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Astronomy Theories
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Astronomy Theories

This video segment reviews Copernicus and Aristotleäóťs theories on the structure of ... (more)

This video segment reviews Copernicus and Aristotleäóťs theories on the structure of the solar system. It also introduces theories about gamma-ray bursts and briefly covers controlled experiments, hypothesis creation, and trial and error. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
Astronomy and the Universe
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Astronomy and the Universe

With three levels to choose from on each page - beginner, intermediate ... (more)

With three levels to choose from on each page - beginner, intermediate or advanced - this site provides links to webpages that share information that relates to every element of the universe, like the cosmos, star dust, and planets. The information is shared in a clear and interesting way, with updated news and even universe maps. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
Astronomy of the Earth's Motion in Space
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Astronomy of the Earth's Motion in Space

An algebra-based overview of elementary and pre-telescope astronomy. Topics covered include sundials, ... (more)

An algebra-based overview of elementary and pre-telescope astronomy. Topics covered include sundials, seasons, calendars, precession, shape and rotation of Earth, Greek astronomy, the path to heliocentric theory and extensive sections on Kepler's laws. It also has sections on the Moon and how its distance was found. Many historical details, stories, and applications are included. This is part of a wider site From Stargazers to Starships which has related lesson plans, glossary, timeline, problems, and Spanish and French translations. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Geoscience
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
Author:
David Stern GSFC
BBC historic figures : Isaac Newton
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BBC historic figures : Isaac Newton

This concise biography includes an image of Newton and related links in ... (more)

This concise biography includes an image of Newton and related links in the right navigation bar including: one to an article Newton papers revealed; The Newton Project; and to a lengthier biography, Isaac Newton. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Reference
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
Back of the Envelope Calculations: Comparing Jupiter with Earth
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Back of the Envelope Calculations: Comparing Jupiter with Earth

Below, you'll see a drawing of Jupiter showing the Great Red Spot, ... (more)

Below, you'll see a drawing of Jupiter showing the Great Red Spot, as well as several of the dark scars, like enormous black eyes, left as a result of the impact of fragments of the comet Shoemaker-Levy in 1994. If you were to cut out a circle that represented the Earth at the same scale, how big would you make the circle? (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Barb Tewksbury
Bacteria Ballistics
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Bacteria Ballistics

On August 7, 1996, a chunk of rock made front-page news. It ... (more)

On August 7, 1996, a chunk of rock made front-page news. It was a meteorite from Mars that was believed to contain fossils of one-celled life forms. Although that particular claim is still the subject of much debate, scientists are still intrigued by the possibility that microbes from Mars may have once seeded the Earth. In this Science Update, you'll hear about an unusual experiment that could help provide the answer. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Provider:
AAAS
Provider Set:
Science Netlinks
Balloon Impacts
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Balloon Impacts

In this activity, learners measure the diameter of their water balloons, model ... (more)

In this activity, learners measure the diameter of their water balloons, model an impact, measure the diameter of the äóěcrateräó area, and determine the ratio of impactor to crater. This activity is best suited for the outdoors, in an area where there is plenty of concrete but no cars. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Geoscience
Space Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Beyond the Milky Way
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Beyond the Milky Way

When we look at the night sky, we see stars and the ... (more)

When we look at the night sky, we see stars and the nearby planets of our own solar system. Many of those stars are actually distant galaxies and glowing clouds of dust and gases called nebulae. The universe is an immense space with distances measured in light years. The more we learn about the universe beyond our solar system, the more we realize we do not know. Students are introduced to the basic known facts about the universe, and how engineers help us explore the many mysteries of space. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Engineering
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Jane Evenson
Jessica Butterfield
Jessica Todd
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Sam Semakula
TeachEngineering.org
Black Holes
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Black Holes

This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners experiment with marbles ... (more)

This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners experiment with marbles and weights to discover some basics about gravity and black holes. A key message of the activity is that space is curved completely around black holes--we cannot escape. Participants will explore the relationship between mass, distance, and gravitational attraction. The PDF contains step-by-step instructions, photos, presentation tips, and links to background information. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Simulations
Provider:
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
Night Sky Network
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Blazing Gas
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Blazing Gas

Students are introduced to our Sun as they explore its composition, what ... (more)

Students are introduced to our Sun as they explore its composition, what is happening inside it, its relationship to our planet (our energy source), and the ways engineers help us learn about it. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Engineering
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Geoffrey Hill
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Jessica Butterfield
Jessica Todd
TeachEngineering.org
Build a Satellite to Orbit the Moon!
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Build a Satellite to Orbit the Moon!

