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In this activity, students will measure the profile of a stream, determine its current velocity at various locations, and examine the sediment on the stream bottom. They will examine the relationships between stream profile and flow velocity and between sediment grain-size and flow velocity. They will also produce a vertical profile of a stream and be able to map as well as define thalweg, point bar, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Field activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Geology, Hydrology
 
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This is an education and outreach site for The Space Science Institute, whose mission is to integrate scientific research with education and public outreach. Their research program includes earth science, space physics, planetary science, and astrophysics. As part of their program, they create instructional materials and classroom activities. This site is divided into five sections: Amazing Plasmas, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Computer activity, Non-profit portal
Subject: Natural hazards, Physics, Space science
 
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More than 155 planets have been found outside of our solar system since the first discovery in 1995, mostly massive Jupiter-like planets in orbits close to their suns. Now, to find an Earth-like planet, scientists are looking for a planetary setup that is similar to our own, in which a Jupiter-like planet lies a good distance away from its sun. This video segment explores how the arrangement of planets ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video, Ref. material
Subject: Space science
 
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This resource provides a textual explanation as well as animated illustration of elliptical orbits with different eccentricities. It also shows how the Sun is at the focus of an ellipse, and some of the math behind elliptical orbits. Beginner, intermediate and advanced versions of the content are available. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal, General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Mathematics, Space science
 
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This computer activity provides information that will allow students to extend their understanding of basic physical concepts that apply to the study of black holes. They will see how physics and mathematics are used to predict the existence and properties of invisible objects. The assessment component is designed to provide students with an opportunity to practice communicating results of their Internet ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Guide for instructor, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 9-12. It focuses on nuclear reactions, specifically fusion which creates energy on the Sun. Other types of reactions are radioactive decay and fission. Students look at these different types of reactions and learn about how they happen, and specifics about the Sun such as solar flares, neutrinos, and solar energy. It ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This section of the Windows to the Universe web site provides information and images about stars including star statistics, and a star gallery. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective of this project is to develop an innovative and engaging web site that spans the Earth and Space sciences and includes a rich array of documents, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal, General public
Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Space science
 
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This data tip from Bridge, the Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center archive, focuses on tides. Students learn how to plan for tide-affected activities by using the NOAA Tide Predictions page to calculate tidal predictions for several days at a site of interest in the coastal United States. Students are also linked to a site with global data where they may generate a graph of tidal predictions ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan, In-situ dataset
Subject: Physical oceanography
 
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This lesson plan presents an introduction to the apparent motion of the Sun across the sky and the way it changes in summer and winter. The goals of the lesson are to recognize the daily motion of the Sun across the sky, defining the main directions of east, west, south and north. The student will also recognize that the locations of sunrise and sunset (for viewers north of the equator) migrate southward ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Space science
 
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In this lesson students learn to recognize the types of tephra, which include a variety of ejected volcanic products, and that the distribution and type of tephra can be used to locate an eruption source and describe the style of an eruption. Students also learn that tephra is classified by size, texture, and composition and as a result of this lesson will be able to identify and describe the origin ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Tutorial
Subject: Geology
 
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