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Supernova Remnant SNR 0509 Lithograph and In Search of... Supernova Remnants Classroom Activity
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This Hubble Space Telescope image shows what appears to be a delicate ...

This Hubble Space Telescope image shows what appears to be a delicate bubble of gas floating in space. In actuality, the bubble is the visible remnant of a powerful supernova explosion called SNR 0509. The bubble was formed from gas being swept up by the expanding shock wave. The accompanying activity is a curriculum support tool designed for use as an introductory inquiry activity. In the activity, students use the images and text on this lithograph to generate questions about supernova explosions and remnants. They will conduct research to answer their questions, and create a presentation to demonstrate their understanding of the material, providing supporting evidence from their research.

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Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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Interactive
Provider:
UCAR Staff
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NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
APOD: An Ion Drive for Deep Space 1
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This Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) image shows a laboratory test ...

This Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) image shows a laboratory test of the ion drive engine used to propel the Deep Space 1 exploratory probe across the solar system in 1998. The site includes a description of how the device works and provides links for related information.

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Engineering
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
Solar Week Wednesday: Do the Activity: Activity 1: Measuring the Motion of a Coronal Mass Ejection
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This is an activity associated with activities during Solar Week, a twice-yearly ...

This is an activity associated with activities during Solar Week, a twice-yearly event in March and October during which classrooms are able to interact with scientists studying the Sun. Outside of Solar Week, information, activities, and resources are archived and available online at any time. Learners will use SOHO spacecraft images of a coronal mass ejection and tracing paper to measure and then calculate the speed of the coronal mass ejection. This activity is scheduled to occur during Wednesday of Solar Week.

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Mathematics
Physics
Space Science
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Earth's Radiation Budget: Part 1
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In this activity students explore the Earth's radiation budget using Earth radiation ...

In this activity students explore the Earth's radiation budget using Earth radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) data archived at the IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library. This archive is complete with visualization tools for easy assessment and visualization of large data sets. Students also use photometers and light sources to work through several hands-on activities related to basic radiation concepts. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment ideas, references and topics covered.

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Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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Activity/Lab
Data Set
Reading
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point (SERC)
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Bob Mackay
Columbia University Earth and Environmental Science Faculty
CA1 and Spatial Memory
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Professor Eric Kandel explains that the CA1 region of the hippocampus is ...

Professor Eric Kandel explains that the CA1 region of the hippocampus is important for representing and remembering spaces.

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Life Science
Space Science
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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
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Amy Nisselle REV
Caren Gough TITLE
Danielle Sixsmith NOTE;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE
David Micklos (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
John Connolly (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
Laura Maitland (Mepham High School TITLE)
Mary Colvard TITLE
Problem-Based Learning: Galilei 27 Orbiting Iris 2 (Part 1)
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This item is Part 1 of a two-part experiential learning activity for ...

This item is Part 1 of a two-part experiential learning activity for beginning physics students relating to the universal law of gravitation. This scenario involves Spacecraft Galilei, which is orbiting Iris, a planet with a smaller radius and lower mass than Earth. Students must determine the acceleration at orbital height and the force exerted on Galilei in orbit. They will then calculate the gravitational acceleration on the surface of the planet, the force exerted by the planet on a measuring instrument, and the time it takes for that instrument to fall to the planet’s surface. <i>Allow two hours</i> In keeping with Problem-Based Learning (PBL) pedagogy, students will separate useful from irrelevant data, then collaborate to apply physics in finding solutions. This resource includes a printable student manual and links to background information on the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) instructional method. Registered users may also access a teacher's guide. <b>SEE RELATED ITEMS ON THIS PAGE</B> for a link to Part 2 of this problem.

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Technology
Education
Mathematics
Physics
Space Science
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Lecture Notes
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Student Guide
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Camil Cyr
Caroline Viger
Asperger Syndrome - What it Feels Like (1)
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Jake, who has been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome talks about the disorder.

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Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Lecture
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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:
Amy Nisselle REV
Caren Gough TITLE
Danielle Sixsmith NOTE;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE
David Micklos (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
John Connolly (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
Laura Maitland (Mepham High School TITLE)
Mary Colvard TITLE
Autism and the Family (1)
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A mother talks about problems she had in obtaining a diagnosis for ...

A mother talks about problems she had in obtaining a diagnosis for her autistic son.

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Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Lecture
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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:
Amy Nisselle REV
Caren Gough TITLE
Danielle Sixsmith NOTE;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE
David Micklos (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
John Connolly (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
Laura Maitland (Mepham High School TITLE)
Mary Colvard TITLE
Distance Learning Aviation Course 1
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DLAC1, a distance learning course on forecasting fog and low stratus for ...

DLAC1, a distance learning course on forecasting fog and low stratus for aviation operations, is designed to give forecasters a comprehensive understanding of the physical mechanisms, synoptic patterns, and mesoscale features involved in fog/stratus generation and dissipation, as well as the latest forecast tools used to predict these challenging events.

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Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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Interactive
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Author:
Spangler, Tim
Mt. Erebus: A Surprising Volcano: Grades K-1: Electronic Book
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This informational text introduces students to Mt. Erebus, a volcano located on ...

