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Tracking Solar Flares Activity

This is an activity about identifying solar flares.

Rotational Motion and Rocket Launches

In this problem set, students are led through a series of calculations to determine the best launch site for a TV satellite.

Working with Rainfall Rates and Water Volume

In this problem set, students learn about rainfall rates and how to convert them into the volume of water that falls.

Measuring Temperature

This is a lesson about measuring temperature. Learners will apply their knowledge of how temperature affects matter to understand how a thermometer works. They then read about the history of the thermometer and the temperature scales that make the information from the thermometer meaningful.

Did Wind Create Features on Mars?

This is an activity about modeling the effect of wind on a sandy surface. Learners will use trays of sand and straws to recreate surface features of images of Mars. Participants test their ideas about how some of the features on Mars might have been produced.

Lunar Phases: A Dance under the Sun

Learners use a Styrofoam ball, sunlight, and the motions of their bodies to model the Moon's phases outdoors. An extension is to have children predict future Moon phases. This activity is part of Explore! Marvel Moon, a series of activities developed specifically for use in libraries.

The Mystery of the Missing Hummingbirds

in this science-based storybook, students learn about seasonal migration of hummingbirds as they are exposed to the scientific process. Students Anita, Simon and Dennis and the rest of Ms. Patel's class research when the hummingbirds have gone and when they might return.

Ice Has Structure: H2O

Learners will explore the molecular geometry and mechanics of ice. They will create a model of H2O, investigate its molecular structure and its consistent shape. Faraday's experiment is used as background. Activities include small group miming, speaking, drawing, and/or writing.

Earth Exploration Toolbook: Investigating Earthquakes with ArcExplorer GIS

This chapter describes the technique of preparing GIS-ready data and shows how to map that data and conduct basic analyses using a geographic information system (GIS). First, the user will download and format near real-time and historical earthquake data from the USGS.

How Did They Form? Solving a Mystery

Learners will conduct an investigation, observe and record the physical characteristics of an unknown rock (meteorite), determine the mass of the unknown rock using math skills, determine the density of the rock, describe and classify a meteorite, apply observations and knowledge to the process o

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