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Targeted for students in grades 4-9 and created by educators at NASA's Jet propulsion Laboratory, this lesson brings the excitement of model rocketry and engineering design to the classroom. Students work individually or in pairs to construct and launch paper rockets using a teacher-build PVC-pipe...
Grade Level   4 5 6 7 8 9
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Dwarf planets are a lot like regular planets. What's the big difference? Find out in 60 seconds with this NASAJPL video.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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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...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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NASA's PhotoJournal provides images, animations, apps, and more about our solar system! Click on a planet or browse through the collection.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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This demonstration uses a water balloon to show how Earth's oceans are absorbing most of the heat being trapped on our warming world.
Grade Level   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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In this activity, students will learn how ancient people related to constellations and asterisms, then use their imagination to create a star pattern and accompanying story. The instructor can have students draw their designs on paper or make an inflatable planetarium, in which students will poke...
Grade Level   2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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In this activity, students will learn about sea ice and land ice. They will observe ice melting on a solid surface near a body of water and ice melting in a body of water. Prior to the activity, students will predict what each situation will do to the level of water and then compare their prediction...
Grade Level   2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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PUMAS is a collection of brief examples showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes can be used in interesting settings, including every day life. The examples are written primarily by scientists, engineers, and other content experts having practical experience with the material. They...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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The Night Sky Network is a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs bringing the science, technology, and inspiration of NASA's missions to the general public. We share our time and telescopes to provide you with unique astronomy experiences at science museums, observatories, classrooms, and...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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This site lists many multimedia resources from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, including movies, photos, artist depictions, and posters and lithographs.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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In this activity, students use measurement and area skills to learn about remote detection of wildfires from space. After detecting mock wildfires with mobile devices, students then study satellite-data visualizations to determine the start dates of actual California wildfires.
Grade Level   4 5 6 7 8
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In this activity, students learn how scientists assess wildfires using remote sensing. Students then use some of the same techniques to solve grade-level appropriate math problems.
Grade Level   3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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In this activity, students will use California precipitation totals and evapotranspiration data to calculate and graph water deficits and surpluses. These spreadsheet models will help students understand droughts and the movement of water in the water cycle.
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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In this activity, students will use global temperature data to create models and compare short-term trends to long-term trends. They will then determine whether global temperature is rising based on the data. This activity is aligned to education standards for fifth grade and high school grade...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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The focus of this activity is on interpreting geologic history through volcano formation and excavation. Baking soda, vinegar and play dough are used to model fluid lava flows. Various colors of play dough identify different eruption events. Students will: construct a model of a volcano; produce...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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This activity shows students how to read and interpret a common data representation, the heat map. Students will examine heat map representations of Earth science data over time, discuss trends and compare data sets in order to assess potential correlation.
Grade Level   4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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In this activity, students will use sea-level rise data to create models and compare short-term trends to long-term trends. They will then determine whether sea-level rise is occurring based on the data.
Grade Level   5 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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"""""Mars in a Minute"""" is a series of 60-second, animated videos for students of all ages that teaches key concepts about Mars and missions to the Red Planet."
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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"""""NASA's Earth Minute"""" is a series of animated white-board videos for students of all changes explaining key concepts about Earth science, missions, and climate change."
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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