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Scientific Notation

In this activity students convert antilogs to logs, and logs to antilogs using scientific notation as an intermediate step. They will thereby develop a look-up table for solving math problems by using logarithms. This is activity D2 in the "Far Out Math" educator's guide.

Studying Light: Seeing the Invisible

This is a lesson about the electromagnetic spectrum. Learners begin by arranging a set of picture cards; in the discussion afterwards, this activity is related to the electromagnetic spectrum as an arrangement of energy waves.

Climate Kids: Green Building Contractor

An interview conducted with a building contractor provides insights into what it means to build an environmentally "green" house.

Mauna Loa CO2 Record

This interactive model lets you manipulate and work to balance the biologic (e.g., photosynthesis, respiration) and human processes that replicate the observed CO2 record from Mauna Loa. This is part of Unit 2 of Interactives and Models: Carbon Now.

Astronomy Foundations through Art & Paper (AFTAPP): Serving the Universe on a Paper Plate

This website includes over 88 activities, where scientists put their research into layperson terms and develop paper plate activities that illustrate their respective pursuits. Paper Plate Education was an initiative to reduce complex notions to simple paper plate explanations.

SciJinks: How Big was Typhoon Haiyan?

This article and interactive image compares the sizes of Hurricane Katrina and Typhoon Haiyan. 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.

Change Pairs

This is an activity about image comparison. Learners will analyze and compare two sets of images of the Sun taken by instruments on the Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft.

Predicting Future Climate: The Global Carbon Budget

In this interactive, manipulate the future sources and sinks of carbon to estimate the atmospheric CO2 levels and global temperatures in the future. This is part of Unit 3 of Interactives and Models: Carbon in the Future & You.

S'COOL Introduction/Overview Tutorial

This tutorial lays the foundation to participate in the Students' Cloud Observations Online (S'COOL) project. S'COOL engages students in making and reporting ground truth observations of clouds then comparing those observations with data from the CERES satellite instrument.

Name the Season

This is an activity about identifying and comparing the Earth’s seasons. Learners will write paragraphs depicting scenes or events that have recognizable season-related elements, without revealing the intended name.

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