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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 inquiry-based math/science curriculum explores the conceptual tools which have enabled scientists and engineers to launch satellites like GLAST into space, and to make sense of the data received. In this curriculum, students will measure, scale, graph and problem solve, using examples derived from GLAST. They will compare quantities as orders of magnitude, become familiar with scientific notation, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Mathematics, Space science
 
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This activity gives an easy way for students to measure the relationship between distance and brightness. Once students discover the relationship, they can begin to understand how astronomers use this knowledge to determine the distances to stars and far away galaxies. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Mathematics, Space science
 
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This 26-slide PowerPoint is an introduction to methods of analyzing student cloud observations reported to the S'COOL project and for analyzing corresponding student observation/satellite retrieval pairs. Available from the (Students Cloud Observations On-Line) S'COOL Web site. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Tutorial
Subject: Climatology, Mathematics, 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 building-wide science enrichment program consists of a series of posters and accompanying questions designed to pique student interest in science concepts and their application to the world in which we live. Accompanying each poster are question sheets of increasing difficulty levels that students answer and submit at a designated location (collection box, office, etc.). Random prize drawings ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Presentation / Demo
Subject: Geologic time, Mathematics, Physics, Space science
 
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