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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

This resource, authored by David Morrison, contains the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Astrobiology... see more

Student friendly site for introducing the different types of galaxies. Introduces each type and has nice images for... see more

This is an activity about lunar magmatic differentiation, in which learners simulate the process of geological... see more

This website allows the user to to create and view simulations that show the evolution of stars on a Hertzsprung-Russell... see more

This online course systematically divides Idaho geology into 15 individual teaching modules which correspond with a... see more

The Space Telescope Science Institute (United States) has created this set of all-sky photograph surveys from the ground... see more

This lesson allows students plot the percentage of high energy, x-ray solar flares over several years to discover that... see more

This lesson uses a simple discrepant event to demonstrate the underlying cause for early miscalculation of the size of... see more

First of several linked files, telling the early history of the compass (discovered in China) and how Robert Norman in... see more

This pair of web pages, authored and curated by David P. Stern, describes early calculations of the Earth-Moon distance... see more

In this activity, learners train to increase muscular strength and improve upper and lower body coordination by... see more

This experiment demonstrates that plants use carbon dioxide during photosynthesis. Four Teaching Tanks (commercially... see more

This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners make 3-dimensional models of the Earth and Moon. Using the... see more

This factcard is about the significance of the pattern of microwave radiation that MAP has detected. The card uses the... see more

This website offers step-by-step instructions for downloading the Seismic/Eruption program (called SeisVolE on this... see more

In this activity (on pages 36-39), learners make a model of a watershed out of paper, then run water down the mountain to... see more

This is an activity about light and color. The lesson includes a demonstration to show why the sky is blue and why... see more

In this activity, dry ice and other items are used to construct a demonstration model of a comet that illustrates the... see more

This is a demonstration about the density of the planets. Learners will compare the relative sizes and masses of scale... see more

In this computer-based exercise, high school and college students analyze realistically simulated X-ray spectra of a... see more

In this computer-based exercise, students analyze realistically simulated X-ray spectra of a supernova remnant and... see more