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Every Picture Tells a Story: K-4
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These activities are designed to create a sense of disequilibrium in the ...

These activities are designed to create a sense of disequilibrium in the visual perception of students to make them aware of different ways to to view a picture. The students will view the images, decide what they see in each, record their ideas, and write a story based upon these findings.

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NASA
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Analyzing Meteorological Data From Mars
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Students compare real-time Earth and Mars measurements for temperature, wind speed, humidity ...

Students compare real-time Earth and Mars measurements for temperature, wind speed, humidity and atmospheric pressure by accessing Internet-data resources from NASA.

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Functions
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Montana State University
NASA
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Designer Genes for a Designer World
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In this series of guided inquiry activities, students explore how organisms adapt ...

In this series of guided inquiry activities, students explore how organisms adapt to their environments through changes in their genetic codes. The learner will: create make-believe creatures and environments that have specific characteristics; rate the success of each creature in a randomly assigned environment by examining which of the creature's characteristics help, hinder, or have no effect on the creature's success in each environment; write the genetic code for their creatures from a list of fictitious genetic codes; apply his/her knowledge of genetic codes and environments to engineer new creatures that could survive in various extreme environments within our solar system.

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Biology
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Montana State University
NASA
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Drake Equation
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Students estimate the number of civilizations in the galaxy by first estimating ...

Students estimate the number of civilizations in the galaxy by first estimating the number of craters on the Moon and then by performing estimates of multiple-variable systems culminating in the use of the Drake Equation. In this three-part activity, students use estimation techniques to describe complex situations.

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NASA
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Every Picture Tells a Story
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These activities are designed to create a sense of disequilibrium in the ...

These activities are designed to create a sense of disequilibrium in the visual perception of students to make them aware of different ways to to view a picture. The students will view the images, decide what they see in each, record their ideas, and write a story based upon these findings.

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Functions
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Montana State University
NASA
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Interstellar Real Estate – Defining the Habitable Zone
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What makes Earth the perfect home for life as we know it? ...

What makes Earth the perfect home for life as we know it? Students in this activity explore the orbital characteristics a planetary home needs to support Earth-like life forms.

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Numbers and Operations
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Montana State University
NASA
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Investigating the Dynamic Martian Polar Caps
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In this activity, students download NASA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) images of ...

In this activity, students download NASA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) images of the Martian polar ice caps in summer and winter. Using image processing techniques, students measure and compare various images of the changing Martian and Earth polar ice caps.

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Algebra
Functions
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Montana State University
NASA
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Montana State University - Everest Education Expedition - Teacher Resources
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The Everest Education Expedition has developed several types of educational resources for ...

The Everest Education Expedition has developed several types of educational resources for people to learn more about Mount Everest while enhancing their understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). These resources were created by Montana State University with support from Montana EPSCoR and many emphasize the relationship between the Everest region and the Northern Rocky Mountain West. This Everest project is part of a larger EPSCoR effort called “CLimate in My Backyard” (CLIMB) that will be launching in the fall of 2012. Lessons 1 through 8 will be posted in late March so teachers and classrooms can follow the climbers as they leave Lukla and trek to Base Camp and then on to the Top of the World! Mount Everest Curriculum 5th Grade This curriculum was designed for 5th grade but could be used for other age groups. It features eight lessons, each 40-45 minutes long and extensions for taking each topic further. Lesson Overviews Lesson 1: Who’s on Top? Lesson 2: Meet Mount Everest Lesson 3: Sea Floor to Summit Lesson 4: What’s the Weather? Lesson 5: Ice in Action Lesson 6: Everest Extremes: Biodiversity Lesson 7: One Mountain, Many Cultures Lesson 8: Climb into Action!

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World Cultures
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Rare Earth
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How special are the circumstances that have allowed complex life, like animals ...

How special are the circumstances that have allowed complex life, like animals and plants, to develop on Earth? In this activity students systematically investigate the time frame for complex life to develop on Earth.

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Algebra
Numbers and Operations
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Montana State University
NASA
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Remote Sensing
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As we search for life in the universe, it is essential that ...

As we search for life in the universe, it is essential that we be able to identify the chemical composition of planets and moons both inside and outside our Solar System. Remote sensing is one of the most valuable tools that scientists use to gather information about the composition of distant objects. In this lesson, students discover how remote sensing is used to identify the signatures of life even when the particular life form is not directly observable.

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