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Rocket Science 101
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On occasion, when one is asked to describe a common activity or ...

On occasion, when one is asked to describe a common activity or simple concept, the other party may exclaim, ̢ĺŰĺĎWell, it̢ĺŰĺŞs not exactly rocket science.̢ĺŰĺ Well, this website is exactly that: rocket science. To be more precise, NASA has created this elegant and visually stimulating demonstration website that allows guests the opportunity to learn how two different types of rockets (the Delta II and the Atlas V) are constructed. First-time visitors will most likely want to take advantage of the short tutorial that explains the basic part of the launch vehicle, how it is constructed, and how all of these parts effectively help launch a NASA spacecraft. After looking over this section, visitors will want to get started on constructing their own rocket. They will have the opportunity to learn about different parts of each device, and then select each item for the rocket. At the conclusion, visitors will get to see a demonstration of how each rocket works during flight.

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Engineering
Education
Space Science
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Internet Scout Project
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Phoenix Mars Mission: Mars 101
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This tutorial provides an overview of the current state of knowledge about ...

This tutorial provides an overview of the current state of knowledge about the planet Mars. The introductory section describes the Martian surface, atmosphere and weather, gravity, and other general features. There are also sections on Mars' polar regions, habitability and the odds that life may exist, the occurrence of water, and the climate history of Mars.

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Education
Mathematics
Geoscience
Space Science
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AMSER LAR Collection
Chandra 101: Overview for Teachers and Students
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This product provides basic information about topics pertaining to the Chandra X-Ray ...

This product provides basic information about topics pertaining to the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. The site offers information and links for those who wish to investigate further.

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Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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NASA
UCAR Staff
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NASA Wavelength
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Cosmology 101
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This is is a primer on scientific efforts to understand the origin, ...

This is is a primer on scientific efforts to understand the origin, evolution, and fate of the universe. Among the questions it explores: What types of matter and energy fill the universe? What is the age and shape of the universe? How rapidly is it expanding? The website examines the Big Bang theory, as well as tests and limitations of the theory.

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Education
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE Digital Library
NASA
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
DLESE Community Collection
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Chuck Bennett
101 Crazy Theories About Dinosaur Extinction
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This document presents a number of theories, both plausible and implausible or ...

This document presents a number of theories, both plausible and implausible or even humorous, for the extinction of the dinosaurs. Links to a glossary are embedded in the text. A reading list and links to related sites are also provided.

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Life Science
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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UCAR Staff
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NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Earthquakes 101
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By watching this National Geographic video, you will learn all about earthquakes! ...

By watching this National Geographic video, you will learn all about earthquakes! You will learn what causes them, how many occur daily, and where they usually happen. The video will also tell you about some of the earthquakes that have occurred in the United States.

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Education
Geoscience
Space Science
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SMARTR
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SMARTR: Virtual Learning Experiences for Youth
National Severe Storms Laboratory's: Severe Weather 101
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This education website from NOAA has: facts on tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning and ...

This education website from NOAA has: facts on tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning and thunderstorms; lessons on weather symbols, maps and systems; an extensive list of weather and climate resources for teachers and a list of weather links including weather data. Additionally, the site includes all the latest meteorological research including tornadogenesis and lightning.

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Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
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Bridge-NOAA Collection
Plate T-11: Appalachian Mountains
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Appalachian Mountain landforms clearly demonstrate the relation of plate tectonics and structure ...

Appalachian Mountain landforms clearly demonstrate the relation of plate tectonics and structure to geomorphology. The folded rocks record the convergence of two continental plates in Pennsylvanian/Permian time. This page uses text, maps, and remotely sensed imagery to explain the relationship between plate tectonics, geologic structures, and the resulting landforms. It is part of an out-of-print NASA publication entitled 'Geomorphology from Space'. Links to the rest of the book are provided.

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Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
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NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Author:
Steve Kempler
Penn State Astronomy 11 Laboratory Manual
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This laboratory manual provides student activities and observations for a college-level general ...

This laboratory manual provides student activities and observations for a college-level general astronomy courses. Topics covered include naked-eye astronomy, spectroscopy, distance measurements, and stellar evolution.

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Technology
Education
Physics
Space Science
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Astronomy Picture of the Day: October 11, 2007
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This Astronomy Picture of the Day, taken on 10/7/07, shows Saturn, Venus, ...

This Astronomy Picture of the Day, taken on 10/7/07, shows Saturn, Venus, and the moon within the same frame. The text provides supplementary information.

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Physics
Space Science
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Diagram/Illustration
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
NASA: Apollo 11 - 35 Years Later
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At this website, NASA commemorates the 35th anniversary of the Apollo 11 ...

At this website, NASA commemorates the 35th anniversary of the Apollo 11 crew's landing on the moon. Using Macromedia Flash Player, the site recreates the mission's journey from the launch on July 16, 1969 to its splashdown on July 24th. Users can view fantastic videos of Neil Armstrong's first step, a tribute to the mission, and NASA's Vision for Space Exploration. Visitors can find links to the mission's audio recordings, news articles, and additional photo and video galleries.

