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Here students can click on thumbnail photographs of the planets and get a larger view plus several facts about it. This site also has an interactive quiz about the planets. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Photograph
Subject: Space science
 
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In this activity students try to infer the position of magnets attached to the bottom of a cardboard box, solely by observing the movement of a steel ball bearing. This is analogous to how scientists must infer the amount and location of dark matter from the motions of galaxies and stars. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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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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These are the teaching notes for a case study in which students explore the scientific and public policy issues surrounding the advisability of a return mission to Mars for further sampling and, more generally, the question of whether or not there is life on that planet. The case was designed to illustrate the importance of interdisciplinary efforts in scientific research, define the criteria needed ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Case study, Guide for instructor
Subject: Policy issues, Space science
 
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These are the teaching notes for a case study that deals with the question "Was there past life on Mars?" This issue received attention in 1996 when a group of scientists associated with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) held a press conference where they revealed evidence favoring the presence of life on Mars billions of years ago. These findings were publicized days in advance ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Case study, Guide for instructor
Subject: Policy issues, Space science
 
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SkyServer is the public web site for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), a project to create a detailed 3-D map of the universe. The data are grouped in a variety of ways, including an image gallery of famous astronomical objects, and are searchable with tools for browsing star fields, spectra, or plates. There is also a query search function. For teachers there is also a series of astronomy lessons ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Imagery - remotely sensed
Subject: Space science
 
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Carbon is the basis of all organic molecules. It is also one of the most abundant elements in the universe. This video segment illustrates the special characteristics of carbon that make it an essential ingredient for life. The segment is one minute thirty-eight seconds in length. A background essay and list of discussion questions are also provided. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Space science
 
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All the stars in the universe, including the Sun, are nuclear furnaces fueled by fusion. Beginning with the fusion of hydrogen and continuing with fusion of successively heavier elements, stars form all the naturally occurring elements heavier than hydrogen and helium. This video segment illustrates the critical role that stars play in creating the elements, and describes the process of nucleosynthesis, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video, Ref. material
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This resource offers information that will allow students to see just how big each planet and its major satellites are relative to each other in the scale model of the Solar System. Students will see where the planets are in relation to the Sun and to each other and learn just how big the Sun is compared to all the planets in our Solar System. Sections at this site include Planetary Physical Data, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Space science
 
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This article is a Why Files short piece about light and radio wave pollution. These pose a significant problem to astronomers who use sensitive instruments to view the night sky. The pollution essentially 'drowns' out the signals from outer-space. This article explains the problems that exist, and explores possible solutions. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Report
Subject: Space science
 
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