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International Space Station LABS: Engineering Activity 1 Structures: Toothpick Truss
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This is an activity about structures in space. Learners will construct two ...

This is an activity about structures in space. Learners will construct two different types of trusses to develop an understanding of engineering design for truss structures and the role of shapes in the strength of structures. For optimum completion - this activity should span 3 class periods to allow the glue on the structures to dry. This is engineering activity 1 of 2 found in the ISS L.A.B.S. Educator Resource Guide.

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Engineering
Mathematics
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NASA
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Solar Week Wednesday: Do the Activity: Activity 1: Measuring the Motion of a Coronal Mass Ejection
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This is an activity associated with activities during Solar Week, a twice-yearly ...

This is an activity associated with activities during Solar Week, a twice-yearly event in March and October during which classrooms are able to interact with scientists studying the Sun. Outside of Solar Week, information, activities, and resources are archived and available online at any time. Learners will use SOHO spacecraft images of a coronal mass ejection and tracing paper to measure and then calculate the speed of the coronal mass ejection. This activity is scheduled to occur during Wednesday of Solar Week.

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Mathematics
Physics
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NASA
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International Space Station LABS: Science Activity 1 Velocity: Launching the ISS into orbit
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This is an activity about orbital mechanics. Learners will investigate how lateral ...

This is an activity about orbital mechanics. Learners will investigate how lateral velocity affects the orbit of a spacecraft such as the ISS. Mathematical extensions are provided. This is science activity 1 of 2 found in the ISS L.A.B.S. Educator Resource Guide.

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Engineering
Physics
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NASA
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A Sense of Balance: Activity 1
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This demonstration is designed to show how the inputs and outputs of ...

This demonstration is designed to show how the inputs and outputs of energy or mass in a system balance. Students create a reservoir model using a hose, a bucket, a tub with a drain and overflow triangle, a ruler, and water, to understand the inputs and outputs of a local watershed or reservoir. A worksheet accompanies the activity. The resource is supported by teacher background information, assessments, and a scoring rubric. This is Activity 1 of the learning module, Global Balance, part of the lesson series, Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change.

Subject:
Oceanography
Material Type:
Simulation
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NASA
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Polar Studies: Exploring Relationships Between Insolation and Temperature (Part 1)
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In this learning activity, students compare changes in insolation with changes in ...

In this learning activity, students compare changes in insolation with changes in surface temperature in the polar regions using scientific visualizations of global data sets. Links to readings related to the shrinking ice cap and albedo are included. This is part 1 of a four-part activity on polar science. Extension activities examining air and sea surface temperature in relation to changing Earth albedo are included. This activity is one of several learning activities connected with the 2007 GLOBE Earth system poster.

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Engineering
Mathematics
Atmospheric Science
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NASA
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International Space Station LABS: Technology Activity 1 Heat Transfer: Keeping Cool in Space
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This is a lesson about the technology as it relates to heat ...

This is a lesson about the technology as it relates to heat transfer (conduction and convection)on the International Space Station. Learners will investigate how to build a space suit that keeps astronauts cool. This is technology activity 1 of 2 found in the ISS L.A.B.S. Educator Resource Guide.

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Physics
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NASA
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International Space Station LABS: Mathematics Activity 1 Surface Area: Saving Space Station Power
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This is an activity about using solar arrays to provide power to ...

This is an activity about using solar arrays to provide power to the space station. Learners will solve a scenario-based problem by calculating surface areas and determining the amount of power or electricity the solar arrays can create. This is mathematics activity 1 of 2 found in the ISS L.A.B.S. Educator Resource Guide.

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Engineering
Mathematics
Physics
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NASA
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The Earth's Layers Lesson #1
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This lesson teaches the students about the different layers of the Earth ...

This lesson teaches the students about the different layers of the Earth and how they work together. Students will be able to: Name and label the four layers of the Earth; Identify the main minerals that make up each layer; Explain how scientists formulated the idea that the Earth is comprised of four layers.

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Geology
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NASA
Oregon State University
Sand or Rock? Finding Out from 1000 km (2008 PUMAS version)
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In this activity, students are introduced to the concept of remote sensing. ...

