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GLAST Large Area Telescope Simulator

The main scientific instrument on the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) is the Large Area Telescope (LAT).

Paper Plate Phases Modeling Lunar Cycles

Explore lunar phases as viewed from Earth using paper plates. While standing in the appropriate spot in the moon's orbit, students hold paper plates that depict the Moon's phase.

What Do You Know About Magnets?

This is an activity about magnets and magnetism. Learners first make predictions about magnets, such as a list of the types of materials a magnet will pick up, how a magnet can be made, and how a compass can be made.

Climate Kids: Gallery of Fresh Water

This series of 12 captioned images depict some of the issues facing Earth’s fresh water supply, such as pollution, drought, and glacial retreat. The Climate Kids website is a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

Fishing for Supernovae

Students will play a card game similar to "go fish" in which they match multi-wavelength images of different supernova remnants.

Navigating the Earth with a Compass

This lesson is an introduction to the use of a magnetic compass.

Have Fun Doing Science with a Camera

This activity provides tips and ideas for helping children do science with a digital camera–and have fun while doing so. For example, cameras can preserve the presence of transient events like clouds, contrails, rain, snow, air pollution and sunsets.

Golf Ball Phases

Explore lunar phases as viewed from Earth using a golf ball and an ultraviolet light. With the student's head representing Earth, students hold and move the golf ball to demonstrate the cause of the Moon's phases in their correct order.

How Astronomers Use Spectra to Learn About the Sun and Other Stars

This is an article about the electromagnetic spectrum, how atomic physics is used to obtain information out of stellar spectra, and how the Doppler effect is used to measure stellar motions.

Focus on Saturn's Fascinating Features

This is a lesson about Saturn. Learners will create a multilayered book with diagrams of Saturn showing its various layers, ring system, and many moons. To enhance background information on Saturn, students will practice listening to informational text.

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