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AVHRR Global Fire Data: April 1992 through December 1993 (1 month-second)
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AVHRR Global Fire Data: April 1992 through December 1993 (1 month-second)

AVHRR 10-day fire averages from the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Center ... (more)

AVHRR 10-day fire averages from the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Center of the European Commission (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Horace Mitchell
Jacqueline Kendall
AVHRR Global Fire Data: April 1992 through December 1993 (3 months-second)
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AVHRR Global Fire Data: April 1992 through December 1993 (3 months-second)

AVHRR 10-day fire averages from the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Center ... (more)

AVHRR 10-day fire averages from the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Center of the European Commission (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Horace Mitchell
Jacqueline Kendall
AVHRR Semi-Global Fire Data: April 1992 through December 1993 (1 month-second)
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AVHRR Semi-Global Fire Data: April 1992 through December 1993 (1 month-second)

AVHRR 10-day fire averages from the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Center ... (more)

AVHRR 10-day fire averages from the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Center of the European Commission (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Horace Mitchell
Jacqueline Kendall
About COSEE
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About COSEE

The COSEE network promotes a better understanding of the key role the ... (more)

The COSEE network promotes a better understanding of the key role the ocean plays in global environmental cycles and processes. COSEE activities highlight the contributions ocean-science researchers make to scientific knowledge in these important areas. Each COSEE represents one or more ocean science research institution, an informal science education organization, and at least one affiliate organization representing the formal education community. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE)
About Foucault Pendulums
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About Foucault Pendulums

This introductory website provides a step-by-step explanation of how a pendulum works ... (more)

This introductory website provides a step-by-step explanation of how a pendulum works and how the rotation of the earth causes the effects observed in a Foucault pendulum. A history of the understanding of the earth's rotation is also provided. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
California Academy of Sciences
Zinaida Beynon
Above the Clouds: Telescopes on Mauna Kea
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Above the Clouds: Telescopes on Mauna Kea

This video segment adapted from First Light explains why the highest peak ... (more)

This video segment adapted from First Light explains why the highest peak in the Pacific, Mauna Kea, is an ideal site for astronomical observations. Featured are new telescope technologies that allow astronomers to explore the universe in more depth. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
The Abundance of Elements in the Sun
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The Abundance of Elements in the Sun

Scientists can't measure the composition of the universe as a whole. But ... (more)

Scientists can't measure the composition of the universe as a whole. But they can tackle the puzzle piece by piece, by studying the composition of the different objects the universe contains, such as stars, gas clouds, and comets. In this activity, a supplement to the Hall of Meteorites Educator's Guide, students use a graph and the periodic table to learn about the abundance of elements in the Sun. The activity begins with a discussion of the periodic table and a graph that shows the current composition of the Sun. Students then compare the graph to the periodic table, and use it to determine the relative abundances of hydrogen, helium, aluminum, and gold. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Space Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plans
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Accessing and Downloading Images from NASA's WISE Mission
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Accessing and Downloading Images from NASA's WISE Mission

This website provides instructions on how to find and download images directly ... (more)

This website provides instructions on how to find and download images directly from the WISE archive. Anyone with an internet connection now has free access to high-resolution infrared images from the WISE mission. These instructions explain how to get the images you want, without using complex terminology and options that may be difficult for the layperson to navigate. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Engineering
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
Author:
Bryan Mendez
Accidental Discoveries
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Accidental Discoveries

This segment from Swift: Eyes through Time traces the history military officers ... (more)

This segment from Swift: Eyes through Time traces the history military officers and engineers discovering a strange phenomenon in the sky that astronomers now know are gamma-ray bursts. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
NASA
PA Space Grant
WPSU
Accounting for Errors in Model Analysis Theory: A Numerical Approach
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Accounting for Errors in Model Analysis Theory: A Numerical Approach

By studying the patterns of a group of individuals' responses to a ... (more)

By studying the patterns of a group of individuals' responses to a series of multiple-choice questions, researchers can utilize Model Analysis Theory to create a probability distribution of mental models for a student population. The eigenanalysis of this distribution yields information about what mental models the students possess, as well as how consistently they utilize said mental models. Although the theory considers the probabilistic distribution to be fundamental, there exists opportunities for random errors to occur. In this paper we will discuss a numerical approach for mathematically accounting for these random errors. As an example of this methodology, analysis of data obtained from the Lunar Phases Concept Inventory will be presented. Limitations and applicability of this numerical approach will be discussed. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Education
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Rebecca S. Lindell
Steven Sommer
Accumulated Rainfall during Hurricanes Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne, 2004 (WMS)
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Accumulated Rainfall during Hurricanes Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne, 2004 (WMS)

