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365 Days of Astronomy
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Here you can browse through the 365 Days of Astronomy podcasts. 365 ...

Here you can browse through the 365 Days of Astronomy podcasts. 365 Days of Astronomy has been publishing one podcast per day since January 1st 2009. The podcasts are created by many astronomers from all over the world.

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Astronomy
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Audio Lectures
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Teach Astronomy
3-D Model of the Big Dipper
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Students see firsthand that stars and constellations are not arranged in a ...

Students see firsthand that stars and constellations are not arranged in a flat, 2-D pattern in this Moveable Museum unit. The five-page PDF guide includes suggested general background readings for educators, activity notes, step-by-step directions, and a Big Dipper map. Students make their own 3-D models of the Big Dipper using readily available materials and examine their models, observing the 3-D constellation from new perspectives.

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Astronomy
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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American Museum of Natural History
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American Museum of Natural History
The 3-D Universe
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A 2-D map is a great guide here on Earth—and virtually worthless ...

A 2-D map is a great guide here on Earth—and virtually worthless for finding your way around in outer space. Take a 3-D look at mapping our solar system and universe. This Moveable Museum article, available as a printable PDF file, looks at how astronomers use data to create 3-D models of the universe. Explore these concepts further using the recommended resources mentioned in this reading selection.

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Astronomy
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American Museum of Natural History
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American Museum of Natural History
5 Pythagorean Solids
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This OER explores the basic organization of the Pythagorean Solids. It contains ...

This OER explores the basic organization of the Pythagorean Solids. It contains both an activity as well as resources for further exploration. It is a product of the OU Academy of the Lynx, developed in conjunction with the Galileo's World Exhibition at the University of Oklahoma.

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Arts and Humanities
History
Mathematics
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Homework and Assignments
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Instructional Material
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Student Guide
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OER Commons
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Open Author Resources
Author:
Brent Purkaple
Kerry Magruder
7th Grade Life Science at the Observatory: Life Throughout the Universe
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This classroom activity will show students that there is a lot we ...

This classroom activity will show students that there is a lot we don't know about science, for example life throughout the universe. It will hopefully encourage students to question what we know and don't know, and exploration and study of the unknown.

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Astronomy
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Brad Snyder
ATHENA: Mars Exploration Rovers
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This site provides images, information, and educational materials connected to the Mars ...

This site provides images, information, and educational materials connected to the Mars exploration rovers Spirit and Opportunity. Materials include archived press releases for the mission; traverse maps of the rovers' paths across the surface; a large archive of panoramic images of Martian landscapes and geologic features; and information on other instruments carried by the rovers. The kids' page features interactives, a link to the Opportunity journal, profiles of mission scientists, and information on an internship program for students. The educators' page features lesson plans and activities and links to additional resources from other web sites.

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Astronomy
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Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
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NSDL Staff
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Space Sciences Gateways and Resources
About COSEE
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The COSEE network promotes a better understanding of the key role the ...

The COSEE network promotes a better understanding of the key role the ocean plays in global environmental cycles and processes. COSEE activities highlight the contributions ocean-science researchers make to scientific knowledge in these important areas. Each COSEE represents one or more ocean science research institution, an informal science education organization, and at least one affiliate organization representing the formal education community.

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Environmental Science
Information Science
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Chemistry
Oceanography
Physics
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE)
Acid Test Video: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification
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This groundbreaking NRDC documentary explores the startling phenomenon of ocean acidification, which ...

This groundbreaking NRDC documentary explores the startling phenomenon of ocean acidification, which may challenge marine life on a scale not seen for tens of millions of years. The film, featuring Sigourney Weaver, originally aired on Discovery Planet Green. A related curriculum kit is available at: http://www.nrdc.org/oceans/acidification/files/labkit.pdf

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Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Chemistry
Oceanography
Physics
Economics
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Video Lectures
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National Resources Defense Council
Our Changing Oceans and Estuaries
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Author:
Natural Resources Defense Council - written by Daniel Hinerfeld
Acids & Bases: An Introduction
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This module provides an intrioduction to acid and base chemistry. The Arrhenius ...

This module provides an intrioduction to acid and base chemistry. The Arrhenius and Bronsted-Lowry concepts of acids and bases are discussed as well as the pH scale and neutralization reactions.

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Education
Astronomy
Chemistry
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Instructional Material
Interactive
Unit of Study
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UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anthony Carpi
Adaptation: A Way of Life, Plant and Animal Desert Adaptations
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This document provides several activities that show how desert plants and animals ...

