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The Tired Dog Whisperer

Presentation in PowerPoint (Grade Level: K-12)

Uploaded: July 25, 2012

This PowerPoint presentation outlines an engineering design problem for students in elementary school.

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Views: 2556
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Strange New Planet (ASU Mars K-12 Education Program)

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 4-9)

Uploaded: April 04, 2012

This activity brings insight into the processes involved in learning about planetary exploration. This activity demonstrates how planetary features are discovered by the use of remote sensing techniques.

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Views: 1780
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NASA eClips: Journaling in Space

Media Player Video (Grade Level: K-12)

Uploaded: April 04, 2012

Learn how famous explorers, scientists and even NASA use journals and science notebooks to record observations about Our World. See why journaling is important on the International Space Station to record how the astronauts react to living in space.

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Views: 1182
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Earth Calling

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 4-9)

Uploaded: April 04, 2012

Students explore spacecraft radio communication concepts, including the speed of light and the time delay for signals sent to and from spacecraft. They measure the amount of time it takes for a radio signal to travel to a spacecraft to and from a spacecraft, and divise unique solutions to the radio signal delay problem.

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Views: 1261
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Areology - The Study of Mars

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 4-9)

Uploaded: April 04, 2012

Students examine a simulated Martian surface core sample, make observations and predictions, then match the sample with a know sample using candy bars.

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Views: 1425
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Constructing and testing the Ring Wing Glider

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

Uploaded: March 25, 2012

Students create a paper model of the Ring Wing flying model. They test fly this vehicle and determine how they might be able to add control surfaces to adjust the flight pattern of this model. Download the Designing the 21st Century Aerospace Vehicle bookmark from Utah State University’s "Teacherlink". url: http://teacherlink.ed.usu/tinasa username: nasamovies password: aesp Select: Other NASA Print Resources Select: NASA Bookmarks and Trading Cards

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Views: 2220
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Habits of the Mind

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 4-9)

Uploaded: March 25, 2012

Students make connections between events in their lives and the seasons of the year. One major connection relates the concept of the seasons to past observations.

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Views: 1115
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Mission Patch

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: K-12)

Uploaded: March 22, 2012

Educators discuss what a mission patch is and how it is designed. Tell the students they are to design a mission patch that tells a story about their group, their school and their personal goals. Just like the astronauts, the students must write a detailed explanation of their patch.

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Views: 1450
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How do Atmospheres Interact with Solar Energy?

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 9-12)

Uploaded: March 22, 2012

The students brainstorm as to why the observed surface temperature of Earth is so different from that observed by their gray body model. Then they do a literature search to obtain information about the atmospheres of Earth, Venus and Mars. They speculate as to which characteristics of the atmospheres may be responsible for the difference between observed and theoretical surface temperatures. Students then use separate samples of carbon dioxide and air to observe interactions of the compound and the mixture with incident light or heat. The activity ends with a definition of the Greenhouse Effect.

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Views: 1319
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Plan to Fly

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Uploaded: March 21, 2012

In this activity, students create a flight plan and determine factors such as departure airport, destination airport, flight route and flying time in hours. Students role play the communication of flight plans between pilot and air traffic controller using the phonetic alphabet.

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Views: 1014
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Can You Make a Shoebox Fly?

URL (Grade Level: 6-12)

Uploaded: March 21, 2012

Students will research the dynamics and forces of flight and apply their understanding of flight to the design, construction, and test flight of a shoebox based glider. This can be done as a stand-alone activity or as part of NASA Digital Learning Network.

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Views: 1859
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Smart Skies - Line up with Math

URL (Grade Level: 4-9)

Uploaded: March 21, 2012

Videos and simulations that teach trainees how math is used to do distance-rate-time investigations. "LineUp with Math" shows trainees how to apply proportional reasoning to "line up" planes safely with proper spacing at a given intersection of jet routes.

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Views: 1122
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Food for Thought - Summer of Innovation

URL (Grade Level: 3-9)

Uploaded: March 20, 2012

Collection of 6 activities from the Space Food and Nutrition Guide. Includes Planning and Serving Food, Food Selection, Mold Growth, Preparing Food for Space, How much is waste, and Ripening Fruits and Vegetables.

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Views: 1080
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My Spacecraft to Saturn

URL (Grade Level: K-6)

Uploaded: March 07, 2012

This activity presents an engineering challenge based on the science information students now have on Saturn and Cassini. Engineering is the subject of taking ideas from scientists and designing and building instruments and spacecraft to travel in space and test the ideas of scientists. This fun activity highlights the creative side of the design process.

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Views: 1225
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Survival

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: K-12)

Uploaded: March 07, 2012

This lesson introduces students to exploration and survival in new worlds. It compares challenges faced by explorers through the ages, checking for prior knowledge about conditions for survival in 1607 Jamestown and on the Moon.