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Education
Space Science
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Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
The Geological Society of America: Resources for K-12 Earth Science Educators
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This site contains links to downloadable lesson plans sorted by topic, age ...

This site contains links to downloadable lesson plans sorted by topic, age and type. Topics covered include earthquakes, volcanoes, energy, paleontology, environmental sciences, mapping, plate tectonics, space science, water, weather, climate, rocks, minerals and mining. Additional links to educational information sources, computer software, videos, books and other teaching media are provided.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
DLESE Community Collection
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution K-12 Education
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Overview of WHOI program. Main K-12 resource page features journals and logs ...

Overview of WHOI program. Main K-12 resource page features journals and logs from several WHOI expeditions, including dives to the New England Seamounts. Teacher links include information on curriculum supplements and additional sites of interest; sites include aquariums, weather, research vessels, marine science careers, and marine mammals to name a few.

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Computing and Information
Technology
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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Full Course
Interactive
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Galileo k-12 Educator's Resources
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The Galileo educator site offers educators and students interesting facts about NASA's ...

The Galileo educator site offers educators and students interesting facts about NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and Europa, and many classroom activities. There are activities to interpret new images of new worlds, planets and satellites, navigating the solar system, planetary surfaces, a closer look of Europa, design a spacecraft to test for life on Europa, building a scale model of the Galileo spacecraft out of paper. Links are provided to images taken during the Galileo flight to Jupiter including images of Earth, the Moon, Venus, asteroids, and the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impact with Jupiter. Additional resources include summaries of symposiums about water and life in the solar system for educators, downloadable posters and images for bulletin boards, a description of the flight of Galileo from Earth to Jupiter, a brief history about the scientist Galileo Galilei, and biographies about the engineers and scientists working on the Galileo mission.

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Technology
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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UCAR Staff
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NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Plate T-12: Folded Appalachians
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The mental picture of the Appalachian Mountains most of us have is ...

The mental picture of the Appalachian Mountains most of us have is that of long linear ridges and valleys that form a belt some 25 to 100 km wide through Pennsylvania/Virginia/West Virginia and the Carolinas. With relief of 300 to 1000 m or more, these ridges stand out as distinct mountains. This page describes the general geomorphology and geology of the Appalachian Mountains with the use of text and remotely sensed imagery. It is part of 'Geomorphology from Space', an out-of-print NASA publication on the use of remote sensing to study landforms. A link to the rest of the publication is provided.

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Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Textbook
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
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NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Author:
Steve Kempler
Anthropology on the Internet for K-12
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This select list of websites, each with a brief annotation, is a ...

This select list of websites, each with a brief annotation, is a sample of what the Internet holds for teachers and students interested in the field of anthropology. The sites are arranged by the following categories: general sources, career-related, archaeology, social/cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, linguistics, area studies, museums, virtual exhibits, electronic publications, and associations.

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Education
History, Law, Politics
Geoscience
Space Science
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Internet Scout Project
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
Dittemore, Margaret, 1948-
Margaret Dittemore
Florida Solar Energy Center: K-12 Curricula
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This website contains nine sets of curriculum materials on renewable energy sources, ...

This website contains nine sets of curriculum materials on renewable energy sources, organized into units of instruction for Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. In the High Energy Hydrogen units, students investigate how a fuel cell converts energy directly into usable electric power and why the process is pollution-free. The award-winning Solar Matters collection includes manuals for building a solar "still" to desalinate water, exploring properties of photovoltaic cells, and experimenting with fuel cells. Printable lesson plans are supplemented with interactive games and activities for use in the science classroom. Each instructional unit is aligned with science education standards.

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Engineering
Technology
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Issues in Ecology, Issue 12: Impacts of Atmospheric Pollution on Aquatic Ecosystems
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This report discusses the three primary categories of atmospheric pollutants of aquatic ...

This report discusses the three primary categories of atmospheric pollutants of aquatic ecosystems and how their ecological effects impact humans, fish and wildlife. Pollutants of concern such as organic compounds, synthetic fragrances, fluorinated surfactants, flame retardants, mercury, and nutrients are reviewed. The emission, deposition, and fate of atmospheric pollutants are discussed; in addition to ecological responses such as bioaccumulation and biomagnification. The history of organochlorine chemicals and their devastating effects, as well as new chemicals of concern are compared. Recommendations for the regulation and monitoring of atmospheric pollutants of aquatic ecosystems are listed. Issues in Ecology is an ongoing series of reports designed to present major ecological issues in an easy-to-read manner. This Issue summarizes the consensus of a panel of scientific experts based on the information that was current and available at the time of its publication in 2004.

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Ecology
Space Science
Material Type:
Reading
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Steven Eisenreich
SEA K-12 Lesson Plans
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Award-winning ideas from SEA Semester's educators. This collection of over 25 lesson ...

Award-winning ideas from SEA Semester's educators. This collection of over 25 lesson plans covers topics in marine biology, coastal ecology, chemical and physical oceanography, seafloor geology and nautical science. Each plan includes target grades, keywords, introduction and background, advice on how to best integrate the activities into classroom curriculum, instructions and tips, materials list, procedures, suggestions for evaluation, extensions.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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Interactive
Lesson Plan
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center