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Solar and Planetary Radio Astronomy

For Students 9th - 12th
Check out these seven lessons from NASA on the discovery of Jupiter radio waves, the speed of light, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Everything you need is here, including teacher keys, student handouts, lesson steps, and example...
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Hedy Lamarr, An Inventive Mind

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Hedy Lamarr led a double life. Best known as an actress, Lamarr was also a brilliant inventor, responsible for the technology found in Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. After studying primary and secondary source materials, groups conduct an...
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First Image of a Black Hole!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have scholars ever wondered what a black hole looks like? See the first image of a massive black hole and learn about what a black hole is, how it forms, and how telescopes took images from around the world. The video then relates the...
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This Toy Can Open Any Garage

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Just how secure are those remote devices used to unlock cars and open garage doors?  A short video follows two friends as they try to hack the codes using children's toys and sophisticated computer programs.
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Radio Transmission

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Radio waves are all around us! How do they transmit sound? Using an interactive, scholars examine how songs travel through the air. The resource explains the process from the radio station, to signal towers, to the radio unit. A look at...
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How We Used the Moon to Send Radio Messages

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Cold War presented some communication challenges to the US military. Because the conflict was before the launch of satellites, scientists focused on the earth's natural satellite, the moon, the bounce radio signals. A video lesson...
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Bill Nye Asks Does Jupiter Have A Core?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do scientists figure out what's inside something without cutting it in half? Space scholars search for answers with a short video from the THNKR Why with Bill Nye! playlist. Bill Nye discusses how the orbital path of the Juno space...
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PS4C - Information Technologies and Instrumentation

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
It's time to get technical! Technical doesn't have to be tricky, though—even in the lower grades. A short video discussing standard PS4C, Information Technologies and Instrumentation, leads you through the surprisingly simple side of...
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PS4B - Electomagnetic Radiation

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
What do science scholars need to know about electromagnetic radiation? Get in depth with standard PS4B from the Next Generation Science Standards. The narrator discusses the parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, wave and particle...
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Galaxies, Part 2

For Students 6th - 12th
Worlds within worlds! Journey to galaxies near and far with a thought-provoking video. Young astronomers learn how scientists detected very distant galaxies using their electromagnetic signatures far outside the visible range. Other...
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The Jovian Basketball Hoop

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A radio receives radio signals, converts them to an electrical signal, then converts this signal to a sound signal, and amplifies the sound so people can hear it. Class members use this information to create a short-wave radio antenna...
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Observing the Universe

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Galileo is often credited as the inventor of telescopes, but he was just the first to use one to study the night sky. The last installment in a series of five about the Big Bang Theory looks at how scientists explore our universe. Groups...
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Solar Storms

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know our sun has the power to make telegraphs work and cell phones cease to work? Show a video that explains solar storms and their impact on us. It describes what solar storms are, when and why they happen, and the good and the...
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Radio Waves and Electromagnetic Fields

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Radio waves can travel through concrete, wood, and bricks — that's power! Watch as radio waves are broadcast by moving an electron manually or by having it move on its own. Learners see how radio waves travel in waves and can manipulate...
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Is There Intelligent Life Beyond Earth?

For Students 6th - 12th
An educational video focuses on the SETI, search for extra-terrestrial intelligence, and the METI, messaging extra-terrestrial intelligence. It explains how we would identify a planet with life and how they would be able to hear from us....
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Radio JOVE Data Analysis

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
It is common knowledge that Saturn and Uranus have rings, but did you know that Jupiter also has rings created by meteorite impacts on its 67 moons? Scholars use the Radio JOVE data coming from Jupiter to calibrate the equipment,...
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Radio Waves and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A discussion of radio waves and the electromagnetic spectrum starts an innovative instructional activity about wavelengths. Then, a guided practice problem on how to convert kHz to wavelength gets pupils on the right track. Finally,...
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The Effects of Earth’s Upper Atmosphere on Radio Signals

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Assist your class with understanding how Earth's atmosphere is affected by radio signals. They discuss current knowledge of radio waves and construct an aluminum screen to mimic the effects of the ionosphere. They continue the lesson by...
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The Discovery of Jupiter Radio Waves

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Lead your class on a journey to the planet Jupiter and provide them with fun facts in the process. Learners explore radio waves emitted by Jupiter to further understand how this data helps our daily lives. They conclude by discussing...
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Make a Low Energy Radio Transmitter

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do you demonstrate radio transmissions? Pupils build a low-energy radio transmitter by constructing two coils from magnet wire and connecting them to audio/phone plugs. The resource provides the details on how to build the...
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AM Radio Ionosphere Station

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Tune in! Young scientists use an AM radio at home to monitor solar output. The long-term project would be ideal in a flipped classroom or as an out-of-class project. 
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How Does Your Smartphone Know Your Location?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
When your smartphone tells you the weather of your current location or gives you directions to the nearest gas station, there's more going on that you might realize. Follow along with this short video as it explains how satellites,...
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How to Understand the Image of a Black Hole

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is a black hole? Individuals hear a detailed explanation about what a black hole is, how it forms, and how it effects light and matter. The characteristics of a black hole determine the image it produces in telescopes, and...
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Electromagnetic Spectrum Worksheet

For Students 7th - 10th
These six multiple-choice questions ask pupils to evaluate the energy, wavelength, and frequency of particular electromagnetic wavelengths. Further questions then require them to apply their knowledge and convert certain values or give...