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Right Place, Wrong Time

This story can be used to teach that results must be checked against known facts to see if they're reasonable.

Just What is a Logarithm?

In this resource, the author uses graphing and the linear scale to explain what logarithms are then describes examples that show how logarithms are used in the field of engineering. Examples include vibration levels in the Space Shuttle and the Richter Scale for earthquakes.

Take the MMS Challenge

This is a challenge-based activity set designed to have students explore and research the Magnetospheric MultiScale Mission (MMS). Students will explore the purpose and relevance of the mission as well as the scientific methodologies.

Hypothermia in the Little House

Highlights of Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic children's novel, Little House on the Prairie, provides passages where hypothermia is evidenced.

Climate Kids: What Is Happening In the Ocean?

This article examines the ocean's role in heat absorption and carbon dioxide absorption. The consequences of changes in those, as well as in ocean water salinity, are discussed.

Beam Me Up

In these activities, students investigate how gamma ray bursts emit energy in beams (as opposed to emitting light in all directions) and investigate the implications of this on the total number of gamma ray bursts seen in the universe.

Slide-Rule Graph

In this activity students use their Log Tapes as a reference for ordered pairs, and graph positive numbers as a function of their base-10 logarithms.

The Electromagnetic Spectrum: Projecting Visible Spectra

In this activity, students study the range of colors in a visible light spectrum created from either a glass prism or holographic diffraction grating.

S'COOL Lesson: Weather Jeopardy

This game is intended to be used at the end of a unit on weather, providing a review of cloud and weather-related concepts. A student worksheet and a list of questions for teacher use, as well as student notes and suggestions for assessment are included.

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.