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This activity demonstrates that there is not just one correct answer to be found to any particular problem and that there is room for different interpretations of data. In addition it will help students to consider the degree of reliability afforded to different observations and the extent to which science can be certain about the ideas put forward. Finally, it will encourage them to consider social ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Glossary, Ref. material
Subject: Geologic time, Geology
 
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This site describes the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 301 through the eyes of an eighth grade teacher participating in the Teacher at Sea Program. Expedition 301 is part of a multidisciplinary experiment to evaluate the composition, structure, physical properties, chemistry, fluid flow, and biological communities on the east flank of the Juan de Fuca Ridge. During the expedition ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Physical oceanography
 
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This article reports on a study, conducted at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS), in which researchers found depleted ozone levels and greenhouse gases are currently contributing to cooler South Pole temperatures. However, this trend is likely to reverse in the next 50 years. Low ozone levels in the stratosphere and increasing greenhouse ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Report
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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In this activity, students will participate in a simulated fossil hunt or archeological excavation. Working in groups, they will excavate fossils or artifacts buried in a container and tag, number and label, and record the position and details of each object encountered. They will make site sketches as each layer is removed. When all the objects have been found, and all the information obtained, the ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Paleontology
 
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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and how far away it can detect light. Students look at this telescope and its images and then debate in teams over whether or not large amounts of money should be spent using the HST to search for other planets that may have life on them. It includes objectives, materials, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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This lesson plan is part of the Center for Educational Resources (CERES), a series of web-based astronomy lessons created by a team of master teachers, university faculty, and NASA researchers. It is designed to help students understand that planets travel in nearly circular orbits around the Sun, and that planetary motion obeys laws defined by Kepler and Newton. Students look at websites demonstrating ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Space science
 
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This activity takes students to the Bozeman, Montana area, where many dinosaurs once lived. They will gain an understanding of paleontological field work by analyzing evidence, developing hypotheses about dinosaur behavior, and supporting their hypotheses with evidence. This lesson contains materials needed, procedure, and extension ideas. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Paleontology
 
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This resource is part of the Science Education Gateway (SEGway) project which is a national consortium of scientists, museums, and educators working together to bring the latest science to students, teachers, and the general public. It makes use of text, photographs, scientific illustrations, and animations to describe the origin, characteristics, and history of comets, as well as the extinction of ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Space science
 
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This resource is part of the Science Education Gateway (SEGway) project, funded by NASA, which is a national consortium of scientists, museums, and educators working together to bring the latest science to students, teachers, and the general public. Is there ice on Venus? If so, what kind of ice is it? In this activity, students find the answers to these questions by using internet resources. The ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Imagery - remotely sensed
Subject: Cryology, Space science
 
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This Discovery Channel website explores the features of our universe. There are three sections covering various aspects of the universe, as well as a section for teachers with tips for using the website in the classroom. The Stargazers section discusses the top ten astronomers who have contributed to our current understanding of the universe: Kepler, Galileo, Brahe, Copernicus, Hubble, Einstein, Newton, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material, Sound
Subject: Space science
 
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