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S'COOL Lesson: Create a Cloud in a Bottle (Demonstration Version)

With this lesson plan, students observe a demonstration of cloud formation that uses a 2L plastic beverage bottle and other simple ingredients to learn the three factors required for cloud formation. A test and a control experiment are conducted.

Automatic Windshield Wipers

A caller on an automotive-themed radio program asked for help with a problem. It seems that when it rained her windshield wipers sometimes turned themselves on. How is this possible? This resource provides an explanation by exploring electrical currents.

NASA eClips™ Real World: Citizen Science

Interested in becoming a citizen scientist? Join Dr. Michelle Thaller as she explains how the general public, using scientific protocols, careful observations and accurate measurements, can help NASA make exciting new discoveries. NASA eClips™ are short, relevant educational video segments.

The Adventure of Echo the Bat

This interactive adventure uses a Landsat mosaic of Arizona as the interface. Students need to interpret satellite imagery to receive clues to Echo the Bat's location. As students find Echo, additional content about remote sensing and biodiversity is introduced.

Coma Clusters

Students begin this lesson by creating a galaxy classification system for a collection of Hubble Space Telescope images. Following an explanation of galaxy morphological types, students then use additional images to identify and count the galaxy types.

Neato-Magneto Planets

This is an activity about magnetic fields.

Rover Races

Learners will simulate the challenges in communications that engineers face when operating a Mars rover from Earth.

How Do Satellites Send Images and How Do We Use Them?

The activities contained in this lesson are designed to introduce students to the basic characteristics of satellite images and their scientific importance.

The Primary Colors of Light

In this lesson, students explore the visible light spectrum using a flashlight and red, blue and green theatrical gels or cellophane. They also record data on a worksheet, and learn about mixing wavelengths of light.

Earth Exploration Toolbook: Is Greenland Melting?

Users explore data, using My World GIS, that characterize the dynamic Greenland Ice Sheet. By examining photographs, map views, and tabular data, users gain an understanding of how and why scientists are monitoring the ice sheet and what they are finding.

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