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In this activity, learners discover that nanoparticles of gold can appear red, orange or even blue. They learn that a... see more

In this activity, learners use sieves with different-sized holes to sort balls by size. They learn that researchers are... see more

In this activity, learners are introduced to robotic submarines called gliders. Learners make ��_gliders���... see more

"Eyes on the Solar System" is a 3-D environment full of real NASA mission data. Explore the cosmos from your computer.... see more

The 9-session NASA Family Science Night program invites middle school children and their families to discover the wide... see more

This simulation uses photometry (or measuring the decrease of the light coming from a star as one of its planets transits... see more

In this outdoor beach activity, learners use a variety of "beaks" (such as trowels, spoons or sticks) to hunt for... see more

In this small-group activity, learners assume the roles of pilots, air traffic controllers, and NASA scientists to solve... see more

This set of online simulations shows the forces that may be at work on geologic structures or on man-made structures... see more

Forecasting Dust Storms Version 2 provides background and operational information about dust storms. The first part of... see more

Forest Watch is a student-scientist partnership and education outreach program to study white pine health in New England.... see more

Paleontologists seldom have the good fortune to find a complete set of remains of an ancient organism that is wholly... see more

This on-line book, published by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), discusses the use of fossils in determining... see more

This video segment, adapted from Need to Know, discusses how the process of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is used to... see more

In this quick activity (page 1 of PDF), learners will use a simple physics of motion and gravity demonstration to test... see more

In this physics activity, learners conduct two experiments to explore free-falling. In the first experiment, water-filled... see more

This resource from the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) provides details about petroleum geology. Starting with... see more

In this activity, learners drop impactors onto layers of graham crackers! The process models how impacts throughout the... see more

A visualization/simulation of the "Drake equation" and more. Demonstrates how the probabilities of contacting and... see more

Making real observations with a Virtual Telescope.

Auroras are natural atmospheric phenomena created when the solar wind interacts with Earth's magnetosphere, which means... see more

Space colonists need help! Your mission: Launch rescue packages to the astronauts on different planets.

Let's go sailing! Catch the wind and race to the finish without veering off course.

Help save a space station from doom! Float outside of the station and fix essential parts to keep it from breaking down.