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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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Explore the concepts that underlie the study of the stars and other heavenly bodies, and how astrophysicists analyze their distant light for cues to their physical and chemical properties. This Special Collection sets out the fundamentals and demonstrates them in a set of articles, activities and...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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Star in a Box allows you to explore one of the most enigmatic tools in astronomy -, the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram. When you first open the box you start with a star with the same mass as the Sun but you can change this to a different mass at any time. The tracks that you see on the graph map the...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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"These """"Teacher Toolkits"""" focus on research and activities related to the space station. Each month will feature a research theme or other topic related to the space station. Use lesson plans, videos, and related resources to bring the International Space Station into your classroom. More...
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