During the hurricane season of 2004, an unprecedented four hurricanes hit Florida. ... (more)

During the hurricane season of 2004, an unprecedented four hurricanes hit Florida. This animation shows the accumulated rainfall produced by three of those hurricanes during the month of September. The animation also shows the rainfall from the typhoons in the Pacific Ocean during the same period. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Eric Sokolowsky
Jeff Halverson
Lori Perkins
Achieving Orbit
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Achieving Orbit

In this Engineering Design Challenge activity, learners will use balloons to investigate ... (more)

In this Engineering Design Challenge activity, learners will use balloons to investigate how a multi-stage rocket, like that used in the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission, can propel a satellite to a specific orbit. Participants will construct a two-stage balloon rocket that will be required to reach a particular location on the balloon track, simulating the proper orbit to be reached by the IBEX satellite. If you need an audio version of this material, the file is compatible with screen reading software such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Engineering
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NASA
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
SMILE Pathway
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
Author:
Michelle Nichols
NASA
Acid Test Video: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification
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Acid Test Video: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification

This groundbreaking NRDC documentary explores the startling phenomenon of ocean acidification, which ... (more)

This groundbreaking NRDC documentary explores the startling phenomenon of ocean acidification, which may challenge marine life on a scale not seen for tens of millions of years. The film, featuring Sigourney Weaver, originally aired on Discovery Planet Green. A related curriculum kit is available at: http://www.nrdc.org/oceans/acidification/files/labkit.pdf (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Video Lectures
Other
Provider:
National Resources Defense Council
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
Our Changing Ocean and Estuaries
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
Natural Resources Defense Council - written by Daniel Hinerfeld
Acids & Bases: An Introduction
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Acids & Bases: An Introduction

This module provides an intrioduction to acid and base chemistry. The Arrhenius ... (more)

This module provides an intrioduction to acid and base chemistry. The Arrhenius and Bronsted-Lowry concepts of acids and bases are discussed as well as the pH scale and neutralization reactions. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Space Science
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anthony Carpi
Active Galaxies
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Active Galaxies

This guide accompanies an educational wallsheet that uses active galaxies as an ... (more)

This guide accompanies an educational wallsheet that uses active galaxies as an engagement to teach selected topics in physical science and mathematics from the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Web site. Active galaxies have super-massive black holes in their cores, some of which emit jets of particles and light. It features three curriculum enhancement activities, background information, assessment information, student worksheets, extension and transfer activities, and detailed information about the physical science and mathematics content standards that are supported. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
Active Galaxies Educator Guide
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Active Galaxies Educator Guide

This guide accompanies an educational wall-sheet that uses Active Galaxies as an ... (more)

This guide accompanies an educational wall-sheet that uses Active Galaxies as an engagement to teach selected topics in physical science and mathematics. Active galaxies have super-massive black holes in their cores, some of which emit jets of particles and light. The guide was developed by the Sonoma State University Education and Public Outreach group to support the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, formerly the GLAST mission. The Active Galaxies Educator Guide features three curriculum enhancement activities, background information, assessment information, student worksheets, extension and transfer activities, and detailed information about the physical science and mathematics content standards. This is part of a collection of resources provided by the Space Science Education Resource Directory, and has passed a SSERD Panel Review. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Sonoma State University
Active Galaxies Pop-up book
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Active Galaxies Pop-up book

This large pop-up book with foldouts contains a 3D model of an ... (more)

This large pop-up book with foldouts contains a 3D model of an active galaxy with jets that pops up out of the center. Active galaxies, a major scientific target for the GLAST mission (renamed Fermi in 2008),contain super-massive black holes at their cores, and sometimes emit jets of particles and light. One foldout contains explanatory information for the parts of the galaxy depicted in the central pop-up, as well as a glossary, while the other contains a classroom activity, the "Tasty Active Galaxy." The back of the book features a cartoon story: "How the Galaxy Got Its Jets." (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Textbooks
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection