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Build a Satellite to Orbit the Moon!
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In this team design challenge, learners design and build a satellite to ...

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.

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Astronomy
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NASA
CK-12 Earth Science (CA Textbook)
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CK-12 users should treat this FlexBook as an online textbook for Earth ...

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.

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CK-12 Foundation
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CK-12 FlexBook
Catalogue of Spaceborne Imaging: A Guide to NSSDC 's Planetary Image Archives
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This image archive, supported by the NASA National Space Science Data Center ...

This image archive, supported by the NASA National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC), features photos taken during NASA space missions (Apollo, Gemini, Mariner, Voyager, and others) and the Soviet Venera probes to Venus. The photos are organized by subject: each of the planets, Earth's Moon, and other objects in the solar system such as comets and asteroids. Each subject category includes a fact sheet with information such as orbital parameters, bulk parameters, and other details about the objects photographed. Each image is accompanied by a brief description and information about location and time when the photo was taken, imaging properties, and ordering information. The photos are also indexed by mission, with links to pages of the NSSDC site describing the mission. The photos may be downloaded in high- and low-resolution versions, or ordered as hard copies (prints, transparencies, or 35 mm slides).

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NSDL Staff
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Space Sciences Gateways and Resources
Cells and Walls
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Using toothpicks, straws, or tubes of rolled up newspaper, learners create 3-dimensional ...

Using toothpicks, straws, or tubes of rolled up newspaper, learners create 3-dimensional models to illustrate the basic structure and function of the cell membrane, and place an object inside to represent the cell nucleus. This activity can be used in conjunction with the Observing Cells and Single-Cell Life activities from the same source. This activity can be found on pages 20-21 of the activity guide.

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Computer Science
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Ecology
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Astronomy
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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NASA
National Science Foundation
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Colors of Stars
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In this activity, learners observe colors in the flame of a burning ...

In this activity, learners observe colors in the flame of a burning candle to explore connections between matter, light, color and temperature -- basic concepts of matter and energy. Then, learners elaborate on these basic concepts in a new context of astronomy by drawing scale models of stars. This activity involves an open flame; adult supervision is recommended.

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Education
Mathematics
Astronomy
Chemistry
Physics
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Mary Kay Hemenway
The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
Comet Cratering
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Make impact craters with marbles (or rocks or washers) in a container ...

Make impact craters with marbles (or rocks or washers) in a container of flour. Find out what you can learn about your "comets" by the craters they make.

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Physics
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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JASON Foundation for Education
New York Hall of Science
ConcepTest: Eccentricity and Seasons
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Mars has a more eccentric orbit of the Sun than Earth. Mars ...

Mars has a more eccentric orbit of the Sun than Earth. Mars is 20% closer to the Sun during winter in its Northern hemisphere than it is during its summer. What would be the implications for the seasons on Earth if ...

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Education
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
ConcepTest: Eccentricity and Temperature Distribution
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Mars has a more eccentric orbit of the Sun than Earth. Mars ...

Mars has a more eccentric orbit of the Sun than Earth. Mars is 20% closer to the Sun during its winter than it is during its summer. How would temperature distributions on Earth be affected if we had a similarly ...

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Education
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
ConcepTest: Jovian Planet Characteristics
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The characteristics of four planets are listed below. Which planet is most ...

The characteristics of four planets are listed below. Which planet is most likely to be classified as Jovian? a. Mainly rocky, volcanism, low gravity. b. Mainly rocky, no volcanism, high gravity. c. Mainly gaseous, ...

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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
ConcepTest: Relative Planet Ages
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How old are other planets in the Universe in comparison to the ...

How old are other planets in the Universe in comparison to the planets in our Solar System? a. Other planets are older than the planets in our Solar System. b. Other planets are younger than the planets in our ...

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Education
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
ConcepTest: Rotation
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It takes 24 hoursâone dayâfor one complete rotation of Earth. How long ...

It takes 24 hoursâone dayâfor one complete rotation of Earth. How long would it take for the Sun to strike every location on the equator if Earth did not rotate on its axis? a. never b. one season c. 24 hours ...

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Education
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Cook Up a Comet
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In this activity (on page 5 of PDF), learners use dry ice ...

In this activity (on page 5 of PDF), learners use dry ice and household materials to make scientifically accurate models of comets. Learners will investigate the ingredients in comets and how comets could have contributed to water ice on the Moon that the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) Mission launched in 2009 is designed to detect. This activity can be used as a demonstration or groups of learners can make their own comets. Adult supervision is recommended. The PDF contains step-by-step instructions, photos, presentation tips, extensions and links to background information.

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Engineering
Education
Mathematics
Astronomy
Chemistry
Physics
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Images and Illustrations
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NASA
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Night Sky Network
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Cooking Up a Comet
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In this activity (page 1-5 of PDF), learners use dry ice and ...

In this activity (page 1-5 of PDF), learners use dry ice and a few household materials to model the chemical composition of a comet. This recipe is fun to make and is a very dramatic way to begin a unit on comets; it is one of the more scientifically accurate demonstrations in astronomy. However, this activity can be messy and exercise caution when using dry ice.

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Astronomy
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NASA