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126 resources with the concept outer space

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STEM on Station

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The STEM on Station series offers students the next best thing to being astronauts on the International Space State. The 18 NASA videos in this collection bring viewers into the space station to observe how these teacher scientists live,...
7:00
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5 Amazing Stars We’ve Discovered in Space

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists estimate as many as 400 billion stars may exist in our galaxy alone. As part of a larger physics series, an out-of-this-world video introduces five amazing stars. Each star holds the record in something!
6:07
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How To Clean Up Space Junk

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
NASA tracks around 20,000 pieces of debris orbiting Earth. The garbage humans leave in space cause problems for space exploration, satellites, and communication. One group of scientists hopes to clean up the junk and make this planet...
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Toilet Paper Solar System

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Can we model how large the solar system really is? Attempt an astronomical feat with a hands-on-activity that uses a roll of toilet paper. Young scientists measure the distances of the planets from the sun to create a scale model of the...
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Making Regolith

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
You may not be able to take a field trip to the moon, but that doesn't mean your class can't study moon rocks. Using graham crackers as the moon's bedrock and powdered donuts as micrometeorites, young scientists simulate the creation of...
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Designing a Crew Exploration Vehicle

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Take your class on an out-of-this-world adventure with this fun engineering design instructional activity. Working in small groups, young scientists design, build, and test crew exploration vehicles using some creativity, teamwork, and...
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Food for Spaceflight

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
When astronauts get hungry in outer space, they can't just call and have a pizza delivered. In order to gain an appreciation for the challenges associated with space travel, young learners are given the task of selecting, testing, and...
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Get a Leg Up

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Traveling through space is an amazing experience, but it definitely takes a toll on the body. After reading an article and watching a brief video, learners perform an experiment that simulates the effects of zero gravity on the human body.
5:30
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The Dust Bunnies That Built Our Planet

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What are space dust bunnies and why are they important to us? Pupils explore space dust bunnies and how these particles helped form the planets. To understand the phenomenon, class members investigate the chemistry behind dust particles...
4:15
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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...
5:43
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A New Origin Story for Mars's Moons

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The brightest and densest protocluster ever observed by scientists makes that area the most active region of space. Learn about the area and the formation of galaxies before our eyes as part of the SciShow Space series. Hank Green also...
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Astropup Part One

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Space and dogs—two great ways to get young listeners interested in a story! A two-part audiobook features a tale about a dog named Bonzo and his astronomical adventure through outer-space. 
2:41
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What's in the Darkest Part of the Sky? The Hubble Deep Field

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Prepare to be amazed! Look deep into the darkest part of the night sky, courtesy of a video from a vast physics playlist. Young astronomers see hundreds of galaxies through the eye of the Hubble Telescope. 
4:20
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Why is NASA Sending a Spacecraft to a Metal World?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can we journey to outer space to learn more about inner Earth? Discover the method to NASA's madness with an enlightening short video. The narrator explains the composition of the asteroid the resource is studying, what scientists hope...
12:15
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Nebulae

For Students 6th - 12th
A star is born! Introduce young astronomers to the characteristics of nebulae in a narrated video. Discover what they are made of, why some reflect light and others glow on their own, and the locations of several notable nebulae. The...
11:40
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The Oort Cloud

For Students 6th - 12th
What lies beyond our solar system? Share an interesting video describing the Oort Cloud with astronomy scholars to find out! The narrator explains that this far-flung region, along with the scattered disk and Kuiper belt, is the...
4:07
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How Small Are We in the Scale of the Universe?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
There are so many galaxies in the universe that the vast majority of them are too distant for the human eye to perceive. An astronomy video discusses the Hubble Telescope's Deep Field image from 1995 and the eXtreme Deep Field image...
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Moon Phase Mania

For Teachers 7th Standards
Now you see it, now you don't. Our moon seems to pull a disappearing act from time to time—but why? Take your seventh grade scientists above and beyond to discover the truth about the moon and the role it plays in Earth's little corner...
1 In 1 Collection 2:46
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2015's Solar Eclipse

For Students Pre-K - 5th Standards
In addition to celebrating the anticipation of 2015's solar eclipse, the host, Jessi, examines what the phenomena is and why it occurs in a brief yet informative video.
1 In 1 Collection 4:10
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Explore the Solar System: The Gas Giants

For Students Pre-K - 6th Standards
Take a trip to space's gas giants, also known as the outer planets—Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune—with an interesting video equipped with a spirited host, a cartoon sidekick, and bright, colorful graphics.
1 In 1 Collection 4:14
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Explore the Solar System: The Rocky Planets

For Students Pre-K - 6th Standards
Take a trip to the rocky planets—Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars—with an engaging video that details their unique attributes.
1 In 1 Collection 3:08
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What Is the Milky Way?

For Students Pre-K - 5th Standards
The Milky Way is the focus of an engaging video that details the galaxy in which we live, equipped with an energetic host, a cartoon sidekick, and eye-catching graphics.   
1 In 1 Collection 3:14
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Take a Tour of the Space Station

For Students Pre-K - 6th Standards
Take a step into the International Space Station with an entertaining video that thoroughly details all the going on when astronauts call their home ISS
1 In 1 Collection 3:08
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Lunar Eclipses

For Students Pre-K - 6th Standards
A lunar eclipse or the red moon? This is the focus question of a captivating video hosted by the knowledgable and energetic Jessi and her mouse sidekick Squeaks. Here, the two examine the what, why, and how of lunar eclipses and...