In this team design challenge, learners design and build a satellite to ... (more)

In this team design challenge, learners design and build a satellite to orbit the Moon using candy. The satellite must fall within certain size and mass limits, carry some combination of cameras, gravity probes, and heat sensors to look at or probe the Moon‰ŰŞs surface, and withstand a 1-meter Drop Test without any parts falling off of it. This lesson guide includes notes for facilitators, a design story, and worksheets. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA
Build a Solar System
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Build a Solar System

In this activity, learners make a scale model of the Solar System ... (more)

In this activity, learners make a scale model of the Solar System and learn the real definition of "space." Learners use the online calculator to create an appropriate scale to use as a basis for their model. Once learners have their scaled measurements (diameters and distances), then they can walk and "pace out" the solar system by marking sticks or flags in the ground. Learners can also build a solar system on a roll of toilet paper or receipt paper. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Engineering
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Reference
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Exploratorium
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Exploratorium
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Hipschman, Ron
Ron Hipschman
The Exploratorium
Building a 3-D Space Maze: Escher Staircase
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Building a 3-D Space Maze: Escher Staircase

In this activity (page 95 of the PDF), learners create Escher Staircase ... (more)

In this activity (page 95 of the PDF), learners create Escher Staircase models similar to those that were used by Neurolab's Spatial Orientation Team to investigate the processing of information about pitch, roll and yaw. The lesson guide, part of NASA's "The Brain in Space: A Teacher's Guide with Activities for Neuroscience," includes background information, evaluation strategies, and handouts. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Engineering
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Provider:
Baylor College of Medicine
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
BioEdOnline
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Bernice R. McLean
Marlene Y. MacLeish
NSBRI
Building a Magic Carpet
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Building a Magic Carpet

In this activity (page 89 of the PDF), learners compare and contrast ... (more)

In this activity (page 89 of the PDF), learners compare and contrast pitch and roll motions by using a Magic Carpet maze similar to one that was used for Neurolab investigations about microgravity. The lesson guide, part of NASA's "The Brain in Space: A Teacher's Guide with Activities for Neuroscience," includes background information, evaluation strategies, and handouts. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Engineering
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Provider:
Baylor College of Medicine
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
BioEdOnline
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Bernice R. McLean
Marlene Y. MacLeish
NSBRI
CICLOPS : The Cassini Imaging Page
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CICLOPS : The Cassini Imaging Page

The CICLOPS site contains a flight log, updates, and images from the ... (more)

The CICLOPS site contains a flight log, updates, and images from the Cassini mission to the outer planets. NASA is releasing new pictures almost every day on the Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory Operations (CICLOPS) web site. (less)

Subject:
Computing and Information
Geoscience
Space Science
Technology
Material Type:
Data
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
Author:
Alfred McEwen
Andre Brahic
Andrew Ingersoll
Anthony Del Genio
Carl Murray
Carolyn Porco
Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations
Gerhard Neukum
Henry Dones
Joseph Burns
Joseph Veverka
Peter Thomas
Robert West
Steven Squyres
Torrence Johnson
CK-12 Earth Science (CA Textbook)
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CK-12 Earth Science (CA Textbook)

CK-12 users should treat this FlexBook as an online textbook for Earth ... (more)

CK-12 users should treat this FlexBook as an online textbook for Earth Science courses. This FlexBook underwent a thorough review conducted by practicing teachers, domain experts, copyeditors, and technical editors. It can be used in its current form, "flexed" (customized), and/or printed by the user. CK-12 supports feedback on all of its FlexBooks so that they can be continually improved and updated, while remaining aligned with state standards and curriculum guidelines.This digital textbook was reviewed for its alignment with California content standards. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Textbooks
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook