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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.
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Printable and downloadable booklet and poster about space weather.
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"Space weather has the potential to wreak havoc on everything from satellite communications to electric power. Sarah Gibson at the National Center for Atmospheric Research is studying the behavior of the sun to help warn against a serious solar storm should it threaten Earth. """"When Nature...
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This NOAA site has downloadable infographics on space weather.
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"Meteoroids are pieces of rock that once were part of another celestial body. These pieces of rock can be of microscopic size to several meters across. When the rock enters the earth's atmosphere, it is referred to as a meteor or """"""""shooting star."""""""" If the rock strikes the surface of the...
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Making direct observations of the moon's changing shape throughout the month is an important part of understanding the pattern of moon phases. This journal activity can serve as a way for students to record their observations of the moon over time. The detail in their illustrations are not as...
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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...
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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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If you love astronomy and stamp collecting, ten the Astronomy Study Unit is for you. The purpose of the Astronomy Study Unit is to collect and study philatelic material portraying the various aspects of astronomy, astrology, and related subjects, and to communicate this knowledge to unit members and...
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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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Exhibitions, public programs, lectures, planetarium showes, classes (for the general public); Location: Anchorage, AK
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Want to get behind the controls of the original space roadster (a Mercury space capsule), see just how much rocket it took to put three men on the Moon and try your hand at landing there just as it was done the first time? We didn't just go to the Moon, we brought some of it back to Earth , Chabot...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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From the heart of the Solar System, straight to NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft, and delivered to you: A near-real-time interactive full color extreme ultraviolet animation of our dynamic and stunning star, Sol. The Sun doesn't get more personal or awesome than this! Zoom in on active...
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The Pull of the Planets is part of a thematic series of lessons highlighting the Juno mission to Jupiter. It is a traditional hands-on activity that models how gravitational forces can keep planets and asteroids in orbit within the Solar System. Using stretchable fabric help in place with an...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Published in 2016
Learn about black holes and outer space through this app created by the PBS Science series NOVA. Targeted for students in grades 6-12 (and lifelong learners), and available for the iPad, the app explores the science behind black hole detection, gravitational waves, and more. In the game, players...
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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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Published in 2008
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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To learn anything about a star, astronomers must analyze its light. They accomplish this by pointing a telescope at the star to gather its light and then using a spectroscope to spread the light into a spectrum. By comparing and analyzing patterns in the spectra of many stars, astronomers have...
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Interactive exhibit where visitors can learn more about stars, nebulae, and other treasures of the universe. You will not journey into the darkness alone: Stella the Interstellar Robot will go with you, showing you some of the awesome objects in the Universe's treasure trove. Explore stars of every...
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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....
Grade Level   6 7 8
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