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Ice Core Lab

In conjunction with discussions on atmospheric CO2, timescales, and proxy data, students will make, dissect, and analyze an ice core. The activity allows students to study changes in Earth’s atmospheric composition and temperature on millennial to orbital timescales.

Tour of the Cryosphere 2009

This 5-minute animation portrays fluctuations in the cryosphere through observations collected from a variety of satellite-based sensors.

Apollo Landing Sites

This is an activity about the siting and geology of the six Apollo lunar landings. Learners use latitude and longitude to identify potential landing sites and study the geology of lunar samples collected from those sites.

MY NASA DATA: Ocean Currents and Sea Surface Temperature

Satellite data analysis of both ocean currents and sea surface temperatures will allow students to discover the link that exists between them. Students will download data-based maps on which they will determine and then draw directional movement of currents.

MY NASA DATA: Comparison of Snow Cover on Different Continents

In this data activity, students create maps of the snow cover of each continent, and determine the average global snow cover.

Color and Spectrum

This demonstration shows that similar-appearing lights can be distinctly different, suggesting that the light emitted is generated in different ways.

Black Holes: From Here to Infinity FAQ

This six-page, illustrated brochure answers the eight most frequently asked questions about black holes.

Space Place: Play Satellite Insight

This article provides a brief introduction to the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) and its weather data gathering capabilities. In the accompanying game, players help the GOES-R satellite collect data on six weather variables.

Honing in on Hummingbirds

In this activity, students will record a list of things they already know about hummingbirds and a list of things they would like to learn about hummingbirds. Then they will conduct research to find answers to their questions.

The Size of the Sun

Learners will construct a pinhole camera and, using the projected image of the Sun, calculate its diameter. After calculating the diameter of the Sun, learners will create a classroom sized scale model of the Sun and Earth.

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