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Class Activity: Satellite Tracker

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Demonstrate how the Skywatch website works, locating your city via The International Space Station. Have cooperative groups use string and a protractor to identify an azimuth. When each groups' height has been marked, you will have a...
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Cryosat Mission

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Beginning with general information on satellites and seasons, concluding with polar ice and the Cryosat Mission, this worksheet gives your earth scientists an opportunity to conduct some research. Most of the assignment consists of short...
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View Through a Telescope

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Preparing for an assessment? Here's an activity that will ensure that all class members have the background knowledge they need to demonstrate their skills on a performance task related to the solar system and the tools astronomers use...
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Exploring Space: Scramble

For Students 6th - 8th
Middle-school space science explorers review remote sensing and electromagnetic radiation vocabulary terms by unscrambling them. Consider having space scholars write out the definitions for each after unscrambling. If they take time to...
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Imagers: The Adventure of Echo the Bat Number to Pictures: How Satellite Images are Created

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the three primary colors of light and design a numerical code to represent those colors. They tell how satellites use numbers to create satellite images after completing a number of experimental activities.
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Satellites and the Radiation Budget

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners engage in a prelab discussion about the earth's radiation budget and global warming. They use "trading cards" to find specific websites to research radiation budget questions.
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Snow Cover and Satellites

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore what keeps satellite in orbit around the Earth. In this physical science lesson, students explain how satellites work and their uses in scientific study. They use Google Earth to navigate to different places.
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Where Am I - Navigation and Satellites

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore geography by completing a navigation activity in class. In this satellite positioning lesson, students define terms such as orbit, satellite, GPS and triangulation. Students view diagrams of the Earth's orbit and...
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Eyes in the Sky

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners examine the use of satellites. In this research lesson, students discuss the history of satellites and how we use the information today. They will conduct interviews with older adults who have lived in the changing times from...
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The STEREO Mission: Getting The Message Across

For Students 9th - 11th
In this STEREO satellites worksheet, students are given a chart with the intensity of the signals from the satellites received on Earth and the distances of the satellite from Earth. Students convert the intensity at each distance to...
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NASA Juggles Four Satellites at Once

For Students 9th - 12th
In this NASA satellites worksheet, students read about the Magnetosphere Multi-Scale satellite constellation that NASA will launch in 2013. They solve 4 problems including finding the volume of the MMS constellation, finding how long it...
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A Matter of Timing

For Students 7th - 9th
In this orbital period worksheet, students solve 2 problems about satellites and their orbits. They determine how many days it takes for two satellites to be in "opposition", they find the least common factor between their orbit periods...
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I Know Where You Are!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students determine how the global positioning system works. Students explain the use of global positioning satellites, identify 3 uses for GPS, and identify different locations on the Earth's surface using methods similar to GPS.
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Stars in Your Eyes

For Students 6th - 9th
In this solar system learning exercise, students answer 20 short answer questions about the stars, the planets, the sun and moon, meteorites and constellations.
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Finding the Masses of the Planets

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this planets worksheet, students use the radius and period of orbit for the different planet's natural satellites to determine the mass of each planet. This worksheet has 6 problems to solve.
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Satellite Mobiles K-2

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore satellites and their function. They view a photo essay about the many kinds of satellites and the jobs they do. Afterwards, they construct satellite mobiles, discuss the various features of their satellites, as well as...
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Cities and Seasons

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore how satellite images show seasonal changes in seven cities in North and South America. Through a sequence of images, they study the green-up and brown-down of the seasons and how seasons change over time. Afterwards,...
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Earths Surface

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss the use of satellites and GPS for navigation, tracking, and creating detailed maps. They view satellite images of Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Mammoth Cave, and the Grand Canyon using Google maps. After viewing...
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Introduction To Orbital Mechanics

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students use NASA drawings to build a model satellite for a specific mission. They design a set of drawings for their satellite showing its subsystems as well.
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Predicting the Configuration of the Satellites of Jupiter

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students plot the positions of the planet Jupiter while predicting what the configuration system looks like from Earth. In this configuration of satellites lesson, students photograph Jupiter and its moons to record the motions of the...
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Sea Ice and Satellites

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners study satellites and satellite images using Google Earth. For this satellite lesson, students discuss satellites and how they work. Learners watch a demonstration of how satellites work and learn what they are used for. Students...
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For Students 6th - 8th
In this Sputnik activity, students fill-in-the-blanks in 17 statements using one of the four given choices. They use information about the Sputnik satellite to complete the activity.
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Our Solar System

For Students 6th - 10th
In this solar system activity, students read about the planets, asteroids, meteoroids, comets, and the moon. Then students complete 25 multiple choice, 4 true or false, and 3 short answer questions.
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GPS Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th
In this GPS worksheet, students complete 6 fill in the blank questions about GPS satellite signals, receiver units and the acronyms used in GPS technology.