In this activity, students are introduced to the concept of remote sensing. In the course of this experiment, students will investigate heat conduction on two surfaces and understand the application of these techniques to spacecraft investigations of surfaces in the solar system. Materials required for the outdoor demonstration include a cement step, sand, laboratory thermometers, foam rubber, and a meter stick. An optional indoor experimental set up uses twin desk lamps with equal-wattage tungsten bulbs and an infrared thermometer. A student datasheet accompanies the activity. This resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications.

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Physics
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Activity/Lab
Simulation
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NASA
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Sand or Rock: Finding Out from 1000 km (2001 version)
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This is an activity about the differences in thermal behavior between similar ...

This is an activity about the differences in thermal behavior between similar materials having different physical properties. Learners will measure temperature of two different surfaces; sand and stone; on a sunny day, make a series of temperature measurements, and plot the results. Extensions include experimenting with different materials, using temperature sensors and noncontact infrared thermometers. The activity is analogous with remote sensing of thermal properties in the Saturn system measured by Cassini. (Note: a separate version of this activity was developed in 2008 for PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science).

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Mathematics
Physics
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Activity/Lab
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NASA
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GLOBE Videos: Soil Characterization - Soil Temperature (10:54 min)
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This video describes how to select a soil temperature study site, and ...

This video describes how to select a soil temperature study site, and demonstrates the procedure students use when taking soil temperature measurements in the field. The resource includes a video and a written transcript, and is supported by the Soil Temperature Protocol in the GLOBE Teacher Guide. This is one of five videos about soils in the 24-part instructional video series describing scientific protocols used by GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment) a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.

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NASA
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GLOBE Videos: Water Transparency and Temperature (10:58 min)
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This video demonstrates students measuring the transparency of water, a measure of ...

This video demonstrates students measuring the transparency of water, a measure of water quality, using a Secchi disk or turbidity tube. Field measurements of water temperature are also shown. The resource includes a video and a written transcript, and is supported by the Water Transparency and Temperature Protocols in the GLOBE Teacher's Guide. This is one of seven videos on hydrology in the 24-part instructional video series describing scientific protocols used by GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment), a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Oceanography
Material Type:
Lecture
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NASA
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GLOBE Videos: Overview (10:59 min)
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This video highlights students taking scientific measurements to support investigations in atmospheric ...

This video highlights students taking scientific measurements to support investigations in atmospheric science, hydrology, soils, and land cover. It shows students reporting data through the Web, creating scientific visualizations for analysis, and collaborating with students and scientists around the world. This is one two introductory videos in the 24-part GLOBE video series. GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.

Subject:
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Hydrology
Oceanography
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Lecture
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NASA
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Apollo 11 - One Small Step
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This NASA site about the Apollo 11 Moon Landing on July 20, ...

This NASA site about the Apollo 11 Moon Landing on July 20, 1969 presents an animated video, footage, photos, and a panoramic view of the surface of the moon.

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Primary Source
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NASA
GLOBE Videos: Hydrology Protocols - Water pH (11:29 min)
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This video demonstrates students measuring the acidity of water, using pH indicator ...

This video demonstrates students measuring the acidity of water, using pH indicator paper and a pH meter. The resource includes a video and a written transcript, and is supported by the Water pH Protocol in the GLOBE Teacher's Guide. This is one of seven videos on hydrology in the 24-part instructional video series describing scientific protocols used by GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment), a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.

Subject:
Oceanography
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
NASA
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NASA Wavelength
GLOBE Videos: Hydrology Protocols-Salinity (11:52 min)
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The video is a procedural guide to sampling salinity measurements in water ...

The video is a procedural guide to sampling salinity measurements in water bodies in the field. It provides a step-by-step explanation of field procedures and features students conducting the investigation and asking questions about what changes in salinity could indicate in rivers, lakes, and estuaries. The resource includes a video, transcript, and is supported by the Salinity Protocol in the GLOBE Teacher's Guide. This is one of seven videos on hydrology in the 24-part instructional video series describing scientific protocols used by GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment), a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.

Subject:
Oceanography
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
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