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Students learn about the phases of the moon by acting them out. In 30 minutes, they will act out one complete 30-day cycle.
Grade Level   1 2 3 4 5 6
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The process of switching to cleaner forms of energy is a complex issue. Think Green allows students to break the issue down into more manageable pieces and to explore solar energy. Students will model solar energy inputs at different locations, analyze the cost effectiveness of installing solar...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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In this lesson, students learn about different cloud types and the associated weather they may bring -, putting themselves in the shoes of NASA's Cloudsat mission team as they were developing and important Earth-observing satellite. This is a great opportunity for students to ask questions and it...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3
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A transit happens when a planet crosses in front of a star. From our perspective on Earth, we only ever see two planets transit the sun: Mercury and Venus. Both are pretty rare events. Transits of Mercury happen only about 13 times per century and the next transit of Venus won't happen until 2117!...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Students will shape their own asteroid models out of clay as a hands-on lesson in how asteroids form, what they are made of, and where they can be found in our solar system.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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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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Sally Ride EarthKAM (Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle school students) is a NASA educational outreach program that enables students, teachers, and the public to learn about Earth from the unique perspective of space. Register to participate in a mission to take pictures of the Earth from the ISS....
Grade Level   6 7 8
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"NASA's Kids' Club Web site features animated, colorful educational activities for children in K-4. Interactive games on the site teach children about exploring space, building and launching rockets, keeping airplanes on schedule and how a comet travels through the solar system. NASA's Educational...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5
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This site provides features and news, learning resources, and multi-media and professional development resources for K-4 educators.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4
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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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"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 uses robotic explorers to collect information about places where humans cannot travel. This classroom activity leads students to build and test a robotic-like hand.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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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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For video-based lessons that teach middle and high school students about the Moon and space, visit LewisLe@rning. The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) curriculum (grades 7-8) is based on the 2009 NASA mission of the same name; LCROSS discovered water in permanently shadowed...
Grade Level   7 8 9 10 11 12
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Mars Trek is an application that allows you to view imagery and perform analysis on data from the planet Mars.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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NASA’s Gravity and Climate Experiment (GRACE) is a mission to track the impact of climate change on the planet’s vast stores of freshwater, saltwater, and ice. A pair of satellites, GRACE effectively “weighs” Earth’s shifting water resources month by month to detect where water is...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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With just a few materials, building a paper model of the International Space Station (ISS) can become an excellent group, troop, or class project. This publication contains a brief overview of the ISS, its parts, the science that occurs on board, instructions, and extensions for an interdisciplinary...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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For accurate, kid-friendly information on planets, see NASA Space Place's page, How Do We Weigh Planets? Written for elementary and middle level audiences, the explanation covers topics such as How do scientists use gravitational pull as a scale?, Why do scientists usually discuss mass rather than...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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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...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Water rockets are an excellent tool to learn about rockets, propulsion, and aerodynamics. The Beginner's Guide to Rockets introduces the physics principles and math behind water rockets. The activities were developed for middle school students (grades 5-8) and align with National science,...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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