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Space Place: Honey, I shrunk the data! DLESE Reviewed Collection
In this activity, children see how a 'skyscraper's worth' of information can be shrunk to a tiny handful without losing anything important. An interactive multimedia demonstration shows three different ways to compress data gathered by a spacecraft before sending it back to Earth.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • Informal
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-383
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: NASA JPL