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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 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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NASA Might Send a Helicopter to Mars

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Maneuvering the Curiosity Rover is a little more complicated than driving in a video game! NASA researchers use photos from the rover and satellites to determine the direction of travel, and slow-moving communication makes for a...
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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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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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A Symbol of NASA

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
In this NASA worksheet, students explore the shapes that make up the NASA logo. They color the sphere, stars, wing shape, and oval specified colors. Finally, students design their own logo for NASA.
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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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NASA Anniversary

For Students 5th - 10th
For 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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Challanger Mission - Press Conference

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct research on the Challenger Mission, develop written press releases and prepare a Press Conference skit. In this Public Speaking & Informative writing lesson plan, students research the Challenger Mission and prepare...
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A Report on NASA Missions: Past, Present, and Future_x001D_

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore the site Second Life about NASA's missions of the past, present, and future, and write a report on what they learned. In this NASA lesson plan, students report on one of the missions.
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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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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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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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We're Heading to the Sun!

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
NASA currently operates missions to the sun at the center the galaxy as well as the mysterious glow at the outside edge of the solar system. Learn about both missions thanks to an engaging installment from the SciShow Space series....
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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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What We Learned by Putting Cars on the Moon

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Space transportation usually means rockets, but cars play a huge role in exploring the moon. A useful video from the SciShow Space series explains the reason for lunar rovers and many of the discoveries made thanks to these cars. Reid...
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NASA's Mars gamble pays off

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students read an article about NASA and Mars and complete short answer questions about the article. In this Mars lesson plan, students also create a scale model of the solar system.
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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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Why We've Only Ever Seen the Sun's Poles Once

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Traveling to the sun presents many challenges. Learn how the Ulysses mission escaped the orbital plane and flew around the sun in an illuminating video from the SciShow Space series. It details the challenges of the mission and the...
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Let's Investigate Mars

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Take your science class on a hypothetical field trip to Mars with an engaging astronomy lesson. After first learning about NASA's Mars rover missions, young scientists plan their own scientific investigations of Earth's nearest neighbor.
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Breaking News English: One Way Ticket to Mars Mission

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English learning exercise, students read "One Way Ticket to Mars Mission," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 10 true or false questions about the selection.
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JFK Challenge

For Students 4th - 11th Standards
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. And so begins your invigorating, innovative learning experience in the JFK Challenge app! Learners choose from two "missions" and...
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Lunar Rover

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is the shortest distance/time needed to complete a mission? Groups devise a strategy in order to determine the shortest distance and time connecting two points and a segment. They then use graphing, the distance formula, and a...
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On Target

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
NASA's LCROSS mission is dropping a probe into a lunar crater. Groups design a system to travel down a zip line and drop a marble onto a target in the classroom. The groups then modify their designs based upon testing.