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Earth Exploration Toolbook: Exploring Air Quality in Aura NO2 Data

In this chapter, students will explore relationships between air quality and population density using the image visualization tool, Google Earth.

Space Place: Taking the Search Out of Search and Rescue

Presented in a story format, this article illustrates the use and value of Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking (SARSAT). Two links are included, one provides a detailed explanation of the SARSAT rescue process and the other presents an authentic rescue videotaped testimonial.

Angular Measure

Students will learn about the Transit of Venus through reading a NASA press release and viewing a NASA eClips™ video that describes several ways to observe transits.

Cooling with Sunshades

Learners will construct a simple device to measure how effective different materials are for protecting against sunlight, explain how heat relates to the motion of atoms and molecules, describe how heat can be transmitted from one place to another, explain how sunlight arriving on Earth interacts

Geometry and Angle Relationships

This is a set of one-page problems about distance craft travel on Mars. Learners will use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine distance between a series of hypothetical exploration sites within Gale Crater on Mars.

Moon in Action

Learners go outside on a clear evening and view the sky to see the Moon for themselves. Using sky charts, children navigate the Moon’s impact craters, flat plains (maria), and mountains with the naked eye and binoculars or telescopes.

Celestial Jukebox

Through the use of rhythm patterns of sounds presented in a solar system model, learners will collect data to determine orbital periods.

Solar Max: Storm Warning - Effects on the Solar System

This is a promotional folder for Sun-Earth Days 2013, containing images and illustrations of the Sun and its effects on the Solar System. Also included is information about the period known as solar maximum, as well as links to Sun-Earth Day resources and the Space Weather Action Center.

GLOBE: Atmosphere Protocol eTraining

The atmosphere (including weather and climate) is the focus of this GLOBE eTraining module. Protocols for investigating several characteristics of the atmosphere such as clouds, precipitation (rain and snow), air and surface temperature, and relative humidity are explained.

Newton's Second Law of Motion: Force, Acceleration and Velocity

This educational wallsheet provides several simple illustrations of Newton's Second Law.

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