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MRC: Overview of the Solar System (Grades 6-8)

Learners will review the structure, content and size of the Solar System.

Engineer a Satellite

In this activity, learners select the scientific instruments for their satellite, calculate the power requirements for all the subsystems, and construct a scale model of their very own Earth observing satellite using building blocks and/or Legos. Includes instructions and worksheets.

Planet Quest Observing Cards

The PlanetQuest Observing Cards are designed to give telescope operators and other interpreters a new way of explaining the night sky. Relating common observing objects to our search for exoplanets makes these spectacular sights more understandable.

Mission: Solar System - Robo Arm

Learners design and build a robotic arm that can lift a cup off a table. This resource includes a challenge video, leader notes, and handouts.

Sun|trek: Projects for Schools Using Real Solar Data

This series of laboratory lessons and activities uses authentic solar imagery and data to introduce students to solar science. Students are asked to explore details in imagery, including how to deal with the issues of noise and resolution, and understand scale.


This is a detailed historical lesson about comets, distant icy worlds often visible to observers on Earth.

What is Industrial Agriculture?

Highly productive commercial agriculture, known as industrial agriculture, is the focus of this investigation.

MY NASA DATA: Snow Cover by Latitude

In this data analysis activity, students will compare the amount (percentage) of snow cover along selected latitudes.

Live! From 2-Alpha

This activity is one of several in which students are required to access and analyze actual data from NASA missions, including video "interviews" with real NASA scientists, to solve a mystery.

GPM: Hurricanes Beyond the Tropics

When New England was hit by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, there was not a satellite monitoring tropical storms that far north; the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) was operating in a band between the 35-degree latitudes.