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Integer Arithmetic

This is a set of one-page problems about the size and area of solar panels used to generate power. Learners will will use integer arithmetic to tally the number of hydrogen, oxygen and carbon atoms in a molecule and determine the number of methane atoms that can result.

Pilots, Airplanes and Tangents of Three (3) Degrees

This exercise shows a practical application of trigonometry in the aviation environment, where student pilots consider the relationship between altitude and distance to complete a landing. It requires a scientific calculator.

A History of Forest Use in the Pacific Northwest

This textbook chapter summarizes the changes in the ecosystems found in the world's forests. This is chapter 2 in the unit, A New World View, which introduces global systems science, emphasizing the concepts of environmental diversity, Earth as a system, and sustainability.

Secchi Disk Interactive

Learn how to build a Secchi disk and use it to make water transparency measurements following the GLOBE protocol for water transparency measurement with a Secchi disk. This resource is part of the GLOBE Program Hydrosphere Protocol eTraining.

What is Wind Chill?

This resource introduces the concept of wind chill, the formula used to measure it and relates it to the causes of hypothermia. A simple experiment using a pie pan, sand, fan and a thermometer demonstrates this concept.

Exploring Relationships Among Variables in a Particular Month

In this activity, student teams explore the connections between parts of the Earth system by examining a time series of environmental data maps.

How Do We Get There?

This is a lesson/briefing about the Dawn mission and the significance of its ion propulsion system.

Sand or Rock: Finding Out from 1000 km

Learners will measure temperature of two different surfaces; sand and stone; on a sunny day, make a series of temperature measurements, and plot the results. Extensions include experimenting with different materials, using temperature sensors and noncontact infrared thermometers.

Looking Back in Time

This lesson plan will provide a concrete way for students to understand the concept of distance in space equals distance in time. This is done using information gathered from a timeline activity in Lesson 1: Earth, the Universe, and Culture.

Solar Convection

Learners will use hot and cold water to see how fluids at different temperature move around in convection currents. This activity is from the DIY Sun Science app and is for ages 10 and up.

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