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In this activity, students construct a scale model of the solar system using a tape measure or a very long roll of paper. A calculation tool is provided to determine the correct scaled distances and planet sizes. A brief discussion of the concept of the vast distances of space is included, along with links to other solar system resources. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Calculation / Conversion tool
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This photo gallery features an extensive selection of imagery of many types of objects in space. The gallery is divided by type of object: solar system (planets, asteroids, comets, etc.), astronomical objects (nebulae, galaxies. etc.), and other images (sun, spacecraft). Detailed captions are provided for some images. Indices are provided for imagery from three major sources: Galileo, the Hubble Space ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This simulator allows the user to manipulate seasons on Earth or the other planets. The target planet, viewpoint, date and time, field of view, and other options may be chosen. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), General public
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This activity will allow the student to look at real-time satellite, radar, and derived imagery to study the growth and development of thunderstorms. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material, Educational portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Geophysics, Hydrology, Physics
 
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This site provides a description and graphic representation of the Coriolis Force, with links to a video and related sites. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Video, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Hydrology, Physical oceanography, Physics, Space science
 
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This alphabetical list of links explains a variety of scientific phenomena. Clicking on the name of a particular phenomenon will provide the user with a written definition or description and a list of links to exhibits (another part of the site) which illustrate it. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Glossary
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Space science
 
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This is an introduction to the concept of seafloor spreading proposed by Harry Hess in the early 1960's. This site offers multiple links to further examine this geologic hypothesis. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Physical geography, Geophysics, Structural geology, 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 article explains the life cycles of stars. Topics include the effect of a star's mass on its life cycle, and what happens when stars reach the end of their life spans. Links to a glossary are embedded in the text. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Glossary, Ref. material
Subject: Chemistry, Physics, Space science
 
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Visitors to this site can read accounts and view video webcasts about recent astronomical events and NASA missions. Links to related activities and sites are included. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material, Educational portal, Calculation / Conversion tool
Subject: Atmospheric science, Physics, Space science
 
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