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Published in 2006
In this lesson plan, students learn about the Moon's changing appearance and how orbital motion causes the Moon's phases.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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The Science Spot is just that , a spot for science! Browse through the Science Classroom, filled with activities and lessons for junior high science teachers and students. Choose from a variety of topics including: general science, astronomy, chemistry, earth science, forensic science, and learning...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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The Earth is in constant motion. Each day the earth makes one complete rotation. Each year, the earth makes one orbit of the sun. The first motion is obvious. The second one, however, is muh harder to notice except over a much longer period and can be made visible only by some time and some...
Grade Level   3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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We observe the different angles between the sun, earth, and moon by the phases of the moon we see each month. Students, acting as the earth, will see differences in light and dark sides of their hand-held moon.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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The National Science Foundation provides answers to The Big Questions about astronomy, detailing our place in the cosmos and where it all came from. Interactive view through the telescope also available.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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NASA For Educators provides astronomy news, signups for weekly emails, educational resources, and more stories from NASA's wprk in space.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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In the 1960s, the US was on an ambitious journey to the moon, and Katherine Johnson and her fellow human computers helped get NASA there. Bring the excitement of their story to your classroom with the NASA Modern Figures Toolkit. The toolkit is a collection of resources and educational activities...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2017
What are you doing to get ready for the eclipse in 2017? NASA brings you a list of activities, events, educational materials, and more to help you celebrate and learn about the total eclipse, hitting the states on August 21, 2017. learn how eclipses work and see if for your own eyes!
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Students discuss how scientists learn about weather on other planets, brainstorm characteristics of extreme weather on other planets, and use a video to identify new information about weather in our solar system. Then students compare and contrast weather conditions for planets in our solar system.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Published in 2018
"""""Exploring the Solar System: Craters"""" is an active, hands-on activity that demonstrates how craters form, and what they can teach us about the history and composition of planets and moons. By dropping objects of various sizes and shapes into a tub full of sand and other materials,...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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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...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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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.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Students use polystyrene foam balls and light bulbs to investigate the sun's intensity on the surface of the Earth.
Grade Level   2 3 4 5
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Students compare ways of investigating weather on Earth and on other planets in our solar system. They use a video to discuss which different types of weather information might helps us understand what the environments are like on each planet. Then students compare and contrast weather conditions...
Grade Level   2 3 4 5
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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...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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"Looking for ways to bring the latest NASA science and mission news into your classroom? Check out the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL) Teachable Moments blog, which highlights timely and interesting news, activities, and education tips from NASA missions. Consider a recent post from Star Wars Day...
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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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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Take a field trip to the moon with these activities! Included are companion guides, teacher guides, and field trip worksheets.
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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