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624 reviewed resources for seeing earth from space

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An Astronaut's View of Earth

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ever wonder what climate change looks like from above? See Earth's struggle through the eyes of Commander Chris Hadfield with a video from the Veritasium playlist. Commander Hadfield describes his amazing journey through the Southern...
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Earth from Space Maps

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students use photo images from space to create a large map of the United States or the world, find where they live and label other places they know. They are exposed to a Web resource that allows them to view photo images of Earth taken...
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Kinesthetic Astronomy: Earth's Rotation

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
After completing the activity, "Kinesthetic Astronomy: The Meaning of a Year," zoom in on Earth's rotation using the same simulation setup and this outline. Each class member dons a map of the Western Hemisphere and plays the part of...
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Tidal Locking—Why Do We Only See One Side of the Moon?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Turn to the dark side ... of the moon, that is! Young space explorers learn why the dark side of the moon is never visible here on Earth in an animated video. The resource shows how the moon formed, its dizzying early orbiting pattern,...
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Is There Gravity In Space?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does space have its own gravity? And, if so, why do astronauts just float around in the space station? Science sleuths examine the forces acting upon astronauts in the International Space Station with help from the narrator. He...
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Muscles and Bones in Space

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Being an astronaut takes not only high mental acuity, but also a high level of physical fitness, especially for those who spend a long amount of time away from Earth, such as the astronauts serving on the International Space Station....
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NASA Visualization Explorer

For Students 4th - 12th
Read some of the most up-to-date information available from NASA's current Earth and space research! Along with showcased stories, you will find computer animations and satellite images that help you to view what humans cannot see with...
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Kinesthetic Astronomy: Birthday Stars

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Space explorers take a virtual trip around the sun right within your classroom! They stand in a circle facing away from the "sun" (a lamp) in the center of the room. As they move according to your instructions, they view different...
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Field Trip: Space Flight

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewTake a virtual trip to infinity and beyond. Pupils watch a space visualization that leaves Earth and heads to the ISS and then follows the Apollo missions to the moon. Scholars view detailed images of the space station and its different...
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Space Elevator – Science Fiction or the Future of Mankind?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
In 1895, Konstantin Tiolkovsky proposed the concept of a space elevator. It's now over 100 years later and scientists working toward the concept still aren't sure it is possible. The video explains the concept, the benefit, and the many...
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How Far Away Is Space?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Outer space may be a lot closer than you think! Science scholars model the layers of the atmosphere using transparencies to gain insight into the scale of space. The resource includes ideas to tailor the activity to the skill level of...
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Space Travel Guide

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Neptune takes 164.8 Earth years to travel around the sun. In the fifth of 22 lessons, young scientists create a travel guide to a planet in our solar system. They provide tips for others on what to bring, what they see, and their...
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Space Travel Guide

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Looking to take a trip? Why not go to space? Here, scholars take on the role as travel agent to create a guide to their favorite planet including travel tips and sightseeing recommendations. 
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Earth’s Magnetic Field from Space

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Feel the pull of science! The final installment of this 18-part series is an application of everything learned in the previous high school lessons. Scholars are given a magnetic field map and must propose an arrangement of magnets that...
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Why We Send Animals to Space

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What were the first living things to travel to space? Long before humans went into orbit, scientists sent animals into space to see how space exploration would affect living things. Viewers of an interesting video learn about how animals...
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Can You See What I See?

For Teachers K - 8th
Pupils gain an understanding of the methods used to explore the earth's surface. Students create a time line leading to the first satellite image of the Earth that includes the various methods utilized to observe the earth's surface.
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Could Comets Be the Source of Life on Earth?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
For thousands of years people have observed comets as they pass through the solar system, but could there be more to these celestial bodies than meets the eye? Watch this video to learn how these objects have recently been found to...
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Our Water Planet

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Fresh water is a precious resource. Most kids don't realize how little of the water on Earth is actually drinkable. This instructional activity will help to illuminate them on this important topic. They discus the ratio of water to land,...
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Kinesthetic Astronomy: Mars Opposition Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Your class will watch as one child orbits the sun as Earth, while another orbits as Mars. If the timing is right, they will see the repetitive dance between the two planets and discover how often they are opposite from each other. For...
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The Trash We Pass

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Where does our garbage go? What is the difference between a recyclable and non-recyclable item? Pose these important, but often overlooked, questions to your class and invite them to consider the lasting and damaging effects of the...
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Space Based Astronomy

For Students 5th Standards
How much astronomy can you study with the naked eye? Learn more about the ways scientists explore the galaxy with a short reading passage and set of short-answer questions.
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Lights on the International Space Station

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Groups explore illumination with NASA's Lighting Environment Test Facility (LETF) as a context. Using the TI-Nspire app, groups determine the lux equation that models their simulation. They then use the lux equation to solve problems...
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Where to See an Aurora

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Where can you see an aurora in North America? After completing an astronomy activity, scholars can locate the exact coordinates. Pupils plot points of the inner and outer ring of the auroral oval and answer questions based on their...
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Third from the Sun

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students examine images from space.  In this third from the Sun lesson, students examine images from, Landsat, the satellite launched by NASA in 1972.