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A Closer Look at Mars
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This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect ...

This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they are given a closer look at Mars with a look at how scientists have used telescopes, spacecraft, and robots to explore the planet, a fun test of what kids have learned about our search for life on the red planet and a printable PDF worksheet in which kids pose as Mars to answer a reporter's questions about the planet.

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Astronomy
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Coastal and Continental Temperature Ranges
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Climographs, graphic plots of monthly temperature and precipitation, allow students to see ...

Climographs, graphic plots of monthly temperature and precipitation, allow students to see how differences in insolation at various locations affect rates of heating and cooling. In this activity, students use climographs to plot locations using latitude and longitude, calculate annual temperature ranges, and relate unequal rates of heating and cooling to climate variations. They will also construct climographs for two locations in New York, analyze them, and answer questions about their observations.

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Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
New York State Earth Science Instructional Collection
Author:
Becky Remis
Como Crear Cuentos
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Se trata de que los niños hagan una narración en forma de ...

Se trata de que los niños hagan una narración en forma de cuento (de 1 a 5 páginas, según la edad) o incluso una novela corta (de varios capítulos, de 3-5 pág. cada uno) sobre un tema en el que estén implicadas ideas y conceptos astronómicos con cierta base científica, es decir, que sean razonables. Sólo se necesita inventiva, papel, bolígrafo, y algunos conocimientos básicos sobre Astronomía.

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Astronomy
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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UNAWE
Provider Set:
EU Universe Awareness
Author:
Ricardo Moreno
Computer-aided Land Cover Mapping Protocol
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The purpose of the resource is to produce a land cover type ...

The purpose of the resource is to produce a land cover type map from the digital file of a Landsat satellite image using MultiSpec software.

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Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Chemistry
Physical Geography
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
GLOBE Teacher's Guide
Author:
The GLOBE Program, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
ConcepTest: Axis Tilt
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Mars axis is tilted at approximately the same angle as Earth's axis. ...

Mars axis is tilted at approximately the same angle as Earth's axis. This should result in a. days of similar length. b. similar sequences of seasons. c. similar temperatures on the planet's surface. d. ...

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Education
Astronomy
Material Type:
Assessment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Concepts of Galactic Astrophysics - Exercise Sheets
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Ex 1: Saha Equation, Jeans Instability, Free-Fall Time Scale (.pdf)Ex 2: Accretion ...

Ex 1: Saha Equation, Jeans Instability, Free-Fall Time Scale (.pdf)Ex 2: Accretion to a Hydrostatic Core (.pdf)Ex 3: taken from http://www.johnpratt.com/items/astronomy/exercises/hrquiz.htmlEx 4: Nuclear Time Scale, Energy Output by Nucleosynthesis (.pdf)Ex 5: Slow Contraction Phase, Stellar Evolution (.pdf)Ex 6: Mass-Luminosity Relation, Stellar Wind, Line Driven Winds (.pdf)Ex 7: Supernova Maximum Light, Neutron Star Rotation, Neutron Star Blackbody Emission, Chandrasekhar Mass Limit (.pdf)Ex 8: Band Filters, Saturn, Fluxes and Magnitudes (.pdf)Ex 9: Hubble Space Telescope, The Light Curve of a Binary, Double-line Spectroscopic Binary (.pdf)Ex 10: Newtonian Schwarzschild Radius, Keplers Laws, Exoplanet around Glise 581 (.pdf)

Subject:
Astronomy
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
University of Innsbruck
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Harald Hí_ller
Josef Stí_ckl
Constructing Earthquake-Proof Buildings
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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for ...

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on how earthquake-proof buildings are designed. Students build a tester, then model buildings to test and see what factors make a building more earthquake-proof than others. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

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Astronomy
Chemistry
Geology
Physics
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Earthquake Education Environment (E3)
Author:
Ted Latham
Constructing a Model of ppbv of Surface Ozone
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The purpose of this activity is to construct a model that will ...

The purpose of this activity is to construct a model that will provide students with a visual representation of parts per billion. Students work in teams to construct cubes of different volumes and to compare them to get a feel for parts per million by volume and parts per billion by volume. The intended outcome is that students gain a feeling for the small quantities of gases, such as ozone, present in the Earth's atmosphere.

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Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Physical Geography
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
GLOBE Teacher's Guide
Author:
The GLOBE Program, UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)
Contour Plates
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In this activity, students construct three-dimensional models from terrain information provided by ...

In this activity, students construct three-dimensional models from terrain information provided by two-dimensional topographic maps. This will allow them to visualize how changes in elevation over a certain distance can be represented on a flat piece of paper that can be folded up and tucked away. Each group is responsible for constructing a model of Mount St. Helens 'before' and 'after', a depression, a stream, and a hill. Discussion questions related to the different representations are also included.

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Astronomy
Chemistry
Physical Geography
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
New York State Earth Science Instructional Collection
Author:
Drew Patrick
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.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NASA
Cosmic CSI: Stellar Fingerprints and Doppler Red Shifts
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Students explore what spectra from different elements looks like and how astronomers ...

Students explore what spectra from different elements looks like and how astronomers can learn composition of objects with this tool. Grades 9-12.

Subject:
Astronomy
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
Imagine the Universe
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA Wavelength
Author:
James Lochner, Ph.D.
Cosmic Chemistry
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Almost 14 billion years ago, our universe began in a cosmic explosion. ...

Almost 14 billion years ago, our universe began in a cosmic explosion. What happened next? This comic strip, a supplement to the Hall of Meteorites Educator's Guide, uses text and images to explain the interactions that lead to the creation of stars, planetary nebulae, and supernovas. Text at the bottom of the page explains how this process occurs over and over, generating the building blocks for planets.

Subject:
Astronomy
Chemistry
Material Type:
Data Set
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Cosmic Connections
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This OLogy activity challenges kids to match up cosmic photos with their ...

This OLogy activity challenges kids to match up cosmic photos with their descriptions in an interactive quiz. The activity begins by introducing kids to the Hubble Space Telescope through an astronomer at the museum who works with photos from the telescope. They are then asked to match eight telescope photos with their text descriptions. A Help screen is included with tips for completing the activity. Once kids have made their guesses, they can click a button to check their answers. They are prompted to try again if not all their answers are correct. Success is rewarded with a congratulatory message from the Hubble.

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Astronomy
Material Type:
Assessment
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Cosmic Connections
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This OLogy activity challenges kids to match up cosmic photos with their ...

This OLogy activity challenges kids to match up cosmic photos with their descriptions in an interactive quiz. The activity begins by introducing kids to the Hubble Space Telescope through an astronomer at the museum who works with photos from the telescope. They are then asked to match eight telescope photos with their text descriptions. A Help screen is included with tips for completing the activity.Once kids have made their guesses, they can click a button to check their answers. They are prompted to try again if not all their answers are correct. Success is rewarded with a congratulatory message from the Hubble.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History