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Carbon Production in the US 2002-39

In this problem set, learners will analyze an image of carbon dioxide emissions in the continental US in a given year to answer a series of questions. Answer key is provided. This is part of Earth Math: A Brief Mathematical Guide to Earth Science and Climate Change.

Solar Week Monday: Play the Game

This is a game associated with activities during Solar Week, a twice-yearly event in March and October during which classrooms are able to interact with scientists studying the Sun. Outside of Solar Week, information, activities, and resources are archived and available online at any time.

S'COOL Lesson: Clouds - a Multidisciplinary Study

Clouds serve as a theme in a series of linked introductory explorations in math, language arts, and science.

Going to Extremes

After reading aloud a text on life in extreme environments, students will discuss what life is and the requirements of life. Groups of students will conduct an experiment of their choosing on chia seeds to explore how extreme environments affect the growth of the plant.

How Clouds Form-Understanding the Basic Principles of Precipitation

The purpose of this investigation is to understand the change that takes place when water condenses from a gas to a liquid, and how a change in pressure affects this transformation.

Molecules in Motion

In this learning assessment, students demonstrate understanding of the following concepts: solids, liquids and gases, changes of state, convection, and density.

Build a Simple Sextant

In this activity, learners build a sextant to measure the altitude, or height above the horizon, of an object. The activity was originally designed to accompany a previous NASA-funded educational program, entitled The Sun in Time.

Seeing as Far as You Can See

In this activity, students become familiar with using binoculars and/or a telescope. They locate and identify constellations, and the Andromeda Galaxy. This is a night-time activity that is designed to be done in the fall, when the Andromeda Galaxy is most easily visible in the early evening.

Here, There and Everywhere Poster Set

This series of visual presentations illustrates common physics principles across vastly different scales, using human-scale photographs, earth science and astrophysics imagery. The products look at such topics as shadows, wind, bow waves and collisionally-excited gas.

Lunar Land Use

Learners will design a development on the Moon that is suitable, feasible, and beneficial and present proposals for developments on the Moon in a competition for approval from a student-staffed Lunar Council.