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Transit Tracks

In this two-part investigation, students explore the concept of transits. In the first part, they discover that a transit is an event where one body crosses in front of another, like when a planet goes in front of a star.

Solar System Odyssey - Fulldome Digital Planetarium Show

This full-dome planetarium show takes learners on a futuristic journey through our Solar System. They explore the inner and outer planets, then the moons: Titan, Europa, and Callisto as possible places to establish a human colony.

What Are Governments Doing About Climate Change?

In this textbook chapter, students are introduced to the national and international efforts to mitigate climate change.

Coastal Upwelling: The Biological Pump and the Significance of Upwelling

This self-paced, interactive tutorial explores how biological activity helps to determine vertical nutrient distributions in the ocean, examines why upwelling boosts marine productivity, and considers how various physical forces interact to determine upwelling.

Wham! Moon!

Learners color images of the latest scientific data depicting the Moon's formation to create their own comic strips of our Moon's birth. The children use different-colored balls of Play-Doh® to model the impact between Earth and a small planet 4.5 billion years ago.

Learning to Think Globally

This resource explains how to estimate the global consequence of a person's actions to quantify what it is to "think globally." To lend meaning to the result, it introduces "order-of-magnitude" thinking.

Eclipse Brochure/Bookmark

This 8.5" X 11" eclipse resource features a two-sided brochure and a bookmark. One side of the brochure identifies the bright stars and planets that will be visible during totality, the other side shows an image of the sun with key corona features identified.

SciJinks: Why Do Satellites Have Different Orbits?

This article explains the differences between polar and geostationary satellite orbits, including animations showing these orbits. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators.

SDO Project Suite Module 2: How and Why Do We Study the Sun

This is the second module in the Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) Project Suite curriculum.

MY NASA DATA: A Comparison of Land and Water Temperature

This lesson investigates seasonal changes in Earth's land and water temperatures by examining satellite data. Students will compare and analyze temperature changes of both water and land over a one-year period.

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