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Solar Week Tuesday: Learn about Solar Close-Ups

This is a reading associated with activities during Solar Week, a twice-yearly event in March and October during which classrooms are able to interact with scientists studying the Sun. Outside of Solar Week, information, activities, and resources are archived and available online at any time.

Our Wet, Wide World Video

This short video (4:06) provides an overview of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission.

MY NASA DATA: Carbon Monoxide and Population Density

In this lesson, students investigate the carbon monoxide level at a fixed latitude to determine if there is a relationship to population density. The lesson provides detailed procedures, related links and sample graphs, follow-up questions and extensions, and teacher notes.

Star-forming Nebula NGC 3603 lithograph

This Hubble Space Telescope image captures thousands of sparkling young stars nestled within the star-forming nebula NGC 3603. This stellar "jewel box" is one of the most massive young star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy.

Show Me the Water

Derived from the Science on a Sphere film entitled "Water Falls," this short (2:50) video presents basic information on the percentage, allocation, and distribution of Earth's usable water.

Satellite Drag and the Hubble Space Telescope

In this problem set, learners will analyze a figure showing four re-entry scenarios for the Hubble Space Telescope. Answer key is provided. This is part of Earth Math: A Brief Mathematical Guide to Earth Science and Climate Change.

Weather Satellite and Orbits

In this interactive, online module, students learn about satellite orbits (geostationary and polar), remote-sensing satellite instruments (radiometers and sounders), satellite images, and the math and physics behind satellite technology.

SciJinks: What is Lake Effect Snow?

This article explains the meteorological causes of lake-effect snow. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators. It explores weather and Earth science through articles, videos, images, and games.

Model of the MMS Satellite

In this lesson, learners will construct a 3D scale model of one of the MMS satellites. After, they will calculate the octagonal area of the top and bottom of the satellites, given the measurements of the satellite.

Dawn Mission Video

Leonard Nimoy narrates this a video about NASA's Dawn mission to the asteroids Vesta and Ceres. Learners will follow the mission from paper to launch pad to asteroid belt and beyond. The video features the planning, instrumentation and technological challenges of this unique mission.

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