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This is an assessment tool to determine student understanding of stellar evolution. An answer key is included. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Space science
 
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This booklet includes 11 problems of increasing difficulty that explore the properties of black holes. Students learn about the relationship between black hole size and mass, time dilation, energy extraction, accretion disks, and what?s inside a black hole by working with a series of math problems that feature simple algebra, scientific notation, exponential functions, and the Pythagorean Theorem. ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Problem set, In-situ dataset
Subject: Mathematics, Physics, Space science
 
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This booklet includes 17 problems relating to the Moon and its exploration. Images from NASA are analyzed to determine image scales and the physical sizes of various crates and features. The probability of meteor impacts near a lunar colony are calculated, and the horizon distance is determined using simple geometry. Also covered are: determining the mass of the Moon, a simple model for the lunar ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Problem set, In-situ dataset
Subject: Mathematics, Physics, Space science
 
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This booklet includes 31 problems that involve a variety of math skills, including scientific notation, simple algebra, and calculus. Topics covered include black holes, ice on mercury, a mathematical model of the solar interior, sunspots, the heliopause, and coronal mass ejections, among many others. (8.5 x11, 28 pages, 11 color images, PDF file) Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Problem set, In-situ dataset
Subject: Mathematics, Physics, Space science
 
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This booklet contains 11 problems and nine ?Extra for Experts? challenges that require the student to determine the scale of an astronomical image involving the lunar surface, Mars, planets, stars and galaxies. With a millimeter ruler, students use provided textual information to determine the image scale (e.g. kilometers per millimeter) and then identify the smallest and largest features in the images ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Problem set, In-situ dataset
Subject: Mathematics, Physics, Space science
 
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This booklet includes 19 problems that explore the topic of radiation and human exposure to its different forms. The problems span math abilities from basic multiplication and unit conversions, to algebra and calculus. For example, students learn about the various natural radiation dosages to which they are exposed daily, work quantitatively with authentic radiation dosage units to estimate the total ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Problem set, In-situ dataset
Subject: Mathematics, Physics, Space science
 
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This booklet is a collection of 15 problems that incorporate data from the Hinode solar observatory. These problems cover topics in sunspot structure, spectroscopy, solar rotation, magnetic fields, density and temperature of hot gases, and solar flares. The math skills covered include finding the scale of an image to determine actual physical sizes in images, time calculations, volumes of cylinders, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Problem set, In-situ dataset
Subject: Mathematics, Space science
 
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This text explores a few of the many concepts that frequently come up in the study of Earth systems and global climate change. Students will be exposed to many problems involving unit conversion. Global climate change reports involve terms such as kilowatt-hour, megawatt-hour, and gigawatt-hour, as well as megatons and gigatons. Students will become versed in converting units where appropriate, and ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Problem set, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Mathematics, Physics
 
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This is the third in a series of four ChemMatters issues devoted to NASA?s Earth Observing System (EOS) Aura mission and it focuses on the chemistry of the mission. ChemMatters is designed and published for teachers to use as a supplement to their first year high school chemistry course, and as a resource for other high school science teachers. Article titles are: Whose Air Is It Anyway (global circulation ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Periodical
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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This DVD combines the latest scientific and educational research to help teachers in grades 8-12 deepen their own and their students? understanding of our universe and of the nature of science. Produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in association with NASA, Beyond the Solar System is filled with video, print, and online resources. It is designed for Earth and space science educators, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Lesson plan, Ref. material
Subject: Space science
 
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