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Why is NASA Sending a Spacecraft to a Metal World?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can we journey to outer space to learn more about inner Earth? Discover the method to NASA's madness with an enlightening short video. The narrator explains the composition of the asteroid the resource is studying, what scientists hope...
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NASA: Moving Cargo

For Teachers 9th Standards
How does NASA transport people and cargo to planets? The five-lesson unit breaks down the transportation system that scientists use to transport cargo to space. Pairs team up in order to devise a transportation system that will carry the...
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NASA Might Send a Helicopter to Mars

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Maneuvering the Curiosity Rover is a little more complicated than driving in a video game! NASA researchers use photos from the rover and satellites to determine the direction of travel, and slow-moving communication makes for a...
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Exploring Photosynthesis with NASA Remote Sensing Data

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore photosynthesis using NASA satellite data. In this inquiry based biology lesson plan, students will look at data from a chosen national park to determine when the maximum amount of photosynthesis is occurring. This will...
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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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NASA Anniversary

For Students 5th - 10th
For this NASA Anniversary worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, correct words, multiple choice, spelling, sequencing, scrambled sentences, writing questions, survey, and...
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Get Your Techno On

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Desert regions are hotter for multiple reasons; the lack of vegetation causes the sun's heat to go straight into the surface and the lack of moisture means none of the heat is being transferred into evaporation. This concept, and other...
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Listening for Rings from Space

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Lasers are so precise, they can detect a change the thickness of a human hair in the distance from here to the nearest star. To replicate NASA's LISA mission to measure gravitational waves in space class members build a model of a laser...
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NASA's Eyes on the 2017 Eclipse

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
How did the 2017 eclipse look in Los Angeles—or Chicago? Experience both views, plus many more, using a lesson from PBS's Space series for middle schoolers. Scholars follow the movements of the sun, moon, and Earth during the most recent...
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We're Heading to the Sun!

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
NASA currently operates missions to the sun at the center the galaxy as well as the mysterious glow at the outside edge of the solar system. Learn about both missions thanks to an engaging installment from the SciShow Space series....
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A Symbol of NASA

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
In this NASA worksheet, students explore the shapes that make up the NASA logo. They color the sphere, stars, wing shape, and oval specified colors. Finally, students design their own logo for NASA.
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NASA's Mars gamble pays off

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students read an article about NASA and Mars and complete short answer questions about the article. In this Mars lesson plan, students also create a scale model of the solar system.
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NASA Juggles Four Satellites at Once

For Students 9th - 12th
In this NASA satellites worksheet, students read about the Magnetosphere Multi-Scale satellite constellation that NASA will launch in 2013. They solve 4 problems including finding the volume of the MMS constellation, finding how long it...
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What's It like at the Edge of the Solar System?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What changes when you leave the solar system and enter interstellar space? First, scientists needed to define the end of the solar system. Using an interesting video, an installment from the SciShow Space series explains how the...
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Let's Investigate Mars

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Take your science class on a hypothetical field trip to Mars with an engaging astronomy lesson. After first learning about NASA's Mars rover missions, young scientists plan their own scientific investigations of Earth's nearest neighbor.
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Apollo’s Most Important Discovery (Inside NASA’s Moon Rock Vault!)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It's been 50 years since astronauts walked on the moon. A lesson from an extensive It's Okay to be Smart discusses how the moon rock helped scientists understand the early solar system. The presenter explains how scientists made their...
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Space: NASA's Frontier

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research the history and accomplishments of the American space program and ponder its role in the future. They gather research on NASA and make small group presentations to the class on their findings and assessments.
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Dark Matter NASA Conference

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young scholars calculate the escape velocity of planets in our solar system and use that knowledge to calculate the escape velocity for NGC 2300 group. They then suggest reasons for the escape velocity to be higher than possible given...
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The Next Mission to Mars: Mars 2020

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In July of 2020, NASA plans to launch a new Mars rover. An out-of-this-world video explores this exciting mission. It describes goals of the mission and the many challenges involved. It also offers hope for new findings and new...
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The Hottest Planet Ever

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Have you ever wanted to visit the sun? While that's not an option given the temperatures involved, use a SciShow Space video to learn about the probe headed to the sun to help people understand a few things that confuse scientists. The...
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Radiation Comparison Before and After 9-11

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using the NASA website, class members try to determine if changes could be detected in cloud cover, temperature, and/or radiation measurements due to the lack of contrails that resulted from the halt in air traffic after the attacks of...
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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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A Comparison Study of Water Vapor Data to Precipitation over North America

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students use NASA satellite data to compare water vapor over the United States.  In this data analysis instructional activity students use an Excel spreadsheet to map their data. 
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NASA Plans Moon Base

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students react to statements about the moon, then read a news article about NASA's plans to build a permanent base on the moon. In this space science and current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and a...

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