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MarsBound! Game PowerPoint Introduction

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Uploaded: September 12, 2012

This PowerPoint presentation serves as a visual introduction to the engineering design simulation game created by the ASU Mars Education program and funded by JPL. The presentation will show the game board and cards with guidelines required to complete a mission. The url for the newest edition of the game documents is located at: http://marsed.asu.edu/lesson_plans/marsbound

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Curiosity Video 7 Minutes of Terror from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Uploaded: June 23, 2012

This is the latest video explaining how the rover will decend into the Martian atmosphere and land on Mars on August 5, 2012 @ 10:31pm PST. This is what we hope happens!

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Looking at the Sun pptx

Presentation in PowerPoint (Grade Level: 3-12)

Uploaded: June 18, 2012

This is the resource is the PowerPoint slide set used for the "Looking at the Sun" Webshop conducted on the NEON Website. It discusses NASA missions to study the sun and a few of the simple material models for simulating Earth- Moon distance, solar and lunar eclipses.

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Moon Dial "Phaser"

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Uploaded: May 22, 2012

This is a handy manipulative that helps with idenitfying the phases of the moon and their location in the sky. Originally created by educator Chuck Bueter and posted online for instructional use.

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SciFiles: The Case of the Wacky Water Cycle

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

Uploaded: April 11, 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: http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlnasa/videos/dnmovies/NASASCIfiles/index.html

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Regolith Formation

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

Uploaded: March 26, 2012

To compare the process of regolith formation on Earth and on the Moon, drop rocks into various materials to see the kinds of impacts they make.

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Charting the Physical Characteristics of Earth vs. Mars

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 5-9)

Uploaded: March 25, 2012

Remote satellite images of Earth and Mars are used to compare and contrast physical processes that occur on both planets. Objectives Students will: • Identify similarities and differences between the physical processes that occur on Earth and Mars. • Classify images of Earth and Mars by observing physical features in each image. • Speculate about the physical features observed in each image.

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Cycles in the Stars

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

Uploaded: March 25, 2012

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

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Astroventure Geology Mission

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Uploaded: March 25, 2012

Students explore the roles of various geologists as they compare the geology of Earth, Mars and Venus in an online tutorial and activity.

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Vectoring

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 7-9)

Uploaded: March 25, 2012

Discover how vectoring the thrust from a jet engine affects movement of an airplane. Create a paper airplane powered by a balloon and determine direction of thrust.

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Density Cubes

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

Uploaded: March 23, 2012

Activity begins on page 14 To determine the density of different metals. Activity Overview: Using mathematics, students will determine the density of differing metals by first calculating each one’s mass and size, then solving as required.

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Material Comparisons

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

Uploaded: March 23, 2012

Activity begins on page 8 Objective: By calculating the samples’ densities, students will discover that a material’s density does not correspond to its strength. Activity Overview: In this activity, students will determine the mass, volume and density of two samples, spruce and carbon iber. Students should discover that although the carbon fiber is less dense, it is clearly a stronger material than the spruce wood.

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Materials Past and Present

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

Uploaded: March 23, 2012

Activity can be found beginning on page 5 in the book. Students will learn through discussion how the materials used in airplane construction have changed over time. By using the photos supplied in the Images section, you will lead a discussion with the students on how the materials used in the manufacture of aircraft have changed over time and why. A worksheet is provided for the students to record and compare their answers.

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Astrobiology in your Classroom: Life on Earth …and Elsewhere? What can life tolerate?

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

Uploaded: March 23, 2012

What can life tolerate? - Begins on page 37 To show that organisms living under extreme conditions on Earth can serve as analogs for extraterrestrial life. Activity 4 explores some of the reasons to think that extraterrestrial life is possible. In doing so, it draws on concepts developed earlier in the module such as understanding what life is, what it requires, and what makes a planet habitable.

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Fingerprints of Life (It's Just Right)

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

Uploaded: March 23, 2012

Some organisms on Earth can withstand extremes of temperature by shutting down their energy needs. In this activity, students set up an experiment to determine yeast’s temperature tolerance extremes. Students will: o Experiment with gas production of yeast at different temperatures, o Take, record, and plot data from an experiment, o Discuss extreme temperature environments on Earth and Mars.

