Learners will gain an understanding of simple machines and how they may be used in our everyday lives. Students will also have an opportunity to design a Rube Goldberg Machine of their own. This is lesson 10 of 16 in the MarsBots robotics learning module.
In this data analysis activity, students interpret basic line plots of wind speed using authentic NASA data. The lesson provides detailed procedures, related links and sample graphs, follow-up questions, extensions, and teacher notes.
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Weather, Earth and space science, Earth structure, Atmosphere, Mathematics, Data collection, analysis and probability
This is an activity about electromagnetism. Learners will set up a simple circuit using a battery, wire, and knife switch, and then use a compass to map the magnetic field lines surrounding the wire. Next, they will add a coil of wire to the simple circuit and map the magnetic fields again.
The lithograph contains a Hubble Space Telescope image that shows the colorful Planetary Nebula NGC 2440 with one of the hottest known white dwarf stars at its center. The text briefly explains the process of stellar death of sun-like stars and those with a mass greater than eight times the Sun.
High school, Informal education, High school programming, Informal education, General public
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Stars, nebulae and galaxies
The goal of this lesson is for two groups of students to exchange information (e.g., through poster presentations, Podcasts, debates, or PowerPoint presentations) about how two different theories explain a natural phenomenon: Newton's Law of Gravitation and Einstein's General Theory of
High school, Grade 11, High school, Grade 12
Physical sciences, Motion and forces, The nature of science
How Does Remote Sensing Search for the Geographies of the Past?
Remote sensing offers three perspectives on human or physical features: aerial (birds-eye), oblique (angled) and ground-level. Sketching a classroom object from each of the three perspectives provides students with the foundation to then complete several activities.
Elementary school, Upper elementary, Grade 5, Middle school
Earth and space science, Earth structure, Landforms/geography
MY NASA DATA: Identifying Ozone Variations over Different Locations
Satellite data on ozone trends is investigated for different locations: the high Southern latitudes, the student's hometown, and a city near the North Pole. Students will download and plot ozone data for each location spanning a one year time period.
Dobson Unit (DU), Ozone hole
Middle school, Grade 7, Middle school, Grade 8, High school
Earth and space science, Earth structure, Atmosphere, Engineering and technology, Remote sensing