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Find many useful animations on all topics related to astronomy-such as: Patterns in the Sky and Motions of Earth, Gravity and Orbits, Light, Tools of the Astronomer, A Brief History of the Solar System, The Terrestrial Planets and Earth's Moon, Atmosphere's of the Terrestrial Planets, Gravity and...
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This middle school student lab book for Earth Science focuses on Earth's role in space, and its relationship with the Sun and Moon.It focuses on three parts: the Sun-Moon-Earth system, the solar system, and Earth's history as a planet. Spanish resources are also provided.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Students will learn about the planets as they create a sample travel journal that explains what it would be like to visit one of the planets.
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Published in 2006
This report lists common misconceptions about solar-terrestrial physics. The misconception is given along with a detailled description of the correct processes.
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Published in 2015
"In our terrestrial view of things, the speed of light seems incredibly fast. But as soon as you view it against the vast distances of the universe, it's unfortunately very slow. This animation illustrates, in realtime, the journey of a photon of light emitted from the surface of the sun and...
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Planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy are known as exoplanets. One way we can detect whether there is a planet orbiting around another star is to look for a dip in a star's brightness as a planet crosses (transits) in front of it. Identifying these exoplanets provides us with a fantastic...
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NASA has completely revised this popular lithograph set, which includes color images, background information, significant dates, and related web sites for all the planets in our solar system. The entire set, or individual lithographs from the series, can all be downloaded as PDF files on the NASA...
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The Moon is the reason for our 24-hour day! In this 45-minute activity, children ages 10 to 13 explore the Earth's rotation and the Moon's role.
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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NASA brings you a complete set of 7 lessons about radio waves in space.
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The Solar System consists of the Sun, planets, moons, asteroids, meteors, comets, dust, gases and primarily empty space. These lessons allow students to engage in the scientific community of astronomers; students will be looking for asteroids using real scientific data collection by the Catalina Sky...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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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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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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Want to build a your very own scale model of the solar system? Fill in the diameter of the Sun you want your model to be scaled by and calculate! This site gives scaled dimensions of the planets in the solar system. Use these dimensions to create your own!
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Published in 2018
Humans have used tools since our species arose hundreds of thousands of years ago. But our ability to send specialized tools, robotic spacecraft, into the heavens and leave our mark on the cosmos has spanned only the last 60 years. This book is a chronicle of our attempts to send these robotic...
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By TED
Published in 2011
"Want to navigate the solar system without having to buy a spacecraft? Jon Nguyen demos NASA JPL's """"Eyes on the Solar System"""" -- free-to-use software for exploring the planets, moons, asteroids, and spacecraft that rotate around our sun in real-time."
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Published in 2010
A fully produced video about planetary evolution and how the Webb Telelscope's ability to see inside dense clouds of gas and dust will help us better understand solar system formation and evolution.
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If you are looking for astronomy basics and the science of the stars, stay on this site. Use it to browse topics such as: the universe, galaxies, stars, systems, solar system, and exploration.
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In this lesson, students will learn about the stars, planets, and moons found in our solar system and how they relate to one another. The video segment enhances the learning. After a nonfiction read aloud, students work in groups to create models of the solar system.
Grade Level   1
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Our star, the Sun, is an ordinary star. It is not particularly special compared to other stars in the universe; however, it is crucially important to us. As the massive energy source at the center of our solar system, the Sun is responsible for Earth's climate, weather, and life. In this lesson,...
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Published in 2015
"In our terrestrial view of things, the speed of light seems incredibly fast. But as soon as you view it against the vast distances of the inverse, it's unfortunately very slow. The animation illustrates, in realtime, the journey of a photon of light emitted from the surface of the sun and...
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