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Mission: Solar System

For Teachers 4th - 8th
NASA and Design Squad Nation aim to inspire a new generation of engineers with five hands-on challenges designed for grades four to eight. Young engineers design a landing device that protects a hard-boiled egg, create robotic arms like...
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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...
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The LCROSS Mission

For Teachers 9th - 12th
True or false: Earth is the only body in our solar system with water. If you said true, perhaps you didn't hear about the LCROSS mission in which NASA crashed a probe into Earth's moon looking for water. Learn about the mission and its...
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The Next Mission to Mars: Mars 2020

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In July of 2020, NASA plans to launch a new Mars rover. An out-of-this-world video explores this exciting mission. It describes goals of the mission and the many challenges involved. It also offers hope for new findings and new...
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Flyby with Juno

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Use literature for interdisciplinary instruction with NASA's mission to Jupiter.
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What's It like at the Edge of the Solar System?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What changes when you leave the solar system and enter interstellar space? First, scientists needed to define the end of the solar system. Using an interesting video, an installment from the SciShow Space series explains how the...
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Breaking Through Gender Roles: The Women of NASA

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Whether recognized or not, extraordinary women were integral to breaking gender barriers and putting Americans into space. For Women's History Month, explore a series of video clips and biographical information that profile these...
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Manned Mission to Mars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
To go or to not to go — the question for a mission to Mars. This resource provides details for a possible manned mission to Mars. Details include a launch schedule, what life would be like on the surface, and how the astronauts would...
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Marsbound! Mission to the Red Planet

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
It's time to go to Mars. Using the provided cards and mat, groups design a mission to Mars. The cards contain information about the different components of the launch and warn about a few mishaps that might occur along the way.
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NASA

For Students 3rd - 12th
Everything you have ever wanted to know about our solar system, space exploration, and more can be found here. Be prepared to clear your schedule; you will be sucked into the app like a star into a black hole.
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Let's Go to Mars

For Students 9th - 12th
Can we really have humans on Mars within a decade? Only time can tell, but here is a video that explains the four challenges that must be addressed in order to have a manned mission to Mars. It also discusses how government programs and...
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3 Things You Didn't Know About Voyager

For Students 9th - 12th
The edge of the solar system is not smooth, but rather a sea of magnetic bubbles. Scientists know this thanks to the observations and measurements from Voyager. A video offers interesting facts about the Voyager mission and the farthest...
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Europa

For Students 9th - 12th
"Europa’s ocean is considered to be one of the most promising places that could potentially harbor life in the solar system,” said Geoff Yoder, with NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. Show a video that shares four surprising facts about...
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Marsbound! Mission to the Red Planet

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Changing one aspect of a mission impacts all the others. Learners consider a list of criteria as they develop their own science questions related to Mars and design a solution while considering all the important systems: computer,...
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Taking the Measure of the Universe

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Four fabulous activities immerse amateur astronomers into measuring objects that we cannot handle. The experiences are applied to NASA's Space Interferometry Mission, which will take measurements of planets around stars other than our...
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Mission: Possible—How Can We Plan an Exploration of Another World?

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
An astronaut's spacesuit weighs 280 pounds and takes 45 minutes to put on — that's a serious suit! The second activity of a three-part series allows pupils to see all that goes into space exploration. Through simulations, groups analyze...
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Rescue Mission Game

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students conduct probability experiments.  In this rescue mission instructional activity, sudents play a game and collect statistical data.  They organize and interpret the data and determine the probability of success.  Students plot...
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once and future MOON

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Beyond the phases of the moon, this comprehensive lesson plan covers geologic history and geology. Amateur astronauts examine photos of the lunar landscape, experiment with the creation of craters, and delve into information about the...
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NASA Anniversary

For Students 5th - 10th
In this NASA Anniversary worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, correct words, multiple choice, spelling, sequencing, scrambled sentences, writing questions, survey, and...
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Mission: Moon!

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students, in groups, participate in a simulated lunar mission. They roll a Lunar Cube to determine the type of information they will collect during their mission and strategize as to which "lunar location" they need to visit and,...
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The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce your class to one of the ways that technology is benefiting humanity. The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission involves the data collected by nine satellites from different countries with a united focus on studying world...
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The Journey to Pluto, the Farthest World Ever Explored

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
In 2006, scientists launched a mission to explore Pluto and beyond. In 2015, after a challenge just days before approaching Pluto, New Horizons completed its first objective. The mission continues, and detailed reports are set to begin...
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On This Day: Apollo 1 Disaster

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Three video clips show real-life news coverage from the Apollo 1 disaster. Young historians learn what events led to the disaster. Clips cover the initial disaster, the astronauts discussing the mission before the launch, and a ceremony...
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The Curiosity Rover Landing

For Students 9th - 12th
What does it take to land a large rover on the surface of Mars? Video explains the challenges including the distance and size. Then it focuses on the process of going from hurtling through space to slowing down enough to survive the...