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Lockheed Martin's STEM education initiative for the middle level offers standards-based lesson plans, educator guides, and family activities to motivate students to learn about deep space exploration. The resources introduce a range of STEM-focused careers in space exploration, compare and contrast...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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This site, designed for a middle school audience, provides many fine animations, activities, images, animations, and games.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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NASA Next, an online magazine for students in grades 5-8, breaks down complex science to inform young readers about the latest news and research from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Articles describe Goddard science, including studies of Earth, the Sun, our solar system, and the universe; most...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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A new monthly video chat , streamed live in Spanish from the NASA Kennedy Space Center , promotes awareness of NASA's diverse career opportunities for minority populations and highlights Hispanic professionals as role models working in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields....
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Grade 6-9 science teachers are invited to participate in a workshop focused on lunar science, exploration, and how our understanding of the Moon is growing and changing with new data from current and recent lunar missions. In-service and pre-service grade 6-9 science teachers are encouraged to...
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"3D visualizations presented via hard copy, computer, and immersive environments. This program combines NASA mission data with 3D technologies in grades 5 and 6. Students become """"explorers"""" while working in five units. A project goal is for students to understand Earth System science topics...
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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Published in 2003
In Data Analysis and Measurement: Dancing in the Night Sky, students will learn about the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. They will learn the many legends and myths that have revolved around the aurora throughout the history of mankind. Students will also discover how NASA scientists and...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Model the layers of the Martian arctic terrain with this fun -- and edible -- activity for students in grades 5-8. Using meat, bean dip, sour cream, cheese, and salsa, students create a layered dip that represents the components of the terrain found at the Martian North Pole. Students use tortilla...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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If your students are fascinated by solar eclipses, you can access a history of them by decade and more at NASA's Eclipse website. Middle and high school educators and others can learn about eclipses that occurred or will occur during a 10-year span. The tables describe an eclipse's calendar date, TD...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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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...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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Student Launch is a research-based, competitive, experiential exploration activity. It strives to provide relevant, cost-effective research and development of rocket propulsion systems. This project offers multiple challenges reaching a broad audience of middle and high schools, colleges, and...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2014
An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe. Plumes of carbon dioxide in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas away from its sources.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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This NASA podcast series engages middle and high school students, educators, and space other enthusiasts in the excitement of space exploration, science, and history. The six-part mini-series focuses on developments and innovations in space communications networks -- past and present -- that are...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Overview of the Saturnian ring system. Many images, animations and references are included for both the scientist and the public. Pictures, animations, excerpts from scientific magazines and links.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Looking to explore your favoeite space images in striking detail or take a virtual trip to Mars? JPL has apps for that. We're taking all the best JPL science, images and more to bring you applications that'll keep you informed no matter hwere you are.
Grade Level   5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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The Ozone Hole poster used in this activity brings together colorful images of over 30 years of satellite observations of the ozone hole. Once you understand the meaning of the color scale, you can interpret the colors on the globes and see how the ozone hole has changed over time.
Grade Level   5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Is there a large planet at the fringes of our solar system awaiting discovery, a world astronomers call Planet Nine? We’re looking for this planet and for new brown dwarfs in the backyard of the solar system using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. But we need...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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NASA’s Universe of Learning makes the cosmos accessible to learners of all ages through a variety of technologies and platforms. The inclusion of emerging technologies allows for the most interactive and immersive experiences available, which allows for learners to make a personal connection to...
Grade Level   4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Help NASA analyze more than 1.5 million images taken by astronauts on the International Space Station! We need your help analyzing these images – this is a task only a human like you can accomplish. Please join us in enhancing NASA’s extensive catalogue of astronaut images that can be used for...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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