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The Air We Breathe is a picture book designed to introduce Earth's atmosphere and its importance to the life on Earth.

Ca curriculum standard lesson off the NASA quilt, integrated literature and science.Compare the historical data of number... see more

Studying Our Scintillating Sun: Students will construct an edible model of the Sun denoting surface and interior feature.

To Introduce students to Mars by having them examine images from the Image Set. Mars has a complex surface with features... see more

(Click on Comet Basics- go to Activity 2) Using ice cream and ice cream toppings, students explore the anatomy of a... see more

This site is a concise yet comprehensive overview of the immense and expanding field of space exploration. Providing a... see more

This project emphasizes hands-on involvement and partnership building, making use of inexpensive and easy-to-find... see more

This site offers basic information about the solar system, the universe, observing the stars, space exploration and more.... see more

This animation shows the most recent Sea Surface Temperature (SST) data available for the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic... see more

The simulation exercise uses a STELLA-based model called Daisyworld to explore concepts associated with Earth's energy... see more

This set of five activities and supporting teacher material allows students to explore the beauty, science and mythology... see more

This site, created by author Chris Miller, is an article that discusses, in depth, what dark matter is. The material is... see more

Leonard Nimoy narrates this animated 13-minute glimpse of NASA's Dawn mission that was launched in October 2007. The... see more

This Java applet displays a diagram of the times of sunrise, sunset and of civil, nautical and astronomical twilight and... see more

This is a selected list of resources for those who want to examine with a skeptical eye some of the claims at the fringes... see more

This is the site to go to for information about Alvin, the deep submergence vehicle. Describes the history of Alvin, dive... see more

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This website is intended for teachers to use these animations in class to illustrate important astronomy concepts like:... see more

In this demonstration (18th on the page), learners conduct a simple test to explore how the cornea refracts light, which... see more

In this team design challenge (page 11-18 of PDF), learners design and build a Landing Pod for a model Lunar Rover... see more

In this team design challenge (page 2-10 of PDF), learners design and build a model of a Lunar Transport Rover that will... see more

This activity introduces students to the concepts of the redshift of a receding star. Students will learn about the... see more

This is a diagram of the Apollo 15 & 16 Gamma-ray Detector from the NASA website. Primarily intended to study the Moon's... see more

This video was recorded at NIPS Workshops, Sierra Nevada 2011. Wavelets have been intensely used for astronomical image... see more