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Graphing the Globe

This is an activity about the relation between day length and temperature. In one team, learners will create and analyze a graph of hours of sunlight versus month of the year for a number of latitudes. In another team, learners will graph temperature versus month for the same latitudes.

Dancing in the Night Sky

This is an activity about the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. Learners will plot the Auroral Oval in the northern hemisphere and determine the height of the northern lights using Carl Stormer's triangulation method.

Investigating the Invisible

In this open inquiry activity introducing concepts of remote sensing, students will discuss and research different invisible phenomena. They will then test and verify the existence of selected invisible phenomena by using measurement or detection devices.

Unsung Heroes of Science

In this lesson, students identify and describe unfamiliar scientist heroes who contributed to the field of science until the year 1929.

M101: The Pinwheel Galaxy

The Hubble Space Telescope image of M101 showcasing a spiral galaxy's well-known features is the subject of the M101: A Star-studded Galaxy lithograph. The lithograph text describes the features that are common to all spiral galaxies.

Determining the Altitude of Iridium Flares

This series of example calculations applies basic trigonometry to to calculate the altitude of satellites and Iridium satellite flares.

SciJinks: Gallery of Oceans

This gallery showcases a wide range of ocean imagery - from above and below the surface. 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.

SciJinks: When Disaster Strikes

This resource includes a brief article and an interactive portion on emergency preparedness. 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.

The Most Powerful Explosions in the Universe

One of the greatest mysteries of all is what causes gamma ray bursts. These bursts are the most powerful explosions in the Universe and occur about once a day. Their origin is unknown, although there are several theories.

Graphs and Functions

Students will learn about NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP), Earth's van Allen Radiation Belts, and space weather through reading a NASA press release and viewing a NASA eClipsā¢ video segment.