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In this lesson, students focus on the tremendous public interest in the potential of extraterrestrial life. Students read and discuss an article about the search for alien life. They then divide into small groups and discuss the issues and implications of this search. Finally, they write about the complex issues involved in this search and its implications in one of several suggested genres. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Space science
 
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The European Space Agency's Mars Express Satellite has recorded images in three different bands of the southern polar cap of Mars, which show both frozen carbon dioxide and water ice. The images are presented with a brief caption and links to other Mars Express imagery and status reports. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed
Subject: Space science
 
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This article from Astrobiology Magazine reports on the discovery of water in "cold" regions of space. Using data from the European Space Agency's Infrared Space Observatory, astronomers have determined that water is abundant in these cold, or quiescent regions of space where there are no stars, and that the majority of it occurs as ice with a small amount of water vapor. It is thought that these cold ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Space science
 
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NASA Investigators working with Mars Odyssey data may have discovered remnants of snow packs that have created a system of gullies in crater walls and other, more unusual places such as ridge crests, sand dunes, and hilltops. Readers of this journal article can learn about the snow packs and their potential to collect and shelter water beneath themselves, possibly providing a favorable environment ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Periodical, Report
Subject: Space science
 
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In this activity, students construct a "comet" from ingredients similar to those found in actual comets. They will learn about the behavior of a real comet by observing their model as the dry ice sublimates, and understand the concept of scale as they compare the size of their model to the size of a real comet. A list of materials and instructions are provided. This activity can be performed as a ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Presentation / Demo
Subject: Space science
 
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This article discusses the possibility that water might exist on the Moon. Topics include some uses for water in space (other than drinking), where the water might be found, and the idea that it may have been 'delivered' to the Moon by comets, which are largely made of ice. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Space science
 
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This article discusses the possible occurrence of water in our solar system. Topics include the necessity of liquid water for life, distribution of water throughout the solar system, and the possibility that there may be liquid water on Mars or on some of Jupiter's moons. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Space science
 
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In this classroom exercise, students will "build" a comet using representative materials. Learning outcomes, concepts, and a link to the comet "recipe" are provided. Safety tips, comet facts, and links to additional information are also included. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Space science
 
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This set of images summarizes what scientists currently know about the occurrence of water ice and water vapor on the terrestrial planets and satellites in our Solar System. Accompanied by a brief description, the Jpeg images show the ice cap at Mars' south pole, ice rafting on Europa, liquid water covering the surface of Earth (the famous 'Blue Marble' photo), and an impact crater on the Moon that ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph
Subject: Space science
 
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The purpose of this lesson is for students to explore the nature and composition of a comet. The student will select ingredients to create a comet and will learn to identify ingredients responsible for a comet nucleus, and how changes in the nucleus when the comet approaches the Sun cause two different kinds of tails to form. Students can explore some facts, myths, and legends linked to the appearance ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Glossary
Subject: Cryology, Space science
 
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