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SciFiles: The Case of the Wacky Water Cycle

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 3-8)

Uploaded: April 12, 2012

The NASA SCI Files™ is designed to enhance and enrich existing curriculum.Two to three days of class time are suggested for each segment to fully use video, resources, activities and websites listed in each segment. Dozens of books with ISBN numbers are listed in relation to the topic, along with dozens of websites for integrating technology with these lessons. Visit this external link for the video download links, which are archived at the Teacher Link provided by Utah State University:

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Red Shift, Blue Shift

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 4-6)

Uploaded: June 23, 2011

Students get a chance to apply their understanding of the relationship between wavelength and frequency to explain the Doppler effect first in sound and then in electromagnetic waves.

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Can We Take It With Us?

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 6-9)

Uploaded: June 14, 2011

Although intended for a Lunar mission, this activity works well for Mars as a destination too. Students work in teams to determine the maximum amount of payload that they can take on a mission. Students are given a container that represents the maximum weight allowed. They are also given a list of mandatory mission ratios, a double balance, 80 pennies, and an empty container to weigh their trial payloads. The team closest to the maximum payload weight without going over is declared the winner.

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NASA Connect: The "Wright" Math

URL (Grade Level: 6-12)

Uploaded: June 08, 2011

Students will construct and predict which of four designs will be the most effective flyer. The student will use algebra to calculate wing area, wingspan, chord length, and aspect ratio. Students will build a portable glider catapult to analyze wing geometry based on measurement (distance rating) and observations (glide rating and speed rating). Students will design, construct, and test an experimental wing to achieve maximum distance. This is a great project for incorporating collaborative problem-solving strategies in a real-life application. Video download Geometry and Algebra: The Future Flight Equation:

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