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As part of this activity, students will construct a sundial from paper. Instructions on how to make the sundial itself, orient it correctly, and how to compensate for latitude and irregularities in Earth's orbit are provided. 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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This timeline chronicles events related to magnetospheric exploration, and places them in the broader context of the history of science and technology. It begins in 1000 A.D. with the discovery of the magnetic compass. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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The materials presented here use space and spaceflight to introduce students to two areas of the core science curriculum: the motion of the Earth in space, and Newtonian mechanics. Teachers may use these lesson plans and problem sets as a guide to a sequential course, or as a source for student projects. Topics which are covered include astronomy, mechanics, solar physics, and spaceflight. A mathematics ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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As part of this lesson plan, students will learn about how energy is produced and dissipated by stars, including our own Sun. In addition, materials presented here explain the formation, evolution,and eventual "death" of stars in supernova explosions, and some fundamentals of nuclear physics. Definitions of terms and questions for the class are included. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This glossary provides an alphabetical listing of terms related to physical features, types of activity, and energy radiated by the sun. Links embedded in the text help connect related terms. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Glossary
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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As part of this activity, students assemble a paper model of the sun and answer questions about solar radiation, surface features of the sun, and solar activity cycles. A template for printing and instructions for assembling the model are provided. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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Visitors to this site can follow the life cycle of a star, beginning with its formation from matter exploded outward by the Big Bang, followed by its expansion into a red giant as nuclear "fuel" is consumed, and ending with its "death" in a supernova, after which it becomes a neutron star or black hole. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Video
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This resource offers four videos that explain Kepler's three laws of planetary motion. A brief introduction provides biographical information on Kepler. Links to a glossary are embedded in the text, and written descriptions of what is occurring in the videos are provided. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Video, Sound
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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Readers can learn about the latest advancements in X-ray astronomy, and how the newest generation of instruments are making observations of the behavior of light, matter, and space-time in the vicinity of black holes. These observations are then compared to results predicted by Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. Links to a glossary are imbedded in the text of the article. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Glossary, Ref. material
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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Materials presented here outline some basic concepts associated with space flight. Users can read about orbits and the difference between an orbit and a trajectory, escape velocities for Earth and some planets, launch velocities and transit times for interplanetary flights, and the effects of time dilation for astronauts travelling at near-light speeds. This is part of the famous Rand corporation ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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