How Far Away is SOHO?
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High schoolers create a scale model of the Earth and the sun that demonstrates where the SOHO satellite is in relation to the Earth.
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How Light Pollution Affects the Stars: Magnitude Readers
Did you know light can decrease visibility? Light pollution absolutely makes it more difficult to see stars. Scholars build a simple magnitude reader to determine the magnitude of stars. They use these data to estimate the impact of...
5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Distance and Special Relativity: How Far Away is Tomorrow?
It seems obvious that two miles is more distant than one mile, but did you know nine minutes is more distant than nine hours? The concept of special relativity explains how this is possible by graphing using only two dimensions. The...
1 min 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Far Away is the Moon? (The Scale of the Universe)
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2 mins 6th - 12th Science
New Review Bill Nye: How Not to Get Lost in Space
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2 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Far Can Legolas See?
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3 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Really Happens to the Plastic You Throw Away
Inspire environmentally conscious young minds with an exceptional video, which traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles after they are thrown away and move through the earth with different journeys through a landfill, an...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable