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Building for Hurricanes: Engineering Design Challenge

This activity is a short engineering design challenge to be completed by individual students or small teams. A real-world problem is presented, designing buildings for hurricane-prone areas, but in a simulated way that works in a classroom, after school club, or informal education setting.

Cloud Droplets and Rain Drops

In these math problems, students will examine the characteristics of water droplets in clouds.

Distance Wizard

In this interactive, online activity, students estimate the distances of objects in the Hubble Deep Field from Earth using the relationship between size, brightness, and distance. Students can complete this activity independently or in small groups.

Secrets in Sunlight

Two comic characters, Camilla Corona, a rubber chicken, and Colours O'IRIS, a peacock, explore spectrographs. This comic is part of the series Tales from Stanford Solar.

Survivor: Earth

This series of ten lessons has been developed to teach students about local and global water issues. They are based on NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission. The activities are done largely outdoors and include scientific data collection and analysis and integrate technology.

Deep Field Observer

In this interactive, online activity, students view an image of an "oddball" object from the Hubble Deep Field image that has been difficult for astronomers to classify.

Astrobiology: Science Learning Activities for Afterschool

This collection of activities presents learners with intriguing questions about the universe and provides an opportunity to explore topics related to the search for life beyond our own planet.

Universal Time

This is a lesson plan for an activity that explores time zone math.

Making Currents Flow in a Wire by Magnetic Induction

This is an activity about magnetic induction. Learners will induce a flow of electricity in a wire using a moving bar magnet and measure this flow using a galvanometer, or Am meter.

Harnessing the Sun's Energy Lab

In this hands-on activity, learners will build a solar cooker by lining a box with reflective material and adding a translucent cover. The cooker can be used to make food products. This activity recommends use of empty (clean) pizza boxes.

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