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This article describes an indoor, game-type demonstration, incorporating physics (EM wave modulation), math (binary codes), space technology, and music to show how spacecraft put information into the radio signals they send back to Earth. Beat out rhythms on drums or desks and send messages using the same principles used in space exploration. This article was originally written for and published by ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Space science
 
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This activity allows students to use real satellite data to determine where the greatest concentrations of aerosols are located in the tropical Atlantic region during the course of a year and their source of origin. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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This comic book explains the science of the upper atmosphere, and how the layer known as the ionosphere affects communication and navigation here on Earth. The story features Cindi, an android space-girl and her pet robot dogs, TEKS and TAKS. Her teenage research assistant Roberto receives her data here on Earth. Imaginary space dogs begin the tale of atoms in the upper atmosphere, both ions and neutrals, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Space science
 
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This lesson plan aims to understand how Christopher Columbus made journeys across the Atlantic Ocean by examining wind patterns and data. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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This full color tri-fold brochure answers questions about high energy particles in space and how they are produced, when and where they occur, and how they can affect us. It also includes lists of web and print resources for further study. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Space science
 
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This resource explains how the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft is looking into the ancient history of the universe. Introduces some different types of galaxies, and what scientists hope to learn from GALEX?s survey of nearly the entire universe. Reinforces the reading with a crossword puzzle and a word find puzzle using the new vocabulary from the article. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Ref. material
Subject: Space science
 
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In this activity, students get a feel for how astronomers measure the altitude, or height above the horizon, of a star or any object by building a simple sextant. Students can also build a sundial (using a project developed by Marshall's Space Academy). Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity
Subject: Space science
 
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In this chapter, users explore relationships between air quality and population density using the image visualization tool, Google Earth. Humans discovered long ago that burning fossil fuels was a convenient way to get power. In engines for automobiles and plants that generate electricity, huge volumes of oil, gas, and coal are burned every day. Where many people live together in concentrated areas, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Physical geography
 
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In this lesson, students use the Live Access Server to obtain real sea surface temperature data, to create maps and line graphs, and to make comparisons and conclusions about the effects of El Nino and La Nina. Detailed Procedure and Materials, Vocabulary linked to an On-line glossary, and Teacher Notes are provided. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Physical geography
 
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By matching maps of snow and ice amounts with maps of net radiation flux for the same time frame, students will use the Live Access Server to explore how the net radiation flux has affected the snow and ice amounts in the Northern Hemisphere, as well as how the presence of snow can affect the net radiation flux due to surface reflection. Detailed Procedure and Materials, Vocabulary linked to an On-line ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Physical geography
 
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