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This educator guide provides information and activities related to meteorites and their origins. Topics include sources and collection of meteorites, meteorite mineralogy and classification, famous meteorite falls, and others. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Module / Unit
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Space science
 
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This teacher's guide provides background information about the moon, its geological history, and progress in lunar science from before, during, and after the Apollo program. A set of activities is provided to demonstrate such concepts as scale models, proportional relationships, rock and mineral identification, and lunar geography. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Module / Unit
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Space science
 
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This teacher's guide for rocketry presents the history, scientific principles and mathematics of rockets through problem-solving and cooperative learning activities. These activities demonstrate the physical principles behind the operation of rockets. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Module / Unit
Subject: Physics
 
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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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As part of this activity, students look in their own homes for foods that contain ingredients derived from seaweed . The activity points out that seaweeds are not really weeds but large forms of marine algae, and that seaweed derivatives are used in a large variety of foods and household products. Objectives, a list of materials, instructions, and a take-home worksheet are included. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Biology, Biological oceanography
 
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Teachers can access a variety of lesson plans and activities on plants. The lessons in this program are interdisciplinary, and are designed to introduce students to plant science. Each lesson plan features introductory and background information, instructions, additional materials for deeper study, and resources lists. A glossary and links to other related sites are also included. A Spanish translation ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Agricultural science, Biology
 
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This tool was designed by NASA engineers to demonstrate and teach principles of microgravity and its relationship to science and math. Teachers may perform a series of demonstrations to provide a visual, physical connection between free-fall and microgravity conditions and to understand why certain experiments are performed under microgravity conditions. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Lab activity, Guide for instructor, Presentation / Demo
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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The Galileo educator site offers educators and students interesting facts about NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and Europa, and many classroom activities. There are activities to interpret new images of new worlds, planets and satellites, navigating the solar system, planetary surfaces, a closer look of Europa, design a spacecraft to test for life on Europa, building a scale model of the Galileo ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Photograph, Glossary, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Cryology, Geology, Space science, Technology
 
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Atmospheric scientists investigating the possibility that human influences are changing the Earth's climate confront a significant problem - how do we actually detect climate change? As they participate in this classroom activity, students will develop the understanding that long-term climate averages are the result of significant annual climate variability and that random climate variability makes ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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