NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection

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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.

Subject:
Life Science
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
The ABC's of Distances
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This tutorial explains some of the techniques developed by astronomers to determine ...

This tutorial explains some of the techniques developed by astronomers to determine the distances of objects we see in the sky. Links to additional information are embedded in the text.

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Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Author:
Ned Wright
ACE Browse Data
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This site presents graphic plots of solar wind and magnetic field data ...

This site presents graphic plots of solar wind and magnetic field data from the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) spacecraft.

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Technology
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Author:
California Institute of Technology, Space Radiation Laboratory, ACE Science Center
Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) Mission Overview
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This site presents information about the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) spacecraft and ...

This site presents information about the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) spacecraft and its mission, science goals, history, and background. The mission summary includes a brief description of the energetic particles from the sun and from interstellar and galactic sources that are the objectives of the ACE mission. Links to additional information are also supplied.

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Technology
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
American Geological Institute Homepage
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This is the homepage of the American Geological Institute (AGI). Visitors can ...

This is the homepage of the American Geological Institute (AGI). Visitors can access information about geoscience education, public policy, environmental geoscience, careers in geoscience, publications, news articles, and events. Materials presented here include databases, curriculum materials, legislation and appropriations information, and an image bank.

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Education
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
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American Geological Institute
American Meteorology Society: DataStreme Atmosphere
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DataStreme Atmosphere is a major precollege teacher enhancement initiative of the American ...

DataStreme Atmosphere is a major precollege teacher enhancement initiative of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Its main goal is the training of Weather Education Resource Teachers who will promote the teaching of science, mathematics and technology using weather as a vehicle, across the K-12 curriculum in their home school districts. Materials supplied include daily weather summaries and information, learning investigations, maps, and remote weather imagery.

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Technology
Education
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Interactive
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Author:
The American Meteorological Society
Annotated Timeline
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This timeline chronicles the history of space science and astronomy, and places ...

This timeline chronicles the history of space science and astronomy, and places it in the broader context of the history of society and technology. It begins in 13000 B.C. with the arrival of humans in America, and ends in 2003. Links to additional material on certain topics and persons are embedded in the text.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Author:
David Stern, Ph.D.
Apollo 17 View of the Earth
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This lithograph provides a full-disk view of Earth photographed by Apollo 17 ...

This lithograph provides a full-disk view of Earth photographed by Apollo 17 astronauts, Dec. 7, 1972. The accompanying text describes the view seen in the photograph and the circumstances in which it was taken. Suggestions for activities in which the photograph can be used are also provided.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
The Artemis Project
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The goal of this project is to establish a privately owned, permanent, ...

The goal of this project is to establish a privately owned, permanent, self-supporting base on the Moon. Materials presented here include plans for a lunar habitat, mining on the Moon, and commercial space flights to the Moon.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Author:
The Artemis Society International
Asteroids: Eros, Gaspra, Ida, Vesta
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These views of asteroids were imaged at close range by the Galileo ...

These views of asteroids were imaged at close range by the Galileo and Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft. They are presented at the same scale, and images of Mars' moons, Phobos and Deimos, and Ida's moon Dactyl are also shown. The accompanying text provides a description of the images, some historical facts and statistical data, along with significant dates in asteroid exploration.

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Technology
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Atlantic Tropical Storm Tracking by Year
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Visitors to this site can access information on tropical storms and hurricanes ...

Visitors to this site can access information on tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean as far back as 1851. Information provided here includes a yearly map showing the tracks of all storms, and individual maps for each storm. The individual maps are accompanied by data tables that show latitude, longitude, wind speed, dates, and times.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Author:
Dan Vietor
Atmospheric Sciences Competency Activity Plans
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This collection of activities covers such topics as the greenhouse effect, the ...

This collection of activities covers such topics as the greenhouse effect, the stratospheric ozone layer, filtration of incoming electromagnetic radiation, the formation of clouds, and measurement skills.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Author:
P. Costulis
Basics of Space Flight
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This training module was designed to help the user identify and grasp ...

This training module was designed to help the user identify and grasp basic concepts associated with space travel and deep space missions. Separate sections deal with topics such as the physical environment of space (solar system, gravity, orbital mechanics), flight projects (mission concepts, system requirements, design, onboard systems and instruments), and flight operations (launch, cruise, encounter). Links to related topics are embedded in the text.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Author:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Basics of Space Flight - Gravitation and Mechanics
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In any solar system, planets move in orbits around a star, bound ...

In any solar system, planets move in orbits around a star, bound to it by gravitation. Orbital paths are elliptical in shape. Users can explore concepts such as gravitational force, the properties of ellipses, Newton's principles of mechanics, Kepler's laws, orbital acceleration, and tidal effects. This is part of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Basics of Space Flight training module. A glossary, dictionary of units of measure, and links to other parts of the module and to related topics are provided.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Interactive
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Author:
NASA JPL
Best of SOHO Images and Movies
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This collection of images, movies, and animations from NASA's Solar and Heliospheric ...

This collection of images, movies, and animations from NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) features a large selection of images of the sun and of solar phenomena. Although most of the imagery is of the sun, a few images of comets and planets as they transit the solar disk are available.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Reading
Simulation
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Author:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Bob's Rock Shop: Introduction to Crystallography
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This tutorial provides a basic discussion about crystallography. Text and diagrams explain ...

This tutorial provides a basic discussion about crystallography. Text and diagrams explain how crystals are measured, classified, and described, and point out that minerals can be identified by their crystal shapes and growth habits.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Author:
Michael Howard
Boeing 757 Glider Kit
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In this activity, students construct models of the NASA Boeing 757 using ...

In this activity, students construct models of the NASA Boeing 757 using the materials and instructions provided. Working in groups, the students fly their gliders in two challenge events involving launches and landings, experiment with altering the configurations of the gliders, and perform statistical analyses of flight data.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Author:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Build a Solar System
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This webpage provides a calculation tool to aid in the creation of ...

This webpage provides a calculation tool to aid in the creation of a scale model of the Solar System. The program computes model planet sizes and distances using an initial model Sun diameter, entered by the user. It also provides other interesting data, such as actual and scaled distances and sizes of stars and galaxies.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Author:
Ron Hipschman
Buoyancy: Archimedes Principle
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This site describes bouyancy (the difference between the upward and downward forces ...

This site describes bouyancy (the difference between the upward and downward forces acting on the bottom and the top of an object) and the Archimedes Principle, which states that the buoyant force on a submerged object is equal to the weight of the fluid that is displaced by it. It consists of text descriptions of these principles, using the examples of metal cubes suspended in water and hot air baloons in the atmosphere. Mathematical word problems are included.

Subject:
Mathematics
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Provider:
NSDL Staff
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NSDL Math Common Core
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Author:
Carol Galica