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Published in 2011
This “Windows After Dark” event (part of the Windows to the Universe project) was designed to raise awareness about light pollution and encourage learning in astronomy. All the information needed to participate is available on the Star Count Website. At the conclusion of the event, the...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Students create a tasty model that illustrates plate tectonic motions. They learn how Earth's tectonic plates (lithosphere) ride atop the slow flowing asthenosphere layer. At the end of the experiment, students will understand how plates interact t their boundaries.
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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"Nitrogen is an element that is found both in living things and the nonliving parts of the Earth system. In this classroom activity, students play the role of nitrogen atoms traveling through the nitrogen cycle to gain understanding of the varied pathways through the cycle and how nitrogen is...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8 9
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This module, intended for grades 3 to 5, includes a storybook and three classroom activities. In the storybook, three kids work collaboratively to explore and investigate surface currents found in the ocean and the Great Lakes while learning about the journey of a seafaring plastic duck. Three...
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Through a simple interactive online model, students learn about the relationship between carbon dioxide emissions, carbon dioxide buildup in the atmosphere, and average global temperature. The simulation predicts changes throughout the 21st century based on the level of carbon dioxide emissions...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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