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This textbook was adapted from CK-12 textbooks and supports the Utah science ...

This textbook was adapted from CK-12 textbooks and supports the Utah science standards for Earth Science. Chapters include The Universe, Inside Earth, The Atmosphere, The Hydrosphere, and People and the Planet. 352 pages.

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Environmental Science
Geology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Utah State Office of Education
Provider Set:
Utah Open Textbooks
Earth and Moon
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Students are asked to compare and contrast the earth and the moon. ...

Students are asked to compare and contrast the earth and the moon. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

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Lecture
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PBS
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WLVT PBS 39 Teachers' Domain
Elements and You
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In this activity (page 4 and 9 of PDF), learners use beads ...

In this activity (page 4 and 9 of PDF), learners use beads to represent elements and determine of what the universe is made. Learners hypothesize about the most abundant element in the universe and then participate in a counting experiment, sampling the universal trail mix (where each bead color represents a different element present in the universe), to estimate the bulk composition of the universe.

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Simulation
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NASA
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
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Earth and Space Science consists of eight one-hour video programs accompanied by ...

Earth and Space Science consists of eight one-hour video programs accompanied by print and Web materials that provide in-class activities and homework explorations. Real-world examples, demonstrations, animations, still graphics, and interviews with scientists compose content segments that are intertwined with in-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand. Each program also features an elementary school teacher and his or her students exploring the topic using exemplary science curricula. Use the complete course for teacher education or professional development, or individual programs for content review. The Essential Science for Teachers courses are designed to help K-6 teachers gain an understanding of some of the bedrock science concepts they need to teach today's standards-based curricula. The series of courses will include Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Physical Science.

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Elementary Education
Geology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Essentials of Geophysics, Fall 2004
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This course is designed to be a survey of the various subdisciplines ...

This course is designed to be a survey of the various subdisciplines of geophysics (geodesy, gravity, geomagnetism, seismology, and geodynamics) and how they might relate to or be relevant for other planets. No prior background in Earth sciences is assumed, but students should be comfortable with vector calculus, classical mechanics, and potential field theory.

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Atmospheric Science
Geology
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Hilst, Robert Van Der
Experimenting with Angular Diameter and Distance (Study of Outer Space)
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This is an activity on apparent sizes and apparent angles, related to ...

This is an activity on apparent sizes and apparent angles, related to understanding how distance affects what we observe in outer space (the sun, moon, stars, or planets).

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Astronomy
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Activity/Lab
Simulation
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Amy Fahey
Exploration of Shadows in the Earth, Moon, and Sun System: Moon Phases and Eclipses
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This guided inquiry activity has students using models to create variations of ...

This guided inquiry activity has students using models to create variations of alignment of the Earth, Moon, and Sun. By varying their arrangement, students will discover how the positions of the Earth, Moon and Sun interact, how shadows can be cast on the Moon and on the Earth, and how Earth's view of the lit portion of the Moon changes.

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Astronomy
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Jill Baumtrog
Jill Baumtrog
Exploring Black Holes: General Relativity and Astrophysics, Spring 2003
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Study of physical effects in the vicinity of a black hole as ...

Study of physical effects in the vicinity of a black hole as the basis for understanding general relativity, astrophysics, and elements of cosmology. Extension to current developments in theory and observation. Energy and momentum in flat spacetime; the metric; curvature or spacetime near rotating and nonrotating centers of attraction; the Global Positioning System and its dependence on general relativity; trajectories and orbits of particles. Subject has online component and classroom lectures are replaced with online interactions: manipulation of visualization software, access to websites describing current research, electronic submission of homework, and structured online discussions between undergraduates and alumni and with instructors and graduate specialists in the topics covered.

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Physics
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Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Bertschinger, Edmund
Exploring Comets and Modeling for Mission Success
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This is a complete unit containing many activities to understand comets and ...

This is a complete unit containing many activities to understand comets and their structure. This resource has activities for all age levels. See National Science Education Standards Alignment for alignment of activities to grades and standards.

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Astronomy
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Solar System Exploration
Exploring the Earth's Magnetic Field:  The Earth as a Magnet (Lessons 1-23)
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This is a workbook of 23 activities spanning the needs of K-12 ...

This is a workbook of 23 activities spanning the needs of K-12 teachers who want to discuss Earth's magnetism in varying degrees of detail. It includes web-based activities, and a variety of hands-on experiments with magnets and electromagnetism. Students will use models to learn how Earth's magnetic field protects us from polar storms, and describe the shape of Earth's magnetic field in space and learn it's correct name.

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Astronomy
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Solar System Exploration
Falling Asteroids
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The goal of this game is to protect four cities from falling ...

The goal of this game is to protect four cities from falling asteroids. To do this you must shoot them as they fall, either by clicking on the screen or by using a detonator (hitting the space bar) to destroy them all. You receive ten points for every surviving city at the end of each level. Cities are replaced every fifth level, but if all of your cities are destroyed, the game is over!

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Education
Material Type:
Game
Provider:
SMARTR
Provider Set:
SMARTR: Virtual Learning Experiences for Youth
Author:
KidsKnowIt.com
The First Telescopes
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In the early 17th century, craftsmen and scientists introduced a new tool ...

In the early 17th century, craftsmen and scientists introduced a new tool for studying the heavens. The telescope, one of the central instruments of the Scientific Revolution, soon became the astronomer's most essential tool. Now the astronomer could see countless stars and other faint objects never before visible. Suddenly the universe was no longer limited to what the naked eye could see. Read a history of the telescope here.

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Astronomy
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Primary Source
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American Institute of Physics
Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics
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This course focuses on three particularly interesting areas of astronomy that are ...

This course focuses on three particularly interesting areas of astronomy that are advancing very rapidly: Extra-Solar Planets, Black Holes, and Dark Energy. Particular attention is paid to current projects that promise to improve our understanding significantly over the next few years. The course explores not just what is known, but what is currently not known, and how astronomers are going about trying to find out.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Yale University
Provider Set:
Open Yale Courses
Author:
Charles Bailyn
Get Me Off This Planet
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The purpose of this lesson is to teach the students about how ...

The purpose of this lesson is to teach the students about how a spacecraft gets from the surface of the Earth to Mars. The lesson first investigates rockets and how they are able to get us into space. Finally, the nature of an orbit is discussed as well as how orbits enable us to get from planet to planet specifically from Earth to Mars.

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Engineering
Astronomy
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Chris Yakacki
Daria Kotys-Schwartz
Geoffrey Hill
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
The Great Escape
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Light takes hundreds of thousands of years to get from the fusion ...

Light takes hundreds of thousands of years to get from the fusion core of the Sun to its surface. See if you can do better in our solar maze.

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Game
Provider:
Space Science Institute