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This hands-on demonstration of the communications path between scientists and the NASA Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) Satellite shows how scientific data are downloaded from the satellite. The same demonstration can also be used to illustrate how the instruments on the satellite are commanded by scientists on Earth. It gives students a feel for the dynamics of satellite communications and orbital ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan, Video, Ref. material
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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This lesson plan is part of the Center for Educational Resources (CERES), a series of web-based astronomy lessons created by a team of master teachers, university faculty, and NASA researchers. Students download NASA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) images of the Martian polar ice caps from different times to measure and compare the changing Martian and Earth poles. This lesson contains expected outcomes ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Imagery - remotely sensed, Video
Subject: Atmospheric science, Cryology, Space science, Technology
 
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This six-day unit has students investigate the challenges of living and working in Antarctica and how researchers prepare for them, and then evaluate the insulating properties of a variety of fabrics, collecting their findings in a portfolio. The comprehensive curriculum materials at this site include an online activity in which students review the preparation materials given to researchers before ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Cryology, Environmental science, Natural hazards
 
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This site explains why and how people build dams and explores the positive and negative impacts a dam may have on a community, offering questions to probe further. This look at building a dam complements "Down The Zambezi" in the October 1997 issue of National Geographic. The article describes a visit to Africa's Kariba Dam. Also available are teacher-contributed ideas for classroom and familiy activities; ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lesson plan, Tutorial, Index / Bibliography, Discussion / Forum
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography, Hydrology
 
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In this activity, middle school students discover the solar cycle through an investigation of solar X-ray flares. Using X-ray data from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES), they record the total number of flares in their birth month over 11 years. Students then compute the percentage of high class flares which occur for each year and graph their findings to help identify the ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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These three activities discuss the special method the Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (RHESSI) spacecraft uses to make images of high energy X-rays and gamma rays from the Sun. Activity 1 demonstrates how scientists can use the HESSI rotating grids to determine the distance of a flare from the center of the Sun's disk. The position of the flare on the Sun is not completely determined ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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This project teaches students about the Sun and Solar flares. They build a paper model of the Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (RHESSI) spacecraft, launched by NASA to study the Sun in X-rays and gamma rays. Background information about solar flares discusses what they are, where they occur and how often and why we study them. Students also learn how HESSI works. They work in teams ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Ref. material
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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This activity introduces ocean floor mapping and features. It will help students grasp how one can see with sound waves. It will also introduce them to the amount of information contained in sound. The intent is to understand how sonar can help science see the ocean floor. The concept of seeing with all kinds of waves, not just light, can be extended to many areas of science where remote sensing is ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Physical oceanography, Physics
 
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This essay describes the effort being made to predict the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and detect any relationship between it and global warming. Students will discover how computer models are being made of the oscillation and the progress that is taking place. They will also learn about the ramifications of making reliable predictions. The site has links to three other essays on the subject as ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Video, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Technology
 
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This site features a video that illustrates both seasonal patterns and long-term changes in sea ice distribution across the Arctic Ocean. It draws data from two satellite instruments that measure emitted microwave radiation, which helps distinguish open ocean from ice. It shows that during the winter months, a layer of ice forms across vast expanses of the Arctic Ocean and each summer, more than half ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Video, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical oceanography
 
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