This document provides several activities that show how desert plants and animals are well-adapted to life in the desert and thrive on little moisture and high temperatures. There are extension lessons as well as a drawing activity.

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Environmental Science
Life Science
Biology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Digital Water Education Library (DWEL)
The Aftermath
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Multiple activity, comprehensive lesson plan includes background information, grading rubric, information on ...

Multiple activity, comprehensive lesson plan includes background information, grading rubric, information on associated learning standards and assessment, as well as links to additional external resources. Activity explores the concepts of a hurricane's impact on the environment, society, and economics of a given community. Students map the potential storm surge and flooding on a topographic map and locate and report on past hurricanes in a specific geographical region.

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Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Oceanography
Physics
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Reference
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Alaska Museum of Natural History
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Ever wanted to have your own volcano laboratory, but didn't want to ...

Ever wanted to have your own volcano laboratory, but didn't want to clean up all that lava? Be a super-scientist and create your own volcano online. The Alaska Museum of Natural History is dedicated to the study and exhibition of Alaska‰ŰŞs natural history and to promoting and developing educational programs which benefit students and enrich the curricula of schools and universities. The Museum focuses on Alaska's unique geological, cultural, and ecological history. In addition to Make Your Own Volcano, the website offers extensive links, resources and educational modules including Kids Activity Sheets, Dinosaurs of Alaska, the Broken Mammoth Archeological Site, and Dinosaur Tracks, which explores the information that can be gleaned from the study of footprints.

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Life Science
Biology
Astronomy
Chemistry
Geology
Physics
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Earth System Science Informal Education Network (ESSIEN)
Alfred Wegener Institute
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Located in Bremerhaven, Germany, the Alfred Wegener Institute conducts research in the ...

Located in Bremerhaven, Germany, the Alfred Wegener Institute conducts research in the Arctic, the Antarctic and at temperate latitudes. It coordinates Polar research in Germany and provides both the necessary equipment and the essential logistic back up for polar expeditions. Site provides information current research, ships, field stations, and much more. Resource section provides a wealth of data, information, images, software, and links to additional resources.

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Environmental Science
Life Science
Biology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Oceanography
Physics
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Data
Images and Illustrations
Reference
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
DLESE Community Collection
DLESE Community Collection
Algol, the Demon of the Sky
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A tale based on an Arab legend. The stars in the sky ...

A tale based on an Arab legend. The stars in the sky vary in brightness. There can be many reasons for this based on processes going on inside the star or around it. The star in this story is an eclipsing binary star.

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Arts and Humanities
Astronomy
Material Type:
Readings
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EU-UNAWE Spain
Provider Set:
UNAWE
Author:
Max Finger Bou and Sergio López Borgoñoz
All About Glaciers
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This site has something for everyone, from glaciologists to grade school students. ...

This site has something for everyone, from glaciologists to grade school students. It explores nearly all aspects of glaciers and includes data and science, facts, a gallery, and a glossary.

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Astronomy
Chemistry
Physical Geography
Physics
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Reference
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
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Digital Water Education Library (DWEL)
Author:
Richard Armstrong
All About Sea Ice
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This comprehensive site is an introduction to sea ice: what it is, ...

This comprehensive site is an introduction to sea ice: what it is, how it forms, how it is studied, how it affected historical expedition in the polar regions, and what role it plays in the global climate. The site contains a glossary of sea ice terms and references to additional information, which all serve as an excellent introduction. Data are also available from various collection methods for student interpretation.

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Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Chemistry
Oceanography
Physics
Material Type:
Data
Images and Illustrations
Reference
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Bridge-NOAA Collection
The Amazing Red Planet
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The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to the planet ...

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to the planet Mars. This lesson will begin by discussing the location and size of Mars relative to Earth, as well as introduce many interesting facts about this red planet. Next, the history of Martian exploration is reviewed and students discover why scientists are so interested in studying this mysterious planet. The lesson concludes with students learning about future plans to visit Mars.

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Engineering
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
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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
Amazing Space
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Amazing Space consists of web-based educational presentations for young children about space, ...

Amazing Space consists of web-based educational presentations for young children about space, which were developed at the Space Telescope Science and Technology Institute. Teachers teamed up with scientists and engineers from the institute and staff members from the Office of Public Outreach to develop interactive lessons. All lessons include spectacular photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and many high quality graphics, videos, and animation designed to enhance student understanding and interest.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NASA