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Think Like a Geologist

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Teach young scientists to think like geologists with a two-lesson collection that has them examine all kinds of evidence to peel back the layers of geological history. In the first lesson students examine examples of the Principle of...
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Dark Matter NASA Conference

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young scholars calculate the escape velocity of planets in our solar system and use that knowledge to calculate the escape velocity for NGC 2300 group. They then suggest reasons for the escape velocity to be higher than possible given...
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Next Generation Science Standards

For Students K - 12th Standards
Are you having trouble deciphering the Next Generation Science Standards on the website, or just trying to find the standards for your grade in a quick-and-easy format? If so, here is a free and easy-to-navigate app made with you in mind.
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Kinesthetic Astronomy: Mars Opposition Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Your class will watch as one child orbits the sun as Earth, while another orbits as Mars. If the timing is right, they will see the repetitive dance between the two planets and discover how often they are opposite from each other. For...
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Four Ways to Understand the Earth's Age

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Cartoon children compare the earth's age to timescales that we understand:a calendar year, the thickness of a book, the human lifespan. This smart film clip is definitely worth adding to your geologic timescale lesson! If you subscribe...
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Spinning Black Holes

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why is the spin of a black hole important? Scholars explore spinning black holes and how they relate to momentum, matter, and mass. They investigate the different parameters that are used to measure black holes by understanding how they...
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Why Are the Inner and Outer Planets Different?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How did the planets form? An interesting video from the SciShow Space series identifies the differences between the inner and outer planets and how the history of the solar system's sun put everything in its place. Viewers also learn...
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How To Build A Space Station

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Space stations provide opportunities for space exploration and research. Individuals see how scientists build space stations and put them into space. Viewers explore the history of space stations, the different types of space stations...
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Where Do You Weigh the Most?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How much do you actually weigh? It all depends on gravity. Scholars explore why gravity varies in different locations and how these variations affect weight.
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Finding the Crater

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
A mass extinction event caused by an impact usually leaves a crater. Scholars use data from 10 different sites around the world trying to determine where to look for the crater. They use data, listing the amount of various minerals to...
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Distribution of Elements in Earth’s Crust

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do scientists know the difference between a meteorite from space and a regular rock from the earth? Scholars read a passage and answer comprehension questions about the creation of the solar system. They extrapolate the main ideas to...
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Calculating Iridium Fallout from an Asteroid Impact

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should we be afraid of a large asteroid impact on Earth today? Young scientists estimate the size and composition of an asteroid similar to the one that caused the K-T mass extinction. They apply algebraic formulas to answer questions...
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Tour of the Universe

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Understanding the size of the universe and its many galaxies challenges perceptions, and this visual journey through the universe helps create a scale. Starting from Earth and going out past our galaxy, thus backwards in time, the entire...
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ESS1B - Earth and the Solar System

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
The motion of the earth around the sun creates many different patterns in our world. Watch as a video instructor explains the patterns of moon phases, sunrise and sunset times, seasons, tides, and constellations among others. He also...
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Orbital Motion

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why do planets orbit the sun in ellipses when moons orbit their planet in circles? Pupils control the semi-major axis, eccentricity of the orbit, and position angle. The resulting orbital appears with the related force vectors as...
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Journey to Mars

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why are there launch windows when traveling to outer space? Scholars explore the trajectory of traveling from one planet to another. By adjusting the departure and destination planets, as well as the launch date, they observe the ideal...
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Enceladus, I Barely Knew You

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons, holds water beneath its surface. The lesson is an interesting tutorial where pupils learn about Saturn's rings and one of its moons, Enceladus. Pupils move through the tutorial at their own pace,...
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What's in Our Universe?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Was the universe created or has it always existed? Here is a five-part series about the origin and evolution of our universe. To start, part one looks at celestial objects and allows pupils to discuss and share their knowledge about...
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Give Me a Boost—How Gravity Assists Aid Space Exploration

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The propellant needed for space explorations runs in the thousands, while paying to get the craft into orbit costs millions! In the second installment of three, two activities explore laws of conservation of energy and momentum. Using...
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Listening for Rings from Space

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Lasers are so precise, they can detect a change the thickness of a human hair in the distance from here to the nearest star. To replicate NASA's LISA mission to measure gravitational waves in space class members build a model of a laser...
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What’s the Matter?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
This space is reserved for matter. After finding the density of a foam ball, young scientists predict the density of a larger ball. When they encounter a discrepant event, they must theorize an explanation. These concepts are linked to...
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Planet Line-Ups

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Should Pluto be considered a planet or a dwarf planet? Scholars research planets in our solar system to understand their similarities and differences. It also includes memory activities related to the order of the planets. 
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Determining the Nature, Size, and Age of the Universe

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Prompt scholars to discover the expansion of the universe themselves. Using photographs of other galaxies, they measure and then graph the size and distance of each. Finally, they draw conclusions and prove the universe is expanding.
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Pluto or Bust!

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What needs to go into a satellite that is going on a very long trip? This resource provides information about the New Horizon spacecraft and its mission to study Pluto. The packet includes a section with information about the...