This informational text introduces students to Mt. Erebus, a volcano located on Ross Island, just off the coast of Antarctica. Mt. Erebus is the world's southernmost active volcano. The text is written at a kindergarten through grade one reading level. This is an onscreen version that contains recorded narration allowing students to listen to the text as they read along. Highlighted vocabulary words have individually recorded definitions heard by clicking on the links.

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Engineering
Technology
Education
History, Law, Politics
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Essential Principle 1: Correlation to Standards and Curriculum Connections
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This article provide a list of learning objectives and excerpts from the ...

This article provide a list of learning objectives and excerpts from the K-8 content standards of the National Science Education Standards that are associated with Principle 1 of the Seven Essential Principles of the Climate Sciences. Also provided are explanations of some common misconceptions on light, heat, and the seasons, plustools for formative assessment and ideas for teaching these scientific concepts. The article appears in the free, online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle, which focuses on one of the Seven Essential Principles in each issue.

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Education
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Kimberly Lightle
National Science Foundation
Science NetLinks: Light 1: Making Light of Science
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This item is a standards-based lesson plan for grades 6-8 on light ...

This item is a standards-based lesson plan for grades 6-8 on light and the electromagnetic spectrum. It provides an "e-worksheet" for student use as they explore a 3-part interactive web site. The first exploration introduces them the idea that all light travels as waves, and that wavelength defines the various regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. The second takes them through each band of the spectrum, with a focus on visible light. In the third investigation, users do simple calculations relating to wavelength and amplitude. Included procedures to seamlessly incorporate hands-on activities with Slinky toys and prisms to augment the interactive web materials. Assessments with answer keys are also provided. <i>Allow two days with a third day for review.</i> This item is part of a larger collection of lessons, all of which are aligned with specific AAAS Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy.

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Engineering
Education
Physics
Space Science
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
GalaxSee HPC Module 1: The N-Body Problem, Serial and Parallel Simulation
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This module introduces the N-body problem, which seeks to account for the ...

This module introduces the N-body problem, which seeks to account for the dynamics of systems of multiple interacting objects. Galaxy dynamics serves as the motivating example to introduce a variety of computational methods for simulating change and criteria that can be used to check for model accuracy. Finally, the basic issues and ideas that must be considered when developing a parallel implementation of the simulation are introduced.

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Computing and Information
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Shodor
Provider Set:
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
Author:
David Joiner
Modular Approach to Physics: Planetary Motion 1
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This applet simulates the motion of a single planet around a star. ...

This applet simulates the motion of a single planet around a star. The user can alter the eccentricity and semi-major axis of the orbit, and the velocity of the star relative to a fixed background. The applet can show the acceleration of the planet, and its velocity relative to a stationary observer, or relative to the star. This item is part of a larger collection of physics simulations sponsored by the MAP project (Modular Approach to Physics).

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Technology
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Perspectives: Powers of 10
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In this activity, learners complete a series of drawing activities to explore ...

In this activity, learners complete a series of drawing activities to explore scale and powers of 10. Learners first trace each other on 1-meter-square pieces of paper. Next, they trace a found object like a leaf next to the body outline. They divide the paper into 100 squares and redraw what they see in one square in their notebook. Eventually, learners will end up with a miniaturized version of their original drawing. Use this activity to introduce learners to how scientists use specialized tools to study small things.

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Engineering
Technology
Education
Mathematics
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Optical Society of America
Competentum: Open Astronomy 1.0
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Open Astronomy 1.0 is a commercial, fully interactive multimedia course in Astronomy. ...

Open Astronomy 1.0 is a commercial, fully interactive multimedia course in Astronomy. The included Interactive Planetarium is capable of simulating movement and positioning of more than 9000 stars, 8 large and 100 small planets within the Solar system, and over 200 comets, nebulae, and galaxies.

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Education
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Open Teach Group
Sand or Rock? Finding Out from 1000 km (2008 PUMAS version)
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In this activity, students are introduced to the concept of remote sensing. ...

In this activity, students are introduced to the concept of remote sensing. In the course of this experiment, students will investigate heat conduction on two surfaces and understand the application of these techniques to spacecraft investigations of surfaces in the solar system. Materials required for the outdoor demonstration include a cement step, sand, laboratory thermometers, foam rubber, and a meter stick. An optional indoor experimental set up uses twin desk lamps with equal-wattage tungsten bulbs and an infrared thermometer. A student datasheet accompanies the activity. This resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications.

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Simulation
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Sand or Rock: Finding Out from 1000 km (2001 version)
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This is an activity about the differences in thermal behavior between similar ...

This is an activity about the differences in thermal behavior between similar materials having different physical properties. Learners will measure temperature of two different surfaces; sand and stone; on a sunny day, make a series of temperature measurements, and plot the results. Extensions include experimenting with different materials, using temperature sensors and noncontact infrared thermometers. The activity is analogous with remote sensing of thermal properties in the Saturn system measured by Cassini. (Note: a separate version of this activity was developed in 2008 for PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science).

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Mathematics
History, Law, Politics
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength