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Motion of the Sun and Earth: Using a Playground Model to Explore Rotation and Revolution
This is an activity about the rotation of the Earth and Sun, and the Earth's revolution around the Sun. In chalk, learners will draw the Sun-Earth system, complete with Earth's orbit, and then act out the rotation and revolution of a yearly cycle.
Exploring the Solar Wind and Coronal Mass Ejections
This is an activity about the solar activity cycle. Learners will construct a graph to identify a pattern of the number of observed sunspots and the number of coronal mass ejections emitted by the Sun over a fifteen year time span.
Elementary school, Grades 3-5, Middle school
Earth and space science, Solar system, The sun, Solar physics, Mathematics, Data collection, analysis and probability
Students work in groups to investigate one of the following factors driving climate change: greenhouse gases, sea level rise and melting sea ice. The investigation involves conducting an experiment, connecting to real-world data and presenting a poster summary of their findings.
Carbon dioxide, Sea level, Sea ice, Land ice, Global temperatures
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Climate, Mathematics, Data collection, analysis and probability, Mathematics, Measurement, The nature of science, The scientific process
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.
Informal education, Elementary school programming, Informal education, Middle school programming, Informal education, Youth public
Earth and space science, Solar system, Comparative planetology, Earth and space science, Solar system, Planets, The nature of science
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.
High school, Middle school, Grades 6-8
Earth and space science, Earth structure, Atmosphere, Engineering and technology, Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft, Remote sensing, Mathematics, Measurement