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NEO Quick Reference Guide for NASA Earth Observations

Presentation in PDF format (Grade Level: 6-12)

Uploaded: July 22, 2013

Use this guide as you explore the NEO website to learn more about datasets and imagery on different topics.

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NASA eClips: Scarab Rover Looks at the Moon

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

Uploaded: April 26, 2012

This video shows how the Scarab Rover makes observations of the Moon.

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NASA eClips: Collecting Data from Mars Using ARES

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Uploaded: April 26, 2012

This video explores the manner in which data can be collected from the planet Mars using the ARES program.

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NASA eClips: Life on Other Worlds

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Uploaded: April 26, 2012

This video discusses life on other worlds.

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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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Mapping Mars (from Destination Mars Guide)

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

Uploaded: April 04, 2012

Students approach studying the surface of Mars in the same way as photogeologists. they interpret evidence showing riverchannels that once flowed on Mars and determine older and younger features.

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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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Reaping Rocks

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

Uploaded: March 26, 2012

Students have a chance to become "SCI rock investigators" by making predictions about the origin of lunar rocks by first collecting, describing and classifying neighborhood rocks.

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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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Moon Math: Craters

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

Uploaded: March 26, 2012

This lesson combines a series of activities to help students understand the physical characteristics of the moon. Objectives Students will: • Create a simulation to model how craters and regolith are formed on the moon. • Practice mathematical principles to determine lunar crater formation characteristics. • Predict the origin of lunar rocks by first collecting, describing and classifying neighborhood rocks. • Demonstrate how the stratigraphy of lava flows is produced by multiple eruptions.

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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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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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Habits of the Mind

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

Uploaded: March 25, 2012

Study the relationships between two items to look into possible connections between items. Throughout history different cultures have looked to the sky for answers that may determine their survival and livelihood. Patterns in solar observations helped to determine crucial times such as when to plant and when to harvest the food to ensure the survival of the group. The first activity is designed to help make connections between events and the seasons of the year. One major connection relates the concept of the seasons to past observations. In the second activity, visualize the four key observation dates located in activity one, from a viewpoint in space looking down on the circle created. Look at the impact of the EArth's orbit around the Sun on seasons.

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Volcanoes, Plate tectonics for the Elementary Classroom

Presentation in PowerPoint (Grade Level: 3-12)

Uploaded: February 16, 2012

This is a powerpoint made up of primiarily USGS and NASA imagery to visually demonstrate Earth Science concepts of volcanism, plate movement, impact cratering and glacial effects on the landscape. There are several movies included in the presentation which should be included in the zip file uploaded here.

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Discover Your World with NOAA

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 1-8)

Uploaded: January 11, 2012

These activities are designed to help you learn more about our world, and how NOAA helps you to explore, understand, and protect our Earth.

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Views: 610
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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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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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Lava Layering

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

Uploaded: June 22, 2011

Simulate repeated volcanic eruptions and how they build a terrain.

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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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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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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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Finding Impact Craters

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Uploaded: June 14, 2011

Images by LANDSAT are provided to students of land formation to determine possible evidence of where impact craters were formed. Students also are provided resources within the Web site to draw conclusions on what would happen in the event if an asteroid struck Earth.

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Searching for Meteorites

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

Uploaded: June 14, 2011

Small balloons are inserted with an assortment of small fragments of rock chips of different colors and then filled with water. Students drop the water-filled balloons and observe and record the debris field pattern of the impact by observing the scattered rock chips where the balloons broke.

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Views: 527
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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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Views: 589
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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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