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Motion of the Sun and Earth: Using a Classroom Model to Explore Rotation and Revolution

This is an activity about the motion of the Sun and the Earth, specifically rotation and revolution. After identifying what they already know about the Sun, learners will observe and manipulate a styrofoam ball model of the Sun and Earth.

Traditions of the Sun: The Sun-Earth Connection at Chaco Culture National Historic Park

This is a companion book to the Traditions of the Sun web site. Learners can use the book to learn about the Sun's dynamic nature, explore images from NASA's cutting-edge solar missions and understand more fully the human connection we all have to our Sun.

MY NASA DATA: Seasons

In this data analysis activity, students connect the idea of the tilt and orbit of the earth (changing of seasons) with monthly snow/ice data.

Dark Matter NASA Conference

Students explore the evidence for dark matter using the measurements made by the ROSAT X-ray satellite for a small group of galaxies.

Satellite Images

In this online, interactive module, students learn about the three types of satellite images (visible, infrared, and water vapor); how to identify basic cloud types and storm systems in satellite images; and demonstrate the basic knowledge necessary to interpret satellite observations.

Build It Yourself: Satellite!

"Build It Yourself: Satellite!" is an online Flash game hosted on the James Webb Space Telescope website. The goal of the game is to explain the decision-making process of satellite design.

MY NASA DATA: Creating and Analyzing Graphs of Tropospheric Ozone

In this data exploration activity, students will access, download and graph authentic ozone data for four different locations on Earth. The ozone levels at the four sites are compared and analyzed, and students investigate the cause of changes in ozone concentration over time.

Did Water Create Features on Mars?

Learners will use trays of sand and cups of water to recreate surface features seen in images of Mars. This is activity 5 of 9 in Mars and Earth: Science Learning Activities for After School. <b>Note: The Mars image set that is needed to do this activity is on p.

Modeling the Expanding Universe

In this activity, students use rulers to measure distances between hypothetical galaxies and then use these distances to calculate the velocities of the galaxies.

Corrupted Politicians

You can find statistics in every day life - this example explains how to calculate the chance of a member of a committee is receiving a bribe.

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