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Astro101 Slide Set: From Supernovas to Planets

This slide set focuses on the discovery of a massive dust cloud in a supernova remnant. It is one of a series of short, topical presentations on new developments from NASA astrophysics missions, relevant to introductory astronomy topics.

Science Fiction with Good Astronomy and Physics

This is an annotated, topical list of science fiction novels and stories based on more or less accurate astronomy and physics ideas.

Seasons Unraveled - The Angle of Sunlight

This is an activity about understanding how the Earth’s axial tilt changes the angle at which sunlight hits the Earth, contributing to the variations in temperature throughout the seasons.

SciJinks: Steps in a Science Fair Project

Seven basic steps for completing a science fair project are listed; three related links are provided. SciJinks is a joint NASA/NOAA educational website targeting middle school-aged children and their educators. It explores weather and Earth science through articles, videos, images, and games.

Distant Galaxies

This is an activity about the Hubble Deep Field image, an observation of one small area of sky that contained no previously-detected objects. The long time exposure of this image allows us to detect some of the most distant objects seen in our Universe.

Space Math - IV

This is a booklet containing 31 problem sets that involve a variety of math skills, including scientific notation, simple algebra, and calculus. Each set of problems is contained on one page.

Mars 2003: Closest Approach

These two images, taken 11 hours apart with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, reveal two nearly opposite sides of Mars. Hubble snapped these photos in 2003 as the red planet was making its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years. In the accompanying educational activity, In Search of ...

The Puzzle of Inheritance

In this textbook chapter, students are introduced to Mendelian inheritance and the biological processes through which changes in DNA are created and propagated within a population. An activity teaches students about dominant and recessive alleles, using coin tosses to complete a Punnett Square.

What Can We Learn from Images?

Learners will compare and contrast images of Earth and Mars and then experiment with lenses to understand more about the instruments used to make the pictures. This is activity 1 of 9 in Mars and Earth: Science Learning Activities for After School.

Improv with the Stars

The activity begins with information on general characteristics of stars and the criteria used to classify of them into four stellar groups.

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