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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!...
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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....
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View a full list of events, opportunities, and more. Searchable by grade level taught.
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Mars Trek is an application that allows you to view imagery and perform analysis on data from the planet Mars.
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NASA's ePDN, located at The Georgia Institute of Technology, is dedicated to preparing teachers to engage their students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through the use of NASA-developed learning materials and resources. Through online courses in robotics, Earth science,...
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NASA's vision: To reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind. To do that, thousands of people have been working around the world -, and off of it -, for more than 50 years, trying to answer some basic questions. What's out there in space? How...
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This satellite image was observed by the NASDA-developed AMSR-E that flies aboard NASA's Earth-observing satellite, Aqua. ASMR-E displays the Earth's color-coded sea-surface temperature. The temperature of ocean areas, which cover about 70% of the Earth's surface, has many impacts on the climate and...
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"These model-building activities from NASA's Stardust mission educator's guide provide a """"""""stellar"""""""" opportunity to teach middle level students about comets and how they form. In Cookin' Up a Comet, students and their teacher create a comet model from dry ice and other inexpensive...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Join NASA Educator Professional Development for a free 60-minute webinar presenting an overview of the Dawn Mission. Take a closer look at asteroids, and learn how to use them to integrate mathematics, science and language arts in the classroom. Register online to participate. Type of Organization:...
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Having trouble shifting your instructional practices and building Earth science lessons for middle and high school students that support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)? SciJinks is here to help! Educators can access a tool to search for SciJinks content that matches the elements of the...
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This site is full of articles about asteroids, comets and several other space topics. Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) are comets and asteroids that have been nudged by the gravitational attraction of nearby planets into orbits that allow them to enter the Earth's neighborhood. Composed mostly of water ice...
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Where are the distant worlds in the night sky? Use a star map to find constellations and to identify stars with extrasolar planets. (Northern Hemisphere only, naked eye)
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"NASA is offering Space Program """"""""Artifacts"""""""" and """"""""Special Items"""""""" for use or display in your science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) themed program. The purpose of this website is to provide a unique portal for authorized recipients to view NASA's Space...
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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,...
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Earth-Now is a hub for recent climate data gathered from Earth satellites. The data sets are visual color scales that cover a 3-D model of Earth, and students can rotate the model and zoom in or out. A color-coded legend shows the relative weakness or strengths of the data sets, which include...
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The Astronauts Memorial Foundation, in partnership with the Space Foundation and NASA, annually presents the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award to recognize outstanding contributions by K-12 educators and district level personnel in the field of educational technology. Alan Shepard award...
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Set the air temperature and dew point in the four different altitudes and see what type of precipitation will fall to the ground. Watch closely, they may even change form as they fall!
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Water phases are color coded around the Earth. Cutout, fold, and paste. Download the PDF file. This satellite image was observed by the NASDA-developed AMSR-E that is carried aboard NASA's Earth-Observing satellite, Aqua. AMSR-E enables viewing most of the water phases on Earth (clouds, vapor...
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Bring the wonder of space to your students. Explore our universe of science, technology, engineering and math activities and resources. Astronaut visits, tours of JPL, museums, speakers, Night Sky Network; Location: Pasadena, CA
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