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Big Dipper Mobile
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By building their own Big Dipper mobile, kids learn that the distance ...

By building their own Big Dipper mobile, kids learn that the distance between stars is not what it appears to be in this OLogy activity. The activity directions are provided as both a Web page and a printable PDF. The activity begins with a brief overview about how the small size of stars and the close distance between them are illusions. Kids then create a replica of the Big Dipper which realistically shows the relative size and distance of the constellation's stars, allowing kids to view the Big Dipper as if they were in a spaceship looking at it from the side.

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Astronomy
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Big Questions For The Future Lecture Series
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This series looks at the Oxford Martin School's academics and how their ...

This series looks at the Oxford Martin School's academics and how their research is making a difference to our global future. The series will be of interest to people who are concerned about the future for the planet, how civilisation will adapt to emerging problems and issues such as climate change, over population, increased urbanisation of populations and the creation of vaccines to fight against future pandemics. The Oxford Martin School academics explain their various research topics in an accessible and thoughtful way and try to find practical solutions to these issues.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Oxford
Provider Set:
University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Colin Goding|Ian Goldin|Adrian Hill|Angela McClean|Katherine Willis|Robyn Norton|Sonia Contera|Pedro Ferreira|Steve Rayner
Bird Beak Accuracy Assessment
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The purpose of this resource is to quantitatively evaluate the accuracy of ...

The purpose of this resource is to quantitatively evaluate the accuracy of a classification system. Students sort birds into three possible classes based on each bird's beak: carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores. Students compare their answers with a given set of validation data.

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Environmental Science
Life Science
Biology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Astronomy
Chemistry
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Data Set
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NASA
The GLOBE Program
UCAR
UCAR Staff
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NASA Wavelength
Globe Program
GLOBE Teacher's Guide
Author:
The GLOBE Program, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Bits of Bugs
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In this lesson, learners measure the lengths of various insect body parts ...

In this lesson, learners measure the lengths of various insect body parts from scanning electron micrographs using WebImage, a Web-based customized version of ImageJ. The lesson introduces students to setting scale in making the measurements and to units of measurement, as well as entomology.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Biology
Mathematics
Astronomy
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
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Lesson Plan
Simulation
Student Guide
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Simplified Image Management and Processing Learning Environment for Science (SIMPLE Science)
Breathing Lessons
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Here learners investigate, diagnose, and assess the severity of emphysema in the ...

Here learners investigate, diagnose, and assess the severity of emphysema in the lungs of three patients using transverse CT images of the upper and lower lungs. Students use the imaging software WebImage, a Web-based customized version of ImageJ, to determine the area of "dead air" in each section and hence the extent of emphysema.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Biology
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Simplified Image Management and Processing Learning Environment for Science (SIMPLE Science)
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
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Provider:
NASA
Building a Simple Refracting Telescope
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Students learn about refracting telescopes in this Moveable Museum unit, in which ...

Students learn about refracting telescopes in this Moveable Museum unit, in which they construct a simple telescope. The three-page PDF guide includes suggested general background readings for educators, activity notes, step-by-step directions, and information about where to obtain supplies.

Subject:
Astronomy
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Building a Spectroscope
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Students learn about the variations of white light in this Moveable Museum ...

Students learn about the variations of white light in this Moveable Museum unit, in which they build a pocket-sized spectroscope from readily available materials and examine different light sources in school, at home, and around their town or city. The seven-page PDF guide includes suggested general background readings for educators, activity and safety notes, step-by-step directions, and a spectroscope template.

Subject:
Astronomy
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Burning Down the House
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In this demonstration, the teacher will use a potato and hydrogen peroxide ...

In this demonstration, the teacher will use a potato and hydrogen peroxide to generate oxygen in a closed environment. Students can then observe its effects on a burning wooden splint and on burning steel wool. They will understand that a large amount of energy can be released by the process of oxidation. As an extension, the teacher can discuss how the appearance of oxygen (produced by cyanobacteria) in Earth's early atmosphere initially resulted in the formation of large deposits of iron oxide (Banded Iron Formations) and then aided in the evolution of more complex life forms.

Subject:
Astronomy
Chemistry
Material Type:
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Simulation
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
New York State Earth Science Instructional Collection
Author:
Glenn Dolphin
Butterflies in Space Video
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The Butterflies in Space Teacher's Guide uses "life in space" to encourage ...

The Butterflies in Space Teacher's Guide uses "life in space" to encourage learners to conduct their own open-ended scientific investigations. The guide provides information about the Butterflies in Space experiment conducted aboard the International Space Station and instructions on how to build a habitat and conduct open-ended experiments. The experiment instructions begin on page 11 of the PDF. Learners can build a "Clamshell Habitat" or a "Box Habitat" to raise Painted Lady butterflies.

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Ecology
Astronomy
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Baylor College of Medicine
Provider Set:
BioEdOnline
Author:
Gregory L. Vogt
Nancy P. Moreno
Stefanie Countryman
California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) - Preparation Resources
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The University of California, Irvine Extension, supported by generous grants from the ...

The University of California, Irvine Extension, supported by generous grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The Boeing Company, is developing online courses to prepare science and mathematics teachers for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET).

UC Irvine Extension's online test-preparation courses correspond with the 10 CSET science subtests and three CSET mathematics subtests.

Subject:
Biology
Algebra
Trigonometry
Astronomy
Physics
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Provider:
U.C. Irvine
Provider Set:
U.C. Irvine OpenCourseWare
Author:
University of California, Irvine
The Carbon Cycle: What Goes Around Comes Around
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This module provides an overview of the biogeochemical carbon cycle. Major sources ...

This module provides an overview of the biogeochemical carbon cycle. Major sources and sinks of carbon are discussed as well as the impact of human activities on global carbon levels.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Astronomy
Chemistry
Geology
Physics
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
John Harrison
Century Timeline
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Students create a timeline of world events from 1905 through 2006, the ...

Students create a timeline of world events from 1905 through 2006, the years encompassed by the Cosmic Times posters, to get a sense of the history surrounding the discoveries over the past century. Grades 7-12.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World History
Astronomy
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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NASA
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Imagine the Universe
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA Wavelength
Author:
James Lochner, Ph.D.
Chandra X-ray Observatory
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features news and information about NASA's newest space telescope. As the world's ...

features news and information about NASA's newest space telescope. As the world's most powerful X-rayobservatory, Chandra joins the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA's other observatories in a study of our universe, providing insights into the universe's structure and evolution. Visitors can track Chandra in orbit, watch live images from NASA-TV, and learn more about prior shuttle launch preparations.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
NASA
Changes in the Antarctic Ice Sheet
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The Gulf of Maine Aquarium hosts this two-part activity. The focus is ...

The Gulf of Maine Aquarium hosts this two-part activity. The focus is on seasonal changes in the mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Part 1 uses an atlas and satellite imagery to examine the geography of the region and the changing boundaries of the ice sheet. Part 2 tracks annual changes in sea ice. There is an animation page showing changes in ice cover around Antarctica during 1991, and links to several other student activities: Coping with the Cold (Plan an expedition to Antarctica), Blubber Glove (Demonstrate how Antarctic animals stay warm in bone-chilling water), Salt Concentration (Demonstrate how cold-blooded animals survive subfreezing water temperatures without being shattered by ice crystals), Penguin Adaptation (Brainstorm ways in which penguins are well-adapted to cold water and icy environments), Chick Die-Off (Show how sea ice cover and penguin chick populations are related), and Creating Plankton (Design an ocean "wanderer").

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Biology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Chemistry
Oceanography
Physical Geography
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
New York State Earth Science Instructional Collection