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Views: 1206
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Food for Thought Webinar Powerpoint for IN and SD by Kat Balch

Presentation in PowerPoint (Grade Level: 4-10)

Uploaded: March 07, 2012

This is the powerpoint that was used in the Indiana and South Dakota Webinars for Summer of Innovation.

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Views: 1466
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NASA's Math and Science @ Work

URL (Grade Level: 10-12)

Uploaded: September 13, 2011

NASA's Math and Science @ Work project provides challenging supplemental problems based on space exploration topics. This project engages students by providing real world applications to promote critical thinking and problem-solving while exposing students to careers working in space exploration. These problems are for high school students in advanced classes, grades 10-12, and are formatted in a free-response style. Problems are available for Calculus, Statistics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, U.S. History and Human Geography. All materials are free to download from the website.

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Views: 1329
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NASA Spin Off Promo w/ Dwayne Johnson

Quicktime Video (Grade Level: 3-9)

Uploaded: July 25, 2011

This is a short video that quickly demonstrates the applications of NASA Technology for improving our lives here on Earth. Dwayne Johnson, athlete and actor, is featured in this video in connection to his vocal acting role in Planet 51 animated movie.

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Views: 1308
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Mass vs. Weight

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Uploaded: June 22, 2011

Students perform a series of classroom experiments on forces, motion, mass, weight and Newton's Laws of Motion and compare their results to those of astronauts performing similar experiments on the International Space Station. Videos of the astronauts performing the experiments on the ISS are made available for students to compare results. Stretching Mass, Air-powered Mass, Accelerating Mass, Design Your Own ISS Experiment, Careers in Space and International Space Station Partners are the most relevant activities to this lesson.

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Views: 1095
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How We Got Stars

URL (Grade Level: 7-9)

Uploaded: June 15, 2011

Students explore stellar evolution and draw parallels to Navajo creation stories.

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Views: 1004
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Space Weather Action Centers

URL (Grade Level: 6-9)

Uploaded: June 15, 2011

Students investigate solar storms and their effect on the Earth to produce a space weather daily report.

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Views: 1350
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Ripening Fruits and Vegetables

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 5-8)

Uploaded: June 15, 2011

The students will compare and contrast the rate of ripening fruits and vegetables when exposed to air and the effect of using a chemical inhibitive on that rate of ripening.

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Views: 1073
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Planning and Serving Food

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

Uploaded: June 15, 2011

The students will plan a 5-day flight menu and design a food tray that can be used in space.

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Views: 918
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Mold Growth

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 5-8)

Uploaded: June 15, 2011

After observing mold growth on different types of bread, the students will measure and record the growth rate.

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Views: 1043
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How Much is Waste?

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 5-8)

Uploaded: June 15, 2011

The students will measure the mass and volume of a food package before and after repackaging for space flight, and determine the usable and waste portions of food selected for space flight.

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Views: 989
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Food Selection

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

Uploaded: June 15, 2011

The students will determine the acceptability of food products for space flight by participating in a sensory taste panel.

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Views: 984
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Food Preparation for Space

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

Uploaded: June 15, 2011

The students will measure the proper amounts and mix ingredients of rehydrateable foods and drinks.

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Views: 966
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Mission: Control!

URL (Grade Level: 4-9)

Uploaded: June 15, 2011

Students will train to improve balance and spatial awareness by performing throwing and catching techniques on one foot.

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Views: 950
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Jump for the Moon

URL (Grade Level: 4-9)

Uploaded: June 15, 2011

Students will train to increase bone strength and to improve heart and other muscle endurance by performing jump training with a rope, both while stationary and moving.

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Views: 931
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Do a Spacewalk!

URL (Grade Level: 4-9)

Uploaded: June 15, 2011

Students will train to increase muscular strength and improve upper and lower body coordination by performing the "bear crawl" and the "crab walk."

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Views: 992
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Crew Strength Training

URL (Grade Level: 4-9)

Uploaded: June 15, 2011

Students will train to develop upper and lower body strength in their muscles and bones by performing body-weight squats and push-ups.

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Views: 1020
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Base Station Walk-Back

URL (Grade Level: 4-9)

Uploaded: June 15, 2011

Students will train to improve lung, heart, and other muscle endurance as they walk a progressive measured distance.

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Views: 1019
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Mars Bound

URL (Grade Level: 4-12)

Uploaded: June 14, 2011

Students will be introduced to the design process, engineering, and technology. Students will learn that the design process is not a simple linear progression from one step to the next resulting in a finished product. Although there are steps, the design process is an iterative one: designing, modifying, testing, and redesigning until a finished product is made. A central tenet of engineering, however, is that there is no such thing as a “perfect design.”

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Views: 1307
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Out of Sight Activity

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: K-12)

Uploaded: June 13, 2011

Students attempt to operate a remote control vehicle without being able to see it directly.

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Views: 1112

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