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Where Do They Come From? Follow the Falling Meteorite

This is a lesson about mapping objects using triangulation. Learners hunt distant meteorites using geometric properties and relationships, demonstrate and experience triangulation, and apply triangulation to directed and group-challenge mapping activities.

MY NASA DATA: Analyzing Tree Rings to Determine Climate Change

Tree ring analysis and satellite data observations are combined in this investigative lesson on past climate. Students will compare the width of tree rings from a real or virtual tree x-section with precipitation levels from authentic satellite observations for that same time period.

S'COOL Lesson: Poetry in Weather

In this learning activity, student will identify clouds and describe related weather, then incorporate the observations into a poem. The resource includes a multiple choice assessment. The lesson is supported by S'COOL cloud tutorial, and several poems about clouds.

Up In the Air

Working in groups, students use contact paper to make samplers to collect local data on aerosols - the small particles found in the atmosphere. Students then analyze, interpret and make predictions based on their data.

Big Bang Science Fiction

In this lesson, students create a fictional narrative on the beginning of time. They use their scientific knowledge of the Big Bang Theory and go back into time to when it occurred so they can make observations about it.

The Milky Way's Invisible Light

This 28-minute film was created to explain how our current understanding of the Milky Way was reached using many different wavelength of the electromagnetic spectrum. Please note, the link is to a direct download of the video; this is a large file - 336 MB.

Sampling Carbon Dioxide

In this lab activity, student teams hypothesize which source has a greater becomes CO² concentration: their breath, auto exhaust, or air in the classroom.

Digital Faces

Students will "digitize" photographs of human faces using various grid sizes and shades of gray.

Astro101 Slide Set: Neutron Star Spins Down

This slide set presents the atypical slow down in spin rate of one particular neutron star. It is one of a series of short, topical presentations on new developments from NASA astrophysics missions, relevant to introductory astronomy topics.

Measure the Sun's Size

Learners will make a pinhole viewer, and use it to measure the Sun’s size. This activity is from the DIY Sun Science app and is for ages 10 and up. It requires a bright sunny day.