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Spacebots

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

Uploaded: March 22, 2012

Students will learn how NASA uses robotics technology to a great extent in its exploration of space. Participants will learn how NASA defines robotics, see how robotic systems are already widely used in the space program, and discover what plans there are for future robotic applications. Students will also have the opportunity to share their activity results with the NASA Education Specialist.

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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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"Planetary Play-Doh" Solar System Mass Comparison

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 3-12)

Uploaded: March 22, 2012

This is the pdf version of the written directions for the Solar System Mass Comparison activity that uses Play-Doh or any other dough like materials. The activity was originally submitted by science teacher Jacob Noel-Storr and has been adapted/modified several times since his original work. This version uses cylinder shapes to make the dividing of the dough into even sections more manageable for younger students.

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“Planetary Play-Doh” Solar System Mass Comparison

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Uploaded: March 22, 2012

If Jupiter was the size of a softball how large would the other planets be comparing their relative masses? This is the basis for this activity that starts with 3lbs of Play-Doh or any similar dough material to create scaled models of the solar system planets, including dwarf planet Pluto. The original set of directions have been modified to use a much easier cylinder shape to start each division of the materials and will be found in this resource repositiory in a separate file.

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Weather to Fly By: Detecting Clouds Using Infrared Energy

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

Uploaded: March 22, 2012

Using simple materials, students investigate weather, aviation, and the properties of the atmosphere. One activity, "Detecting Clouds Using Infrared Energy", has students demonstrate how a satellite’s infrared detector can see weather. Using only their hands, students create a thermal image map.

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Wind Tunnel Activity for Summer of Innovation Aeronautics Camp

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Uploaded: March 21, 2012

Build a simple wind tunnel for testing small objects.

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How to Keep Gelatin from Melting

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 4-12)

Uploaded: March 07, 2012

Students will design and build a platform that will be placed on top of a heat source. A 6 cm x 6 cm x 6 cm cube of gelatin will be placed on the platform, with a thermometer inserted in it. The goal is to keep the temperature inside the cube as cool as possible and prevent the gelatin from melting.

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My Spacecraft to Saturn

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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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Our World: Designing a Shower Clock

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

Uploaded: March 07, 2012

Our World: Designing a Shower Clock allows students to think and act like engineers and scientists as they follow the five steps of the Design Process to successfully complete a team challenge. Within this work, students design, measure, build, test and re-design a shower clock. Once the shower clock is built, students discuss ways to conserve and recycle water.

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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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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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Anaglyph 3D Views of the Solar System

Presentation in PowerPoint (Grade Level: K-10)

Uploaded: January 24, 2012

NASA and other agencies use "red and blue" glasses to see 3D adapted versions of images. This PowerPoint presentation uses images of our solar system from NASA's missions and those repurposed in anaglyph form by artists and technicians. Descriptions and image credit appear on each slide, if vacant the image is credited to NASA.

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Lunar & Meteorite Geology Content

Presentation in PowerPoint (Grade Level: 6-12)

Uploaded: January 04, 2012

This Powerpoint is a compilation of presentations created by Stephanie Shipp of LPI, Noah Petro of GSFC and assorted NASA AESP Education specialists. It is used for the content background presentation portion of the Lunar and Meteroite Sample training program managed by NASA's ARES labs at the Johnson Space Center.

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Going Through Phases (Lunar Phase Sequencing)

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 2-8)

Uploaded: December 15, 2011

This activity originates as an activity that used snack sized Oreo Cookies as the medium for children to carve out the frosting and assemble a Moon phase cycle model. Many schools have passed policies which prohibit teachers from introducing food items as tools in the curriculum, so this paper plate version was developed. Certainly, not as tasty, but inexpensive, reuseable and easy to create. After the teacher has introduced lab activities that suggest inquiry related to how light and shadows interact with three dimensional objects, this activity serves as a two dimensional assessment of the concepts. Teacher places students around the room holding the Full and New Moon phases and students holding all of the various degrees in-between find their place. Process skills for evaluation and comparison are applicable.

