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"In """"Exploring the Solar System: Stomp Rockets,"""" participants learn about how some rockets carry science tools -- not scientists -- into space, and how a special kind of rocket called """"sounding rockets"""" can be used for quick, low-flying missions into space. Participants will build and...
Grade Level   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 1999
"Students take on an imaginary fossil hunt. Following a script read by the teacher, students """"find"""" (remove from envelope) paper """"fossils"""" of some unknown creature, only a few at a time. Each time, they attempt to reconstruct the creature, and each time their interpretation tends to...
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This interactive activity adapted from EcoKids introduces acid rain -- how it affects aquatic ecosystems, the difference between acid rain and normal rain, and how certain species as well as entire ecosystems, react to emissions from industrial and other man-made sources that contribute to acid...
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How does a cloud form? What’s a sunspot? Why is climate changing? At The UCAR Center for Science Education’s Learning Zone, you can explore these questions and more.
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"This discussion activity has been devised to encourage pupils to think about rock cycle processes in the context of the area outside their own school. By leading the small group discussion using questions like """"What might happen next?"""", """"And then?"""", or """"Can you think of another...
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Like animals everywhere, Antarctic penguins are adjusting, or not, to changes in their habitat brought by warming temperatures. With extensive field research on their existing colonies, and a 45,000 year-old record contained in deposits of their bones and egg shells, we know more about how Antarctic...
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Welcome aboard STEM on Station -- your connection to the International Space Station. Check out this website to find out how to bring space into your classroom with lesson plans, activities, opportunities, videos, still imagery and the latest station news.
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"Children ages 8 to 13 are faced with a challenge to determine the truth about the Moon's influence on Earth. They think like a scientist -- with reasoning skills and a healthy amount of skepticism -- to sort puzzle pieces containing statements about the Moon into two images. The """"Far-out Far...
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Children model how the Moon’s volcanic period reshaped its earlier features.  The children consider that the broad, shallow impact basins — which had formed earlier while it was a “kid Moon” — contained cracks through which magma seeped up. Children use Rice Krispies Treats® to create a...
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"In this 1-hour activity, children, ages 8 to 13, portray our Moon's remarkable beginnings through a giant impact. Children color images of the latest scientific data depicting the Moon's formation to create their own comic strips of our Moon's birth. The children use different-colored balls of...
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Children, ages 8–13, embark on an exploration of Earth's and the Moon's shared history in this 30 –minute introductory activity for the Explore! Marvel Moon module. They work in groups to determine the order of geologic events  — such as the formation of the Moon and when the bright crater of...
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Community members of all ages are invited to contribute photographs — taken with cell phones, film cameras, or more sophisticated equipment — of the Moon. The images are collected over the course of a month or more and posted in chronological order. The collection forms a library display...
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There are a variety of details in understanding tides. For elementary students, simply understanding what tides are and their frequency is appropriate (each day typically has two high tides and two low tides). Tying this to a model of gravity and the Moon’s motion and phases to understand tides...
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Curriculum Pathways offers more than 1,700 resources in all core disciplines, aligned to state and national standards. We devleop interactive resources that utilize technology to create learning environments otherwise difficult to achieve in the classroom setting. Resources are designed to...
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Just print out the patterns using a standard printer and, using an X-acto blade or other sharp tool (and preferably a cardboard cutting surface), you can surround your home or classroom with famous scientists and their inventions. We’ll be releasing more patterns throughout the season, so check...
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If you have ever used Google Earth, what was the first place you tried to find? For many people the answer is “my home.” Where humans choose to live is one of the fundamental influences on the surface of our planet. People influence and change Earth’s systems (atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere,...
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Density is an intrinsic physical property of minerals that relates to the composition of the mineral and to the pattern in which the mineral’s atoms are arranged. “Intrinsic” means that the property is the same for the mineral, no matter what the size or shape of the sample. In this activity,...
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In this activity, you’ll  investigate dynamics in Earth’s crust that explain multiple Earth science phenomena.
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This activity will provide you with an introduction to a series of lessons — Survivor Earth — about water resources on Earth. You’ll investigate Earth systems by making observations in nature and identifying systems in the natural world. Ultimately, you will understand how the four spheres, or...
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The Wilderness Act, signed into law September 3, 1964, celebrates its milestone 50th anniversary in 2014. The legislation poetically defines this natural resource: “A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where...
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