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NASA Wavelength is your pathway into a digital collection of Earth and space science resources for educators of all levels -- from elementary to college, to out-of-school programs. These resources, developed through funding of the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD), have undergone a peer-review...
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Scientists classify dinosaurs into two major groups: those with reptile-like hips and those with bird-like hips. Students will compare two kinds of dinosaurs based upon the structure of the pelvis: bird-hipped and reptile-hipped.
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This national effort is dedicated to improving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education through cross-sector collaborations among schools/teachers, out-of-school time programs, museums, science centers, higher education, professional associations, the private sector,...
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At Mystery Science, our mission is to help children stay curious. Every lesson begins with a mystery that hooks your students. Each is then narrated with an unforgettable story with stunning images and videos punctuated with opportunities for discussion. Every lesson concludes with simple hands-on...
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"Many large words that are used every day are made up of small, pieces of words called roots or combining forms. The roots come from other languages like Greek and Latin and, when combined, form common English words. The names of dinosaurs are formed the same way. Although they often seem to be...
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"Gravity is a force that all living organisms have to deal with. The body structure of animals is a system of balanced beams and masses. In order to stand or walk, animals like dinosaurs must balance on their feet. To do this, they must keep their center of gravity """"""""between"""""""" their...
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This exercise encourages students to make observations, examine data, and form hypotheses. These are concrete skills that easily transfer to other science activities. Sets of class footprints are made using flour, ground chalk, or light soil and black or colored construction paper. Groups of...
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Telling the history of the earth requires placing events in sequence so that reference can be given to the relative and/or numerical time at which each event occurred. This helps to make sense out of the enormous expanse of time that has elapsed since the origin of the earth. This activity will help...
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Suppose you are given one hour to tell someone about paleontology. The audience is naive but interested. They want to know something about paleontology but have not previously received, and may ever again receive, formal instruction in the subject. What will you choose to talk about? The example of...
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In this activity, students will be introduced to the range and sizes among dinosaurs and prehistoric animals, visualize the actual sizes of those animals by projecting images into the classroom, and gain an intuitive feel for the mathematical process of scaling.
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Using fossils to correlate and locate the correct strata, and to determine where in those strata dinosaurs might be found, it is now possible to see how dinosaur fossils can be traced from one place to another.
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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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"In this activity, students examine a variety of soil samples and then conduct a simulated """"""""dig"""""""" in a grid of no-bake cookie bars. Students are introduced to the concept of a dig site and the use of simple grids."
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CenterPoint Energy wants you to stay safe and smart. Safe and Smart with Buddy Blue Flame is made available by CenterPoint Energy and is a great interactive website to learn about natural gas. Kids, teens, parents, and teachers can visit the website to learn where natural gas comes from, how it is...
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Each year, the NOAA Marine Debris Program sponsors a nationwide art contest in an effort to get children thinking about how they can keep debris out of the ocean. Kindergartners through 8th graders from all over the country submit artwork depicting the marine debris problem, and the program selects...
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This teacher-moderated, interactive website helps children understand climate change. Kids Against Climate Change offers easy-to-understand information and a space for kids to talk about their experiences with climate around them.
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Mystery of the Month is a monthly email that challenges you with one of the mysteries from the books in our One Minute Mysteries series. These award-winning books feature one-page, literature-based math and science brainteasers. Each story takes just one minute to read and challenges a kids'...
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Having an in-depth understanding and awareness of energy concepts and global issues is essential to develop informed citizens. The Energy Teacher Resource is a collaboration between the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and BP designed to provide resources and support on energy and...
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EarthEcho International’s Educator Resources are a collection of videos, lesson plans, and other materials designed to support high-quality classroom experiences. They are unique tools to assist educators as they equip young people to explore and protect their local natural resources. Many of the...
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Looking for resources to support goals in K-12 reading and science literacy? This literacy-themed website has resources like lesson plans, calendar activities, and videos to enhance STEM instruction. To access them, choose a theme (e.g., Nonfiction, Science, STEM Careers), then add parameters (e.g.,...
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