Eyes in the Sky
Students use the Internet to investigate the Hubble Space Telescope and the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer satellite missions. They identify solid and liquid fueled rockets and build and launch a rocket out of paper and tape.
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New Review Navigation in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond
Ancient texts, like Homer's Odyssey, mentions navigating ships by observing constellations. Pupils learn about the link between history and astronomy as they relate to navigation in the Bronze Age. Scholars complete two hands-on...
9th - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Why Is It Dark at Night?
Don't keep your physics class in the dark about night—introduce them to the concept with a short animated video! The narrator discusses how the Big Bang set our universe into an ever-expanding motion where the stars we observe now appear...
4 mins 9th - 12th Science
Could Comets Be the Source of Life on Earth?
For thousands of years people have observed comets as they pass through the solar system, but could there be more to these celestial bodies than meets the eye? Watch this video to learn how these objects have recently been found to...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Are Those Floaty Things in Your Eye?
Ever find yourself looking at a clear blue sky and notice something that seems to be floating across your eye? Well, you're not alone. Watch this short video to find out exactly what causes this and other common visual phenomenon.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable