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In this lesson, students will learn Kepler's three laws of planetary motion and learn about the properties of ellipses. The lesson includes an activity in which they construct the orbit of a planet, and use Kepler's third law to calculate its period of revolution. Objectives, background information, a materials list, instructions, and a student worksheet are included. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This online pamphlet discusses the concept of geologic time. Topics include the relative and radiometric time scales, the use of index fossils in making age determinations, and current thinking on the age of the Earth. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geologic time, Physics
 
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Visitors to this site can read about sunspots, solar wind, solar flares, and coronal mass ejecions. Topics include how they interact with the Earth's magnetic field, auroras, and possible damaging effects of geomagnetic storms on satellites and ground-based technology. A list of "Would You Believe" factoids is included. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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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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Visitors can learn about the IMAGE (Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration) spacecraft, instruments, and mission. Materials include news articles, photos, animations, documentation, and datasets. For educators, there is the IMAGE Public Outreach, Education, Teaching and Reaching Youth (POETRY) site, which provides teachers, students and the interested public with the latest information ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Tutorial, Ref. material
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This article describes the effects of a coronal mass ejection that occurred in January 1997, and the damage it caused to commercial and communications satellites. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This document describes the features and properties of Earth's magnetosphere. Topics include the magnetosphere's shape, descriptions of its features, the Van Allen Belts, particle motions, and magnetic storms. Links to illustrations and tables are embedded on the text. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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At this site, users can access and compare data from a large selection of spacecraft, instruments, and ground-based facilities. Most data is related to studies of solar wind, other particle emissions, and Earth's magnetic field. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This is a group of frequently asked questions and answers about Earth's magnetic field and poles, the magnetic compass, magnetic reversals, and geomagnetic models. Links to maps and illustrations are embedded in the text. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Physics
 
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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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