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This lithograph provides a full-disk view of Earth photographed by Apollo 17 astronauts, Dec. 7, 1972. The accompanying text describes the view seen in the photograph and the circumstances in which it was taken. Suggestions for activities in which the photograph can be used are also provided. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Space science
 
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This learning system provides a variety of materials on Earth and space sciences, such as images, movies, animations, and data sets. Students, teachers, and the general public can access information on the sun and space weather, astronomy, our planet and solar system, current space missions, space-related mythology and art, and geology. For teachers, there are links to tools for navigating the site, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Structural geology, Hydrology, Biological oceanography, Physics, Space science
 
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This educational brief provides an overview of the types of solar activity and their potential effects on Earth, along with brief descriptions of some spacecraft and instruments that are used to study solar acvtivity. Links to a glossary and to additional information are included. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This NASA educator guide tells the story of why it is important to observe celestial objects from outer space and how to study the entire electromagnetic spectrum. It features a set of hands-on activities and demonstrations which can be performed by teachers to reinforce the concept that Earth's atmosphere interferes with the passage of electromagnetic radiation and to investigate the properties and ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Module / Unit
Subject: Physics
 
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In this activity, students create a model ocean over which "wind" will be blown, and observe the relationship between the wind and the resulting ocean surface currents. The activity reinforces the concept that surface currents in the ocean are mostly caused by wind. A materials list and instructions are provided, and links to a glossary are embedded in the text. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Map
Subject: Physical oceanography
 
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This brief description of the rock cycle is for younger students. They will learn about the processes by which the three types of rocks can be changed into one another. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geology
 
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Students can learn about the plants, animals, climatic conditions, and geographic locations that constitute the various biomes and ecosystems of the world. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Ecology
 
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Using this kit, students may construct paper models of the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. Parts sheets for printing, instructions, and a list of other required materials are included. Links to other related sites are also provided. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Space science
 
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Students may color and assemble this eight-cube paper puzzle of the solar system. Parts for printing, instructions, and reference materials on the planets are provided. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Ref. material
Subject: Space science
 
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Students can construct a scale model of the U.S. Space Shuttle orbiter. Parts, which must be printed on paper, and instructions are provided. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Space science
 
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