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Astronomer Jonathan Keohane explains and presents evidence for the Big Bang Theory in this "Ask a High Energy Astronomer" question and response. Links to a glossary of astronomical terms are included. This is part of NASA's "Imagine the Universe" collection of resources on high-energy astronomy. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Ask an expert
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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In this activity, students study the concept of atmospheric pressure and its role in generating winds and influencing day to day weather conditions. The activity consists of answering a set of questions by accessing keyword links to helper resources. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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In this activity, students construct a model of the seafloor, prepare profiles, and learn how ocean depth is measured. A materials list, instructions, engagement and explanatory information, and a vocabulary list are included. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Physical oceanography
 
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These classroom activities cover topics such as sunspots, the solar wind, magnetic storms, auroras, satellite design, and impacts of solar activity on humans. Included are materials lists, instructions, concluding concepts, and links to related topics Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This set of activities can be performed in the classroom or outdoors. Students will learn about atmospheric moisture, cloud formation, and precipitation by building and using their own instruments, making clouds in a bottle, and creating artificial "rain". Each activity includes materials lists, instructions for teachers and students, concepts, and learnable skills. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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In this activity, students will learn how radar altimetry is used to measure sea surface height, and determine the direction and speed of ocean surface currents from TOPEX/Poseidon altimetry data. Procedures and materials are provided. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Physical oceanography, Space science
 
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This lesson focuses on the effects of volcanic eruptions on atmospheric chemistry. Students will use the internet to acquire data, analyze it graphically, and perform further analyses on recent eruptions and on hypothetical eruptions of their own. Procedures, standards, and links to the necessary materials are provided. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Physical geography, Geology
 
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In this activity, students construct models of the NASA Boeing 757 using the materials and instructions provided. Working in groups, the students fly their gliders in two challenge events involving launches and landings, experiment with altering the configurations of the gliders, and perform statistical analyses of flight data. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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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 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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