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Through this earth science curriculum unit, student teams are presented with the scenario that an asteroid will impact the Earth. In response, their challenge is to design the location and size of underground caverns to shelter the people from an uninhabitable Earth for one year. Driven by this...
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Move the Sun, Earth, Moon, and space station to see how it affects their gravitational forces and orbital paths. Visualize the sizes and distances between different heavenly bodies, and turn off gravity to see what would happen without it!
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Build your own system of heavenly bodies and watch the gravitational ballet. With this orbit simulator, you can set initial positions, velocities, and masses of 2, 3, or 4 bodies, and then see them orbit each other!
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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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...
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This site provides features and news, learning resources, and multi-media and professional development resources for K-4 educators.
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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...
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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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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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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.
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One day each year, everyone on earth is invited to unite in order to observe and learn about the moon and its connection to planetary science. This special day, called International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN), is a NASA-sponsored, annual worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration,...
Grade Level   3 4 5
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The US government has developed a new curriculum using Global Positioning system (GPS) concepts and real-world applications to stimulate interest in STEM. Targeted for middle and high school levels, and designed to support the NGSS and Common Core learning standards, the curriculum features 12...
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"Since the 1960 launch of Tiros I, weather satellites have been our """"""""eyes in the sky"""""""". Today, the ubiquitous nature of satellite technology augments every aspect of modern life while promising ever-increasing capabilities for stewardship during the 21st century. In this module,...
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To measure ozone in the Earth's atmosphere, NASA built the approximately 6-500-pound Aura satellite. The spacecraft carries four high-tech instruments that scan the globe from more than 700 kilometers above the planet. For students, there is an easy way to investigate ozone in their own...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9
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What is sea ice? It is simply frozen ocean water. Why is sea ice important? While it occurs mainly in polar regions, sea ice influences our global climate. Changing amounts of sea ice can affect ocean circulations, weather patterns, and temperatures around the world. Sea ice insulates the relatively...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10
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In ancient times, sailors found their way by observing stars and other celestial bodies — when they were visible through the clouds, that is. Thus, one of the most important improvements to ocean navigation was the invention of the compass. There is some disagreement about who should get...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Is the ozone hole getting smaller? How much rain is in the cloud of a hurricane? How much sea ice is melting in the Arctic? For over 50 years, NASA scientists have been asking questions and collecting data from space-based satellites to study Earth's changing environment. Engineers and scientists...
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Got a 3D printer? Try these 3D models from the Canadian Space Agency. Make a model CubeSat, asteroid, astronaut, and more!
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...
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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...
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