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Lander Design

Learners will design and built a prototype robot. This is lesson 14 of 16 in the MarsBots learning module.

SciJinks: Aurora Australis from the International Space Station

This video presents a view of the Aurora Australis as seen from the ISS. 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.

Dividing Multi-Digit Whole Numbers

Students will learn about satellites that gather data about Earth systems by reading a NASA press release and viewing a NASA eClips™ video segment. Then students will practice dividing multi-digit numbers using satellite data related to the Earth's ozone layer.

Mission: Solar System - Soft Landing

Learners design and build an airbag system that can safely land an egg dropped from a height of 3' onto the floor. This resource includes a challenge video, leader notes, and handouts.

MY NASA DATA: Studying Snow and Ice Changes

In this data analysis activity, students determine changes in snow and ice cover on the Earth's surface from 1994 to 2004.

What is the Difference between Heat and Temperature?

In this laboratory activity, learners explore the difference between heat and temperature, and explore the rate of heat transfer from one substance to another as it depends on the density of the substances being investigated. The activity can be conducted either in a science lab or in a kitchen.

The Earth as a System (Grades 10-12)

Students are introduced to the carbon cycle through discussion, modeling and a game. Students then complete activities and investigations on Greenhouse gasses, photosynthesis, cellular respiration and ecosystem services (functions and values of intact ecosystems to humans).

Count Your Lucky Stars: Sampling in Astronomy

This is an activity about sampling in astronomy. Learners will make a sampling window in order to estimate the number of stars in the sky visible to the unaided eye.

Induction in an Aluminum Can

This activity demonstrates Lenz's Law, which states that an induced electromotive force generates a current that induces a counter magnetic field that opposes the magnetic field generating the current.

MY NASA DATA: Seasonal Cloud Cover Variations

Students will examine seasonal cloud coverage data in North Carolina (or their local area), and analyze data to determine whether there is a correlation between season, cloud cover and type of cloud most prevalent during each season.

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