This article describes an indoor, game-type demonstration, incorporating physics (EM wave modulation), math (binary codes), space technology, and music to show how spacecraft put information into the radio signals they send back to Earth.
Engineering and technology, Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft, Physical sciences, Vibration and waves
This article describes the multi-camera instrument (Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer or MISR) aboard the Terra Satellite; participants use information from the article to complete a crossword puzzle. A supplemental article entitled, "Clouds and Earth" is included.
Informal education, Youth public
Earth and space science, Earth structure, Engineering and technology, Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft
Students are introduced to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification system, which is used to identify world climate types based on annual and seasonal differences in temperature and precipitation. The lesson includes two activities with worksheets and handouts.
Climate types, Climate classification
Elementary school, Upper elementary, Middle school, High school
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Climate
Using a color chart, students will make observations outside during each of the four seasons. During each session, they will try to find as many colors as possible and record what they see. As a class they will make charts describing the colors they find in each season.
Elementary school, Primary elementary
Earth and space science, Earth, moon and sun, Seasons
This example shows how Newton's laws of motion apply to aircraft carriers and introduces the lift equation: the amount of lift depends on the air density, the wind velocity, and the surface area of the wings. The problems stress the importance of units of measure.