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Dawn Mission Video
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Leonard Nimoy narrates this animated 13-minute glimpse of NASA's Dawn mission that ...

Leonard Nimoy narrates this animated 13-minute glimpse of NASA's Dawn mission that was launched in October 2007. The movie features a look into the planning, instrumentation and technological challenges of this mission into the heart of the asteroid belt.

Subject:
Engineering
Astronomy
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Deadly Moons
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From Earth’s moon to Europa, our solar system is filled with interesting ...

From Earth’s moon to Europa, our solar system is filled with interesting set of natural satellites. Through art and science, children learn about moons of our solar system with the Deadly Moons activity.

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Astronomy
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
International Astronomical Union
Provider Set:
astroEDU
Author:
Deirdre Kelleghan
Deadly Moons Activity
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In this activity, children learn through art and science about the moons ...

In this activity, children learn through art and science about the moons of our Solar System.The term 'Deadly', comes from the response of young Irish children who first did this activity. Moons that look like flying saucers, moons with volcanoes, moons that explode and shoot frozen water hundreds of kilometres into space, were considered so awesome they were 'deadly'. In this activity children view and then vote for the 'deadliest moon'. They then draw that moon from a still image on a screen. The main objective of Deadly Moons is to combine the goals/methods of learning through art and science, to foster the skills of observation and recording the many moons in the solar system and at the same time stimulate an appreciation of their beauty and wonder, to inspire children to investigate further the bodies within our solar system.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
UNAWE
Provider Set:
EU Universe Awareness
Author:
Deirdre Kelleghan
Design Challenge: How Do You Keep Things Cool?
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Part of the "Staying Cool" education unit which investigates how MESSENGER Mission ...

Part of the "Staying Cool" education unit which investigates how MESSENGER Mission can study Mercury without being damaged by the harsh high-temperature, high-radiation environment; in this activity, students design, build and test a model of MESSENGER Mission and a sunshade.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Solar System Exploration
Design Your Alien
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Review the environmental factors that make the Earth habitable and compare them ...

Review the environmental factors that make the Earth habitable and compare them to other worlds within our Solar System. Use creative thinking to design an alien life form suited for specific environmental conditions on an extra-terrestrial world within our Solar System.

Subject:
Astronomy
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Provider:
International Astronomical Union
Provider Set:
astroEDU
Author:
Sarah Roberts
Destination Outer Space
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Students acquire a basic understanding of the science and engineering of space ...

Students acquire a basic understanding of the science and engineering of space travel as well as a brief history of space exploration. They learn about the scientists and engineers who made space travel possible and briefly examine some famous space missions. Finally, they learn the basics of rocket science (Newton's third law of motion), the main components of rockets and the U.S. space shuttle, and how engineers are involved in creating and launching spacecraft.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise Carlson
Denise W. Carlson
Geoff Hill
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Jessica Butterfield
Jessica Todd
Sam Semakula
TeachEngineering.org
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
Provider:
PBS
Provider Set:
WLVT PBS 39 Teachers' Domain
Earth Science
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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.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Geology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Utah State Office of Education
Provider Set:
Utah Open Textbooks
EJS Simulations by High School Physics Teachers
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This web page features a collection of Easy Java Simulations developed by ...

This web page features a collection of Easy Java Simulations developed by secondary teachers for use in introductory high school physics courses. Topics include astronomy, momentum and collision, projectile motion, Gauss's Law and electric field, special relativity, and more. Each simulation is accompanied by a standards-based lesson plan and printable student guides. Users may run the simulations as a Java applet or may directly download a jar file version. The materials in this collection were created with Easy Java Simulations (EJS), a modeling tool that allows users without formal programming experience to generate computer models and simulations. To modify or customize the model, <b><i>See Related Materials</b></i> for detailed instructions on installing and running the EJS Modeling and Authoring Tool. This resource is part of Project ITOP (Improving the Teaching of Physics), a graduate program offered at University of Massachusetts-Boston. The archived computer models are hosted and maintained as part of the BU Physics Simulation collection.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
Boston University
Author:
Andrew Duffy
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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Activity/Lab
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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.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Geology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
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).

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Simulation
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
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.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Jill Baumtrog
Jill Baumtrog
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.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Solar System Exploration