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The Mathematics of the Simple Oscillator
This is an activity about the mathematics of oscillation.
High school, Grade 12
Mathematics, Data collection, analysis and probability, Mathematics, Number and operations, Mathematics, Problem solving
This chapter provides a series of investigations, ranging from teacher-centered to open inquiry, that involve the formation of clouds in a model cyclone, and demonstrating how the availability of heat (indicated by temperature) affects formation and duration of the cyclone.
Cyclone in a box, Low pressure systems, Tornados
Elementary school, Grades 3-5, Middle school, High school
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Weather, Earth and space science, Earth structure, Atmosphere, Earth and space science, Earth structure, Ocean and water, The nature of science, The scientific process
This series of posters illustrates the universality of physical laws by connecting the concepts of rotation, speed, distance, pressure, time, mass, density and acceleration to both Olympic competitions and cosmic phenomena.
This video summarizes the contributions of NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) toward the understanding of weather and climate, global rainfall, El Niño, and tropical storms, as well as the applications of that science.
Learners will interpret spectral graphs to determine the atmospheric composition of Earth, Venus, and Mars, and then mathematically compare the amount of the greenhouse gas, CO2, on these planets.
Middle school, Grades 6-8, High school, Grade 9, High school, Grade 10
Earth and space science, Solar system, Comparative planetology, Earth and space science, Solar system, Planetary atmospheres, Engineering and technology, Remote sensing, Physical sciences, Light and optics
Light Detectives: Using WISE Data to Identify Brown Dwarfs and ULIRGs
Using three images from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission, students measure and analyze infrared light from objects to identify Brown Dwarfs and Ultra-Luminous Infrared Galaxies (ULIRGs).
real data, image processing software SalsaJ,
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Size and scale, Earth and space science, Astronomy, Stars, nebulae and galaxies
This brief article explains the water cycle. 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.
Middle school, Informal education, Youth public
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Weather
Learners will construct a mock-up of planetary surface rover. They begin by exploring the importance of engineering in our society and work as a team to build a prototype of the team's rover using student science notebooks and team sketches as a guide.
Engineering and technology, The nature of technology