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Drive-By Science: UV-sensitive Beads

In this activity, learners will experiment with ultraviolet light sensitive plastic beads, which are generally white but turn colors when exposed to UV light.

Using Radar to Search the Darkness

This is a lesson about using radar to search for water on the Moon. Learners will use images to search for water on the moon. Additionally they will learn how Mini-RF can identify surface features that are permanently shadowed, or lack any visible evidence of surface morphology.

Sampling the Sun: What are We Made of? The Sun, the Earth, and You

This is a lesson about elemental abundance in solar wind. Learners will count elements extracted from a simulated sample and learn how the extraction of atoms from the Genesis samples help scientists have a better understanding of the abundances of elements from the solar wind.

Water in the Geosphere

In this activity, participants learn about the geosphere by making observations and taking measurements. They will go outside and use scientific equipment to investigate water in the soil by measuring soil moisture, temperature, color and consistency.

Star Light, Star Bright? Finding Remote Atmospheres

This is a lesson about detecting atmospheres of planets. Learners will explore stellar occultation events (by interpreting light curves) to determine if an imaginary dwarf planet "Snorkzat" has an atmosphere.

We All Need Soil!

Each student will explore three activities that promote understanding of and respect for soil.

Earth System Responses to Natural and Human Induced Changes (Grades 10-12)

This unit focuses on local plant species; students learn to identify common species and will examine their life cycle characteristics as evidence of climate change.

Newton's First Law of Motion: Inertia and Unbalanced Forces

This educational wallsheet illustrates Newton's First Law of Motion. In the related activity, students will discover the properties of inertia and motion, and see how they have very important real-life applications.

Climate Kids: Planet Health Report: Sea Ice

One of Earth's vital signs, the extent of sea ice cover in the Arctic, is examined. An image and accompanying text describe the extent and consequences of the reduction in that sea ice.

Climate Kids: It's Cold! Is Global Warming Over?

The movement of Arctic air, known as the Arctic oscillation, can and will cause periodic extreme winter weather outside the Arctic region - the harsh winter experienced in many parts of the U.S. in 2010 is a recent example. This article explains the connection between the two events.

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