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Learn how to build an icy model of a comet, complete with shooting jets. This activity provides an opportunity for students to make observations, discuss changing states of matter and demonstrate measuring skills.
Grade Level   2 3 4 5
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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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Want to build a your very own scale model of the solar system? Fill in the diameter of the Sun you want your model to be scaled by and calculate! This site gives scaled dimensions of the planets in the solar system. Use these dimensions to create your own!
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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"Created by the Space Telescope Science Institute, this website provides access to fun and engaging learning activities about astronomy, all of which live up to the website's name. The Institute also happens to oversee the grant administration, planning, scheduling, and public outreach activities...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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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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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...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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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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"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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Below are instructions for making a simple paper model of the magnetosphere, out of a single sheet of paper. The black and white image can be copied in an ordinary xerox machine and may be colored by you or by students in whichever way is preferred. However, if you have a color printer, especially...
Grade Level   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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"The Astronomical Applications Department of the US Naval Observatory presents easily accessible data pertaining to Moon phases, including tables, images, illustrations, Moon phases by date, and """"what the Moon looks like today."""" Information and images suitable for all ages. Test suitable for...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 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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Explore the Moon... discover its dramatic features and phenomena -- often beautiful, sometimes bizarre, always changing. Inconstant Moon will take you on a new tour each night, with maps, photos, explanations, animations, selected links, and even music! Inconstant Moon is intended as both an...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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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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