light. They accomplish this by pointing a telescope at the star to gather its light and then using a spectroscope to spread the light into a spectrum. By comparing and analyzing patterns in the spectra of many stars, astronomers have...
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Published in 2015
In this activity from Lawrence Hall of Science, you'll use hot and cold water to see how fluids at different temperatures move around in convection currents.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Published in 2015
In this activity from Lawrence Hall of Science, you'll use photosensitive paper to record how the sun moves across the sky.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Published in 2015
In this activity from Lawrence Hall of Science, you'll use binoculars to identify and track sunspots. You'll need a bright sunny day to complete this activity.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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In this activity from Lawrence Hall of Science, you'll use tonic water to detect ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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High-Adventure Science brings several of the big unanswered questions in Earth and space science — think climate change, the availability of freshwater, land management and more — to middle and high school science classrooms. Each module includes interactive computer-based systems...
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In this activity, students will build a spectrometer using basic materials to observe the light emitted and absorbed by several sources. This will be used as a model for how NASA uses spectroscopy to determine the nature of elements found on Earth and other planets. For higher grades, this activity...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11
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Students learn about the phases of the moon by acting them out. In 30 minutes, they will act out one complete 30-day cycle.
Grade Level   1 2 3 4 5 6
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Designed for students ages 6-12 (grades 1-6), this intergalactic, story-driven game follows adventures of young scientist Thalo and his alien friend Grit as they explore alien worlds and apply science learning to solve problems throughout the galaxy on their quest to release the galaxy from the evil...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6
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If you are looking for astronomy basics and the science of the stars, stay on this site. Use it to browse topics such as: the universe, galaxies, stars, systems, solar system, and exploration.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5
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Students prepare a kinesthetic model that demonstrates that Venus is visible in the evening and morning sky due to the movement of Earth and the location of the Sun in space.
Grade Level   1
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Seasons Interactive provides students with the opportunity to investigate how Earth's angle of inclination affects three factors: the angle of incoming sunlight, average daily temperatures and the Sun's ecliptic path. Three preset values for the angle of inclination are available (corresponding to...
Grade Level   7 8 9
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Lunar Phases is an interactive simulation consisting of three scaffolding activities. In Activity One, students are tasked with determining which half of the Earth and Moon is lit as the moon revolves around the Earth. In Activity Two, students are tasked to select the illustration that matched how...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Check out this site to learn more about news and information about the Sun-Earth environment, from solar storms to sunspots to near earth asteroids.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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This e-book from Science Connected has links to articles and follow-up questions to supplement and enrich high school instruction in astronomy, biology, environmental science, physics, technology, and other topics. Accompanying each article are comprehension questions to help learners understand the...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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"K-8 teachers and space enthusiasts of all ages, start your school year off right with a Solar System Bulletin Board from the NASA/JPL Educator Resource Center. The resources include a poster of Saturn's Titan Moon, taken by NASA's Cassini mission, along with student activities for grades 1-8; a...
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Here we present a significant upgrade to the first in a series of innovative, experiential lessons we call Kinesthetic Astronomy. The Sky Time lesson reconnects students with the astronomical meaning of the day, year, and seasons. Like all Kinesthetic Astronomy lessons, it teaches basic astronomical...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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With its Day in the GeoLife series, this blog offers students the opportunity to learn about the lives of geologists, geographers, and other geoscientists, whether they are working in the field, educating students, managing, interning, or just plain exploring. So far, more than 100 geoscientists...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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NASA brings you a complete set of 7 lessons about radio waves in space.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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In ancient times, sailors found their way by observing stars and other celestial bodies — when they were visible through the clouds, that is. Thus, one of the most important improvements to ocean navigation was the invention of the compass. There is some disagreement about who should get...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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