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Understanding Electricity Mix Tradeoffs

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Use the accompanying presentation and colorful technology sheets to introduce your class to the 10 different energy technologies. Connect kids to an interactive computer tool that allows them to combine different types of power...
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Graphic Editing

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students use various hardware and software tools to create and edit files which can be used in a presentation. They use a search engine to find and download an image. Students use computer tools to save the image. Once saved, the image...
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Testing Theoretical Probability - Grade Six

For Teachers 5th - 7th
In a three-part instructional activity, learners look at mathematical probability through the use of computer tools. In this mathematical probability instructional activity, students create spreadsheets and analyze them, and examine...
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Do Vampires Really Exist?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students identify and extend a number pattern into very large values, create and interpret a graph, and compare a math model with real-world statistics. They see how math skills and computer tools come in handy for exploring vampires.
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Zoo Welcomes Baby Animals

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students engage in activities to gain a better understanding of endangered animals. In these animal lessons, students use vocabulary and comprehension skills to gain a better understanding of endangered animals. They also watch video...
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Using Cytochrome-C to Explore Evolutionary Relationships

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Learners analyze protein sequences. In this instructional activity on determining evolutionary relationships, students use the Internet tools BLAST and Biology Workbench to look at protein sequences. Learners will compose an essay that...
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A Comparison of Cloud Coverage Over Africa

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students use a NASA satellite data to contrast amounts of cloud coverage over different climate regions in Africa. They explore how Earth's major air circulations affect global weather patterns, and relate to local weather patterns.
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Geometry Vases: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Geometric shapes are used in math and in art. Learners discuss the various names, dimensions, and attributes of geometric shapes, then apply that knowledge to design a vase. They use 3-D shapes to make a cubist-style vase out of clay.
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The Big Hand Challenge

For Teachers K
Students utilize a computer spreadsheet to record and analyze data. In this problem solving lesson, students compare their hand size to that of the principal. Students understand standard and nonstandard measurement.
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Technoartist

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the Microsoft paint program to examine artwork styles and recognize certain features. In this graphic art instructional activity, students incorporate computer technology with visual arts while acquiring basic computer...
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What Color Are Your Skittles?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students create spreadsheets and manipulate data. They collect data, create appropriate graphs and use percentages to describe quantities. Students compare and contrast data. They use spreadsheets to generate a pie chart.
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High Mountain Retreat

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore and analyze atmospheric conditions for a high mountain retreat. They examine the relationship between altitude, atmospheric pressure, temperature and humidity at a particular location. In addition, they write reports...
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Studying Snow and Ice Changes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars compare the change in snow and ice over a 10 year period. In this environmental science instructional activity, students use the live data on the NASA site to study and compare the monthly snow and ice amounts on a map of...
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Carbon Monoxide and Population Density

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders investigate the carbon monoxide level at a fixed latitude to determine if there is a relationship to population density. They download data sets and generate a graph, and find locations using the Earth's coordinate system....
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Scientist Tracking Network

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students correlate surface radiation with mean surface temperature of several geographic regions. They observe how these parameters change with latitude and construct an understanding of the relationship of solar radiation to seasonal...
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How Much Water Is Available In The Atmosphere For Precipitation?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the relationship between the available water in the atmosphere and how it is portrayed on satellites. After examining global moisture and precipitation students research precipitation data graph the results. Using their...
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Ocean Currents and Sea Surface Temperature

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners use satellite data to explore sea surface temperature. They explore the relationship between the rotation of the Earth, the path of ocean current and air pressure centers. After studying maps of sea surface temperature and ocean...
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Seasonal Cloud Cover Variations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, in groups, access data from the NASA website Live Access Server regarding seasonal cloud coverage and the type of clouds that make up the coverage. They graph the data and make correlations between types, seasons and percentages.
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Using Vegetation, Precipitation, and Surface Temperature to Study Climate Zones

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students begin their examination of the climate zones found around the world. Using a software program, they identify the relationship between the vegetation, climate and temperatures of the different zones. They also plot coordinates...
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Passive Voice and Grammar Checkers

For Students 10th - 12th
This handout gives an overview of the passive and active voices as well as pointing out that the grammar checkers in word processing programs mark sentences written in the passive voice as incorrect. While this is not an interactive...
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Bringing Surrealism into the Digital Realm

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers write a three page article on two famous surrealist artist of their times. Then, they compare and contrast their similarities and document in the article website references used on footnotes. Students also use...
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Troical Atlantic Aerosols

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the effect aerosols have upon he weather and climate. They observe NASA satellite images to explore and draw conclusions about aerosol transport. From studying the images, students track the path of aerosols. They...
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Surface Air Temperature Trends of the Caribbean

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the seasonal changes to sea surface and near-surface air temperatures near the equator. They use actual satellite data to track and graph the differences in air and sea temperatures during different seasons in the...
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Linkages Between Surface Temperature And Tropospheric Ozone

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners collect and interpret data to make predictions about the levels of ozone in the atmosphere. Using the internet to collect data students use their collected data to create a line graph for analysis. Learners make mathematical...

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