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This is an interactive feature in which in which younger students explore space. After an introduction by astronomer Neil de Grasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, they will follow a series of links that introduce various topics in astronomy: gravity; the planet Mars; our sun; our galaxy (the Milky Way); and the origin of the universe (the Big Bang). The feature concludes with a game in ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Space science
 
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This interactive site introduces the concept of gravitational attraction and provides some examples. It introduces Sir Isaac Newton and points out that he was the first to recognize that the force that keeps the moon in orbit is the same force that pulls a ball to Earth. There are also brief descriptions of the role of gravity in the universe, and a 'thought experiment' in which students try to imagine ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This interactive feature provides younger students with basic information about Mars. Topics include the length of the Martian day, the size of the planet relative to Earth, and its gravity and atmosphere. There are also features on the search for life on Mars and what forms it might take, as well as a downloadable activity in which students conduct an 'interview' with the planet and provide the answers. ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity
Subject: Space science
 
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This question-and-answer feature introduces younger students to some basic fact about our sun. Taking the form of a ficticious interview, it briefly describes the sun's age, size, what happens when stars die, and what sunspots are. It also points out that stars are round, not pointed, as in pictures. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Space science
 
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This feature introduces younger students to our home galaxy, the Milky Way. Topics include its size and shape, where our solar system is located in it, the origin the name, and how many of its stars we can see from our vantage point on Earth. There are additional features that emphasize the vast size of the galaxy and the large numbers (billions) used to describe it, and a question-and-answer feature ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Mathematics, Space science
 
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This site introduces younger students to early discoveries and research into the origins of the universe. The work of Edwin Hubble, who discovered that our galaxy is just one of billions and that the universe is constantly expanding, is discussed, as well as that of Georges Lemaitre, who suggested that everything in the universe was contained in a tiny ball that exploded (the Big Bang). An additional ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Computer activity, Ref. material
Subject: History and philosophy of science, Space science
 
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This resource guides younger students in studying the night sky and looking for constellations and individual stars. Topics include distinguishing stars from other bright objects in the sky, how to keep a sky journal detailing observations, do's and don't's for going out at night to make observations, and some suggestions on what to look for. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Field activity, Ref. material
Subject: Space science
 
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In this activity, students observe and record the appearance of the Moon each night for 29 days (a lunar month). They will cut out the drawings they have made and staple them together to make a flip-book that shows an animation of the Moon as it changes throughout the month. A downloadable, printable log book for recording observations is provided, and the site also features an interactive diagram ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field activity
Subject: Space science
 
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This lesson allows students to compare and contrast three NASA satellites: The Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE), The Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE), and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The lesson includes access to data and images from these three NASA astronomy satellites, contrasting the way the sky appears in three very different electromagnetic wavelengths or colors of light. Other satellite ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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At this site, students learn about the history of Earth imaging and the Landsat satellite program. They develop interpretation skills as they play a game that involves inferring the subjects of various Landsat images. This lesson will help students to be able to show understanding of the history and development of Earth sensing, describe Landsat and its role in modern Earth imaging, and use knowledge ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Computer activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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