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This article discusses how graphic representations of data helped make recognizing patterns easier. The use of maps of surface temperature in the Pacific Ocean to detect El Nino events is cited as an example. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material
Subject: History and philosophy of science
 
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This movie brings attention to humanity's fascination with the Sun, and how it has been viewed by various civilizations in the past. A link is provided to a document that describes the Sun's physical characteristics and properties. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video
Subject: History and philosophy of science, Space science
 
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This page is part of NASA's website "From Stargazers to Starships". It discusses the evolution of scientific thought concerning the nature of the solar system, beginning with the earth-centered solar system advocated by Hipparchus and Ptolemy. Ptolemy's idea that the sun and planets moved around the Earth persisted for nearly a thousand years until Copernicus and Galileo, using his newly-invented ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: History and philosophy of science, Space science
 
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Teachers can examine and choose from a large selection of lesson plans involving aeronautics and space flight. Topics include aerospace, aircraft models, aircraft design, planetary flight, the Wright brothers and their aircraft, and others. The lesson plans cover grade levels from K-12, but most are for grades 5-8. They are organized by title, subject, topic, and grade level. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: History and philosophy of science, Physics, Space science
 
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Visitors to this site can choose from a set of links to materials on basic astrophysics, cosmic radiation, features and behavior of the sun, and space weather. An "Ask Us" feature, a glossary, and a selection of links to related sites are included. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Glossary, Ref. material, Ask an expert, Clearinghouse
Subject: History and philosophy of science, Physics, 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, General public
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lab activity, Photograph, Book - text, Educational portal, Ask an expert
Subject: Atmospheric science, Geology, Geophysics, History and philosophy of science, Hydrology, Physical oceanography, Physics, Space science
 
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The Exploratorium was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. This homepage provides a vast array of links to science resources of many types. Teachers can access activities, publications, information on field trips to the museum, and a digital library of photos and movies. General interest materials include online versions of exhibits, a microscope imaging station, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Educational portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Geologic time, Geology, Paleontology, History and philosophy of science, Mathematics, Physics, Space science, Technology
 
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