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Solar System in Your Pocket (PowerPoint Directions)

Presentation in PowerPoint (Grade Level: 2-12)

Uploaded: December 15, 2011

In working with teachers on solar system resources, the "Solar System in Your Pocket" activity is a wonderfully designed scale activity that requires few resources. It is as much a directions following activity as it is a representation of the relative distances of the planets in our solar system, so this PowerPoint presentation was designed to create a visual to accompany the written and oral directions. Coupled with the original design by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, students may become aware of the small scale applications of astronomical units and the comparisons of distances of the solar system's planets. Teachers may insert the curious mathematical table of the Bode's - Titus Law that predicts average orbital distances. It is important to discuss the misconceptions associated with models, this one included. For example, the idea that the planets are "lined up" as they appear in most graphics and that these distances do not vary.

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Exploring Strange New Worlds

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 4-12)

Uploaded: October 05, 2011

This activity is a simulation of the progression of missions employed by NASA to collect observations and research exoplanets orbiting distant stars. Participants become members of a research team that makes observations on three modeled alien worlds. The first observations are the simplest viewing at a distance and progressively collect more data by moving closer to the planets and using advanced technologies, until they ultimately collect a sample of the planet they are observing.

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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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What's the frequency, Roy G. Biv

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Uploaded: June 23, 2011

Students create a physical model comparing the wavelengths and frequencies of red, green, and violet light on adding machine tape.

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Wavelength and Energy

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

Uploaded: June 23, 2011

Students will be introduced to the relationship between frequency, energy, and wavelength using a rope, tape measure, and stopwatch.

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Liquid Rainbow

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

Uploaded: June 22, 2011

Students use salt and food colorings to generate different density water and create a density rainbow

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Heat As The Agent of Change: Atoms and Molecules in Motion

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 3-9)

Uploaded: June 22, 2011

Students study heat and its effects on the states of matter in a physical simulation. Module from Genesis mission education.

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Nose Cone Experts

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 7-9)

Uploaded: June 22, 2011

Student teams will construct predesigned card stock nose cones from patterns provided in the Adventures In Rocket Science Activity Guide. The wind tunnel simulation is one of the most basic and can be easily modified to create improved airflow, etc. Drag is measured here as a result of the differing distances the rocket body travels in opposition to the airflow. See page 90 of the guide.

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Aerogel-lo, Technology For Studying Comets: Part 3 Aerogel

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

Uploaded: June 21, 2011

This activity offers a simple approach for “experiencing” aerogel. Aerogel is an amazing feat of technology that was used by the STARDUST spacecraft to capture high-velocity interstellar dust and particles from the coma of comet Wild 2. This demonstration uses gelatin and pellets to show how STARDUST’s aerogel collector captured comet particles. The gelatin is referred to as “aerogel-lo.” The activity starts on page 9 of the document.

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Future Flight Design Paper Airplane Activity

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Uploaded: June 21, 2011

Students apply the engineering design process to build and evaluate paper airplane designs.

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Modeling Radiation-Damaged DNA

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 6-8)

Uploaded: June 21, 2011

In this activity, students will use candy (or Styrofoam balls) to construct a model of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and will then alter the model to visualize what happens to DNA when it is damaged by radiation.

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Chain Reaction

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Uploaded: June 21, 2011

This activity demonstrates to students how changes in a population within a food web will have widespread effects on the other local populations.

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NASA's BEST Engineering

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Uploaded: June 20, 2011

NASA's BEST Engineering has developed a series of activities and videos for use by teachers to introduce concepts important to understanding basic engineering skills. This web site within the Goddard Science Visualization Studios posts the current BEST Engineering videos available for download in multiple formats.

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Moon Phase and Libration

Quicktime Video (Grade Level: K-12)

