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Trends of Snow Cover and Temperature in Alaska

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students gather historical snow cover and temperature data from the MY NASA DATA Web site. They compare this data to data gathered using ground measurements from the ALISON Web site for Shageluk Lake. They graph both sets of data and...
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This House is Made of Mud: Exploring the Shapes in Our Lives

For Teachers K - 1st
Students study about our dependence on the earth's resources for materials. They practice their knowledge of geometric shapes by recognizing them in the context of the story.
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Devastation of Indian Quake

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners read an online article at to determine what happened in India after an earthquake. They determine the magnitude of this earthquake and address the issue of relief efforts from other countries.
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For Teachers 9th - 12th
Dive into the world of plankton. The 17th installment of a 23-part NOAA Enrichment in Marine sciences and Oceanography (NEMO) program introduces different types of plankton. Young scientists then use what they have learned to classify...
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The Solar System Walk

For Teachers 11th - 12th
A unique activity on the solar system, and some of the mathematics associated with it, is here for your high schoolers. Pupils are put into groups of four, and each group is assigned one of the planets from our solar system. They must...
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Chemical Signatures of Asteroid Impacts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What killed the dinosaurs and how do scientists know? Your high schoolers can examine these fascinating questions with a geochemical lens using the engaging 33-minute video, the accompanying data interpretation, and some thoughtful...
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Awesome Saturn

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students brainstorm words that describe Saturn. They view images sent to Earth from satellites. They write poems about the planet using different poetic forms.
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Monster Functions in Space Science I

For Students 10th - 12th
For this solar magnetic field worksheet, students are given 2 equations and use them to find the magnetic field strength and the Bp and Bz for given conditions. they express their answer using scientific notation.
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Meet Meteorology

For Teachers 4th
Students explore meteorology, discuss Earth's atmosphere, create drawings of the water cycle, create meteorology journals, and role play forecasters. Nine lessons on one page; includes unit test.
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Space: The Final Frontier

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders construct a graph to demonstration information that they've learned about the solary system. They also write or illustrate a sonar or lunar eclipse.
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Past Time: Vocabulary Practice

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this past time activity, learners select the word or phrase from 3 choices that means the same as the word in bold in 12 sentences. All pertain to events in the past.
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Solar and Lunar Eclipses

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete a WebQuest in order to better explain solar and lunar eclipses. They observe images and videos of eclipses from around the world.
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Measure for Measure

For Teachers 5th - 8th
How does your class measure up? Young scientists create a scale drawing of the JOIDES Resolution in a collaborative activity. The lesson incorporates mathematical principles with deep-sea exploration to focus on enhancing measurement...
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For Teachers K
Pupils practice rote counting to 20. After a lecture about the planets and the moons that surround them, they identify the number of moons surrounding various planets. Students compare and contrast the quantity of moons surrounding each...
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Global Change- Earth as Home

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners create their own environment. In this environmental protection lesson, students pretend they are the owners of a tropical island. They create jobs for the citizens and develop the island as a model environment.
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The Big Bang Theory: An Evidence-Based Argument

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
What evidence supports the big bang theory? Individuals analyze scholarly resources about the the theory and develop arguments backed by evidence. They brainstorm, share ideas, watch a video, and read articles to complete a graphic...
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Magnetic Fields and Bermuda Triangles

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students map magnetic fields of a magnet using a compass and predict where fields cancel each other to create 'Bermuda Triangles'. In this magnetism activity, students use a compass to map the magnetic field of a magnet. They explain how...
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Orbits Worksheet #2

For Students 9th - 12th
Brief, but beneficial, this resource draws space scientists into the orbit of a moon around its planet. Assignees answer five multiple choice style questions using a diagram of the planet, the moon's orbit, its focal points, and the...
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Meteor Showers

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students use the Internet to discover the wonderful world of comets and meteor showers. They discover how to spot one and predict them using a calendar. They also examine the makeup of meteoroids and meteorites.
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Michigan Food: From Farm to You

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students recognize Michigan on a map and understand how its climate is affected by the Great Lakes. In this Michigan food lesson, students play a trivia game to identify the produce of Michigan. Students relate the climate in each part...
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Modeling the Solar System with Celestia

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners conceptualize the solar system and the objects within it.  For this solar system lesson students create a presentation of their themes and objects then present it to the class.
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Welcome to Mars

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discover the location of the various land rovers on Mars. After watching a video, they discuss the reasons why scientists are interested in possibility of life on Mars. Using the internet, they research the possible...
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Weather, Sea Level Rise and Climate Change Course

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explain the impact of glacial melting to global climate change. In this environmental science lesson, students design an experiment to investigate the effect of salinity change to melting glaciers. They share their results to...
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Divide by Multiples of 10, 100, and 1000

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this vocabulary acquisition learning exercise, students read the paragraph and learn the words spacecraft, orbit, Earth, flight, and moon. Students then write a word from the box to complete each sentence.

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