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This educational brief provides an overview of the layers of the atmosphere, the effects of the solar wind upon them, and how these effects are mitigated by Earth's magnetic field. It also describes OMNIWeb, an internet-based data retrieval interface for obtaining datasets on solar energetic particles. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: 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 educational brief describes the nature and properties of the Greenland and Antarctica ice sheets. Topics include the thickness and aereal extent of the ice sheets, volume of water contained in them, mass balance, and the mechanisms by which ice is lost from or accumulated by the ice sheets. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Cryology
 
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This educational brief describes the structure of Earth's magnetosphere, how it interacts with energetic particles emitted by the sun, and how it protects Earth from the effects of these particles. Short descriptions of NASA missions to study the magnetosphere, solar wind, and other particle emissions are included. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This educational brief provides an overview of solar activity, including a description of Earth's magnetosphere and of various solar phenomena such as the solar wind, Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs), sunspots, solar flares, and others. A list of links to additional material is also provided. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This educational brief provides a summary of the historical development of our understanding of magnetism and magnetic fields, including a listing of many of the contributions of individual scientists. Links to additional information are embedded in the text. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
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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This short biography of Copernicus describes his major contribution to science, the idea that the planets, including Earth, moved in orbits around the Sun. Links to additional information on related topics are embedded in the text. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Space science
 
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This site displays a brief animation of a supernova explosion and presents an explanation of the types and causes of supernovae. Links to a glossary are embedded in the text. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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At this site, users can access weather and weather-related maps. Subjects include outdoor activities, health and safety, weather details, gardening weather, and links to "Maps of the Week". Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Map
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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