Uploaded: June 20, 2011

NASA Animator, Chris Smith, has created an animation that shows wonderfully detailed images of the moon with an explanation of its phases and eclipses as seen from the Earth. This marks the first time that accurate shadows at this level of detail are possible in such a computer simulation. The shadows are based on the global elevation map being developed from measurements by the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). LOLA has already taken more than 10 times as many elevation measurements as all previous missions combined. The Moon always keeps the same face to us, but not exactly the same face. Because of the tilt and shape of its orbit, we see the Moon from slightly different angles over the course of a month. When a month is compressed into 12 seconds, as it is in this animation, our changing view of the Moon makes it look like it's wobbling. This wobble is called libration. The word comes from the Latin for "balance scale" (as does the name of the zodiac constellation Libra) and refers to the way such a scale tips up and down on alternating sides. The sub-Earth point gives the amount of libration in longitude and latitude. The sub-Earth point is also the apparent center of the Moon's disk and the location on the Moon where the Earth is directly overhead. The Moon is subject to other motions as well. It appears to roll back and forth around the sub-Earth point. The roll angle is given by the position angle of the axis, which is the angle of the Moon's north pole relative to celestial north. The Moon also approaches and recedes from us, appearing to grow and shrink. The two extremes, called perigee (near) and apogee (far), differ by more than 10%. The most noticed monthly variation in the Moon's appearance is the cycle of phases, caused by the changing angle of the Sun as the Moon orbits the Earth. The cycle begins with the waxing (growing) crescent Moon visible in the west just after sunset. By first quarter, the Moon is high in the sky at sunset and sets around midnight. The full Moon rises at sunset and is high in the sky at midnight. The third quarter Moon is often surprisingly conspicuous in the daylit western sky long after sunrise. Celestial north is up in these images, corresponding to the view from the northern hemisphere. The descriptions of the print resolution stills also assume a northern hemisphere orientation. To adjust for southern hemisphere views, rotate the images 180 degrees, and substitute "north" for "south" in the descriptions.

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Build A Solar Oven

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 7-9)

Uploaded: June 16, 2011

An engineering Design Challenge to design and build a solar box cooker, and test it out to see if it works well enough to make S ‘mores.

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Surface Color and Effect of Temperature Change

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 7-9)

Uploaded: June 16, 2011

Students will investigate how surface color affects temperature change.

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Is Grandpa Right, Were Winters Colder When He Was a boy?

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Uploaded: June 16, 2011

Activity uses historic weather information and compares current data to determine if there is a significant temperature change.

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Hydrology Investigation: Model a Catchment Basin

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Uploaded: June 16, 2011

This activity introduces what a catchment basin is and how it works. The students construct a 3–D model of a catchment basin and use the model to investigate basins and water pathways. Use NASA satellite images to further explore the basins and water pathways. Challenge the students to compare and contrast the known features of Earth with what is evidenced in the satellite images of Mars. Here are some links to additional images: Pennsylvania http://gcmd.nasa.gov/records/GCMD_USGS_PA_DIGIT.html China http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/geomorphology/GEO_5/GEO_PLATE_D-5.shtml Mars http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/news/releases/2003/03images/marslake/marslakes.html http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mro/newsroom/pressreleases/20030212b.html

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Vegetable Light Curves

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 7-9)

Uploaded: June 16, 2011

In this activity, students will observe the surface of rotating potatoes to help them understand how astronomers can sometimes determine the shape of asteroids from variations in reflective brightness.

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Where do we choose to live and why?

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 7-9)

Uploaded: June 16, 2011

Part of the Mission Geography Educator Guide. This activity is Module 2 of Mars and Earth the Quest for Life. In Investigation 1 - Where do we choose to live and why? , students use a nighttime image to observe areas of light across the United States and to identify patterns and spatial distributions of human settlements. They explain the reasons for these patterns by answering questions and making inferences about what they observe. Then this knowledge is applied to identify similar patterns and spatial distributions on an unidentified region of the world using a color topographic map and nighttime image.

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Year of the Solar System: Missions

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Uploaded: June 16, 2011

This is a Web site containing an up-todate comprehensive review of all planetary missions launched during the Year of the Solar System.

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Cool Suits

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Uploaded: June 16, 2011

This activity engages students in testing and analyzing the relationship between reflection/absorption and color of the International Space Station Extravehicular Mobility Unit. Also for this activity, have the students observe the NASA’s 21st Century Explorer 30-second newsbreak, “How will your imagination help you become an explorer?” Download the newsbreak at http://education.jsc.nasa.gov/explorers/p12.html

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Can you show that the temperature of air has an effect on it's effect on its weight and its directio

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

Uploaded: June 16, 2011

This activity has two important purposes: To challenge the learner to develop a procedure for investigating a research question and to learn more about factors affecting the dynamics of air in motion.

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Keeping Your Cool

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Uploaded: June 16, 2011

This activity demonstrates the principle behind the operation of the International Space Station Extravehicular Mobility Unit liquid cooling garment.

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Does Air Have Weight? How Do You Know?

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Uploaded: June 16, 2011

The purpose of the following activity is to verify that air has weight and that this fact can be concretely illustrated. This activity originated from Meteorology: An Educator’s Resource for Inquiry-Based Learning for Grades 5–9.

