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Experimental Science Biology Packs

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
With the help of the Experimental Science Biology Packs, young scientists can conduct experiments at home that don’t require expensive equipment. To begin the 10-part series, scholars investigate the presence and activity of amylase—an...
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Ben Across the Curriculum: Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Ben Across the Curriculum is a set of interdisciplinary lesson plans that highlight the five central themes in the international traveling exhibition Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World. These themes are Character Matters, B....
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Mission: Solar System

For Teachers 4th - 8th
NASA and Design Squad Nation aim to inspire a new generation of engineers with five hands-on challenges designed for grades four to eight. Young engineers design a landing device that protects a hard-boiled egg, create robotic arms like...
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Experimenting with Solar Heaters

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
As part of a STEM renewable energy series, middle schoolers design a standard solar heater. First, they create a simple solar heater to measure the temperature change in a vial of water, then calculate the heat energy transferred to the...
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Bioreactor Water Heating

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Three hands-on STEM renewable energy activities lead learners through the concepts of solar and biomass heating and water pumping to design a water pumping system that uses multiple technologies to avoid water freezing in winter. They...
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On the Moon Educator Guide

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
The five lessons in NASA’s On the Moon Educator Guide challenge young engineers to design and build an air-powered rocket, a shock-absorbing system to protect two marshmallow astronauts, and a rubber band-powered rover. In addition, they...
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Exploring Space Through Math: Geometry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young mathematicians use their knowledge of geometry and precalculus to study the movement of the robotic arm on the International Space Station (ISS) and the flight pattern of NASA’s C-9 jet. In addition, they use spherical coordinates...
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Exploring Space Through Math: Geometry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Exploring Space Through Math series offers six geometry lessons that use NASA resources to teach learners how to use the mathematics of deductive and spatial reasoning. They use geometry to compare the dimensions of the NBL pool, the...
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NOAA Enrichment in Marine Sciences and Oceanography (NEMO) Curriculum

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce scholars to the Marine Sciences and Oceanography with 23 lessons covering marine science, biology, chemistry, geology, physics, technology, and marine policy. Aligned with national science teaching standards, the lessons are...
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Exploring Space Through Math: Algebra II

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The three lessons in the Algebra II series Exploring Space Through Math expand learners’ knowledge of algebraic thinking and symbolic reasoning and encourage them to connect algebra and geometry. Activities include calculating the number...
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Exploring Space Through Math: Algebra I

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Algebra I introduces high school mathematicians to fundamental concepts in mathematics curriculum and science courses. The eight lessons in the NASA Exploring Space Through Math series provide learners with the opportunity to apply...
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Solar Transportation

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Pupils start a Solar Transportation unit by considering why it is difficult to phase out fossil fuels. Using provided data on the energy densities and efficiencies of different fuels, they calculate the number of miles a vehicle will...
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Introduction to the Photovoltaic Effect

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Four engaging lessons introduce scholars to the photovoltaic effect, solar cells, and electricity. After learning related vocabulary, pupils watch a video to learn why silicon is often used as a photoelectric semiconductor and how solar...
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Off the Grid

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
A unit on solar energy begins with pupils researching vocabulary terms related to electric currents. They then use a multimeter to measure the voltage and current for a solar module before calculating power and efficiency. Fun, hands-on...
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Space-Based Astronomy Educator Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
The Space-Based Astronomy Educator Guide teaches middle schoolers about the Earth’s atmosphere, the electromagnetic spectrum, and telescopes. Divided into units of study, including science demonstrations, lesson plans, and worksheets,...
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Summer Brain Games: Explore STEM in the City!

For Students K - 6th Standards
Chicago’s Museum of science+industry presents hands-on science activities designed to keep young brains engaged over the summer. The projects, which use readily available items, include engineering a skyscraper, a gravity sewer, and...
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Glacier National Park Curriculum

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (W-GIPP), chartered in 1932, is the first international Peace Park globally and spans the Canadian United States border. Five units introduce learners to political and environmental factors that...
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Unit Five: A Park Not Alone

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The one lesson in Unit 5 concludes the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (W-GIPP) series by examining the non-native species that are invading the park. Pupils read about and gather samples of exotic plants, create a master book...
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Unit Four: Land of Giants

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The McDonald Creek Valley, located on the west side of the Continental Divide in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (W-GIPP), focuses on the two lessons in unit four. In the first activity, scholars explore the role of death in...
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Unit Three: Parks in the Parks: The Aspenlands

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The two lessons in unit three explore the aspen parklands on the east side of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (W-GIPP). Totally different from any other area in W-GIPP, scholars study the aspen-controlled cycles of snowshoe...
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Unit Two: A Serious Economics Nut

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The second unit in the series examines the complex relationships between animals and plants in the whitebark pine community of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. In the first of five lessons, scholars mimic Clark’s Nutcracker...
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TeachEngineering: Air Quality InQuiry (AQ-IQ)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
One lesson and five activities provide scholars with the background and skills they need to conduct air quality research projects on topics they choose. Class members are introduced to air quality science, data collection, analysis, and...
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TeachEngineering: Photovoltaic Efficiency

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Many factors affect the power output of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. Four lessons and activities provide young engineers with the background information they need to design, build, and test photovoltaic systems.
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TeachEngineering: It's a Connected World - The Beauty of Network Science

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
A series of lessons and activities show scholars how engineers use graphs to understand large and complex systems. The first lesson provides the beginnings of graph theory by introducing set theory, graphs, and degree distributions of a...