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Published in 2018
"""""Exploring the Solar System: Craters"""" is an active, hands-on activity that demonstrates how craters form, and what they can teach us about the history and composition of planets and moons. By dropping objects of various sizes and shapes into a tub full of sand and other materials,...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2018
"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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Students discuss how scientists learn about weather on other planets, brainstorm characteristics of extreme weather on other planets, and use a video to identify new information about weather in our solar system. Then students compare and contrast weather conditions for planets in our solar system.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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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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Pupils can find the Milankovitch cycles, of the variation in the solar radiation received by the Earth, difficult to understand. This activity uses hand modelling to consolidate learning.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Students compare ways of investigating weather on Earth and on other planets in our solar system. They use a video to discuss which different types of weather information might helps us understand what the environments are like on each planet. Then students compare and contrast weather conditions...
Grade Level   2 3 4 5
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Different colored objects absorb energy at different rates. That is partially due to albedo. Albedo is the amount of reflection from a surface. The demonstration will show that water in a dark colored can will have a higher temperature after exposure to the sun than water in a shiny can.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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The earth receives its heat from the sun in the form of radiation. Many in the animal kingdom lay out in the sun to absorb this form of energy to warm their bodies. This form of energy is vital to life on this planet. The student will learn how the sun transfers heat to the earth through radiation.
Grade Level   7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2011
Solar and wind power may get the headlines when it comes to renewable energy. But another type of clean power is heating up in the hills just north of Sonoma wine country. Geothermal power uses heat from deep inside the Earth to generate electricity. The Geysers, the world's largest power-producing...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2004
In this lesson, students work toward understanding the limitations of renewable energy resources if there is no system available for storing the energy. First, students watch a video segment on the engineering design process. Then they are challenged to design a storage system for renewable energy....
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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