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How Much Water is Available in the Atmosphere for Precipitation?

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Uploaded: June 16, 2011

The purpose of this activity is to have students explore the relationship between the amount of water in the atmosphere available for precipitation and the actual precipitation observed by satellite. Students will examine global moisture and precipitation, examine seasonal changes in precipitation, and practice finding data using Internet resources.

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Does Cloud Type Effect Rainfall?

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Uploaded: June 16, 2011

The purpose of this activity is to explore the relationship between the amount of water in the atmosphere available for precipitation and the actual precipitation observed by satellite. Part of the My NASA Data series.

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Creature Feature

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

Uploaded: June 16, 2011

This activity is made up for four parts: "The Truth is Out There," "Who Knows?" "Tell it like it is!," and "Truth Revealed." The "Truth is Out There" is an activity that challenges the students to use appropriate descriptive language in a scientific observation. The "Who Knows?: activity provides the opportunity for one students to draw a creature being described by another student. "Tell it Like it is!" encourages the proper use of scientific instruments in collecting detailed data in an observation. The "Truth Revealed" is the assessment phase of the activity that looks specifically at the completeness of the student observations.

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Space Weather Action Centers

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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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Earth vs. Mars—What similar physical processes occur on both Earth and Mars?

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 7-9)

Uploaded: June 15, 2011

In this activity, students work in pairs to compare and contrast the physical processes that may be inferred through the observation of images of both Mars and Earth. They will discuss the processes that have occurred on the Earth and the outcomes that have resulted and transfer this knowledge to the interpretation of the processes that may have occurred on Mars.

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Solar System Missions

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Uploaded: June 15, 2011

Students research recent discoveries about our solar system using NASA Internet sites.

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Bag of Bones

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

Uploaded: June 15, 2011

In this activity, students will be able to identify the effects of decreased bone mass (osteroporosis) and describe why healthy bones are important in space and on Earth.

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Detecting Planet Transits

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 6-8)

Uploaded: June 14, 2011

Students model NASA's Kepler mission observations of planetary transits (a planet moving in front of a star) by standing in a circle with model star (light bulb) in the center, and observing, through rolled up paper viewing tubes, a "bead" planet orbiting the star.

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Destination Mars

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Uploaded: June 14, 2011

This lesson is designed to increase students' knowledge, awareness, and curiosity about the process of scientific exploration of Mars. As scientists look for evidence of life on Mars, they will focus on how to get there: Navigation and Trajectory.

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How Does the Earth's Energy Budget Relate to Polar Ice?

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Uploaded: June 14, 2011

Uses satellite data to understand how the net flux of the radiation budget relates to the amount of ice present in the Northern Hemisphere. Students will use real satellite data to discover trends in data maps and will correlate two data parameters to discover a relationship. Part of the My NASA Data series.

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Crew Exploration Vehicle Design Challenge

URL (Grade Level: 7-9)

Uploaded: June 13, 2011

Students will design and build a Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) that will carry two cm-sized passengers safely and to meet the following constraints: 1. Safely carry two little plastic people. You must design and build a secure seat for these people, without gluing or taping them in place. The people should stay in their seats during a Drop Test from over your head. 2. Create a hatch that can open and close on your vehicle. 3. Fit within the 4” mailing tube provided (or the size constraints as indicated).

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Views: 1109
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Curveball Simulator

URL (Grade Level: 6-12)

Uploaded: June 08, 2011

With this software you can study how a big league pitcher throws a curveball by changing the values of the factors that affect the aerodynamic forces on the ball. Values include the pitch speed, wind, and weather conditions. These are the same forces that generate the lift of an aircraft wing.

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Views: 1317
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Interactive Sound Waves Simulator

URL (Grade Level: 6-12)

Uploaded: June 08, 2011

With this applet you can investigate how sound waves travel through the air.

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Views: 1370
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AtmosModeler Simulator

URL (Grade Level: 6-12)

Uploaded: June 08, 2011

With this software you can investigate changes in the atmosphere and its effects on aerodynamic variables.

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Views: 1172
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FoilSim III Simulator

URL (Grade Level: 6-12)

Uploaded: June 08, 2011

With this software you can investigate how an aircraft wing produces lift and drag by changing the values of different factors that affect lift and the factors that affect drag.

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Views: 2224

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