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176 resources with the concept satellites

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How To Clean Up Space Junk

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
NASA tracks around 20,000 pieces of debris orbiting Earth. The garbage humans leave in space cause problems for space exploration, satellites, and communication. One group of scientists hopes to clean up the junk and make this planet...
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Projectile Motion Review

For Students 9th - 12th
Launching Fluffy, the Wonder Hamster, in a catapult might not be humane, but imagining the action to analyze projectile motion should be acceptable. This physics resource injects a little silliness, yet is quite serious about assessing...
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Ecosystems and Remote Sensing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students obtain remote sensing data to compare and contrast global biomass data with global temperature data.
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The Best Test of General Relativity (by 2 Misplaced Satellites)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An analysis of launched objects helps scholars understand general relativity in greater detail. These aren't just any launched objects, though! A video presentation describes the gravitation potential energy of satellites in orbit and...
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How the US Launched Its First Satellite

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Start to finish, the first satellite was an 84-day project. Follow the process in a video lesson presentation from the SciShow Space series. The narrator explains the decision-making process and structure of the satellite as well as the...
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We May Have Found the First Exomoon!

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is it possible scientists located the first exomoon, a moon outside our solar system? Watch a video lesson to learn why researchers believe they discovered an exomoon and the implications of this discovery on further research....
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Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion Described Using Earth Satellites

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young scholars examine the orbits of the more than 1,400 satellites that orbit Earth and visualize the application of Kepler's laws. They observe patterns of orbital periods and velocity as a function of distance from Earth to facilitate...
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Solar Space Telescopes

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
See the sun shine as you've never seen it before! Captivate your class with an activity from NOVA's Sun Lab unit. Viewers learn about the advanced satellite-mounted telescopes NASA uses to monitor the sun at every wavelength of light,...
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The Water Cycle: Heating the Ocean

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
There is more to the water cycle than simply rain and evaporation! The first installment in a four-part series explores the solar heating of the ocean through three satellite animations. The animations offer different views of the earth...
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Satellites, Shuttles, and Space Stations: Satellites in Orbit

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Blast off! How do satellites, space shuttles, and space stations escape Earth's gravity and achieve orbit? Young astronauts study rocket science (literally) with an interactive lesson. They discover the four main uses for satellites, how...
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Gamma-Ray Bursts

For Students 9th - 12th
What do you get when you combine the Cold War with black holes? You get one of the greatest scientific mysteries in the history of astronomy! Pupils discover how our quest to keep the Soviet Union from launching nuclear weapons helped to...
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Clarke's Dream

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How does satellite TV keep a steady stream when the earth and the satellite are constantly moving? Scholars use a simulator to adjust the radius of orbit of a satellite around the earth. They view graphs of acceleration and time period...
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What Do Astronauts Do?

For Students Pre-K - 6th Standards
Discover why astronauts go to space and what they do there with an entertaining video equipped with captivating graphics and an energetic host.
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Tracking a Drifter

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Be shore to use this drifter resource. The third installment of a five-part series has learners using the NOAA's Adopt-a-Drifter website to track to movement of a drifter (buoy) in the ocean. Graphing the collected data on a map allows...
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Weather Forecasting

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
According to the Farmers' Almanac, the weather will be nice today. Class members examine how weather forecasting plays a part in their lives with a resource that provides information on the history of forecasting, from using cloud...
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Planet Line-Ups

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Should Pluto be considered a planet or a dwarf planet? Scholars research planets in our solar system to understand their similarities and differences. It also includes memory activities related to the order of the planets. 
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Everything Revolves Around You

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
There are a couple of things that orbit Earth; satellites and our moon. But how is it that these objects don't crash into Earth? This is the focus of a video that explains how the gravitational pull of Earth on the moon and the velocity...
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The Case of the Wacky Water Cycle

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Join the tree house detectives in learning about the processes of the water cycle, water conservation, water treatment, and water as a limited resource.
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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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Using Vegetation, Precipitation, and Surface Temperature to Study Climate Zones

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Using NASA's Live Access Server, earth scientists compare the temperature, precipitation, and normalized difference vegetation index for four different locations. They use the data to identify the climate zone of each location using...
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NASA Visualization Explorer

For Students 4th - 12th
Read some of the most up-to-date information available from NASA's current Earth and space research! Along with showcased stories, you will find computer animations and satellite images that help you to view what humans cannot see with...
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Unit VIII Worksheet 5: Circular Motion

For Students 9th - 12th
Seven problems send physics stars out of this world! Challenge learners to calculate centripetal force, time to complete revolutions, circular speed, and acceleration. They also are asked to explain scenarios and draw a force diagram for...
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Mission Complete, Houston

For Students 4th - 8th
It was a bittersweet event when the space shuttle Atlantis touched down for the last time on July 21, 2011. Space science learners read an article about this event in The New York Times and then write answers to who, what, where, when,...
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Unit VIII: Worksheet 4 - Central Force

For Students 9th - 12th
Send physics learners into orbit by assigning this seven-problem activity. They will calculate the mass of a satellite, construct a force diagram, determine the radius of the orbit, and more. Physics worksheets can become wearisome, but...