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Interstellar movie lesson. Science and Technology of WWII. So What is This About?

Science and Technology of WWII

Teachers, here you will find classroom lesson plans related to the science and technology of WWII. Social studies and history teachers can use these lessons to imbue science and math into their classrooms. Science and math teachers can use these lessons to bring real-world applications to their theories and concepts. Feel free to adapt these lessons to best suit your classroom needs and environment. Life Under a Rock: Bacteria in Extreme Environments. The world’s deserts are harsh environments.

Life Under a Rock: Bacteria in Extreme Environments

Some are extremely hot like the Sahara in Africa, while others are frozen deserts, like those in the polar regions. What unites them is that they are all very dry, receiving little annual precipitation. It might seem like nothing could grow in these environments. But if you turn over a white rock like quartz or marble in practically any desert on earth, you’ll see something that looks like this: This is a colony of cyanobacteria, with plenty of dirt sticking to it. Reinventing the Wheel (for Mars) How do we study the surface of Mars if we can’t go there?

Reinventing the Wheel (for Mars)

Mars is one of our closest neighbors in the solar system and likely the next planet that humans will set foot on. One big reason we’re interested in Mars is because water once flowed there, and may still flow there today. CIMSS GOES-R Education Proving Ground. New GOES-R WebApps Working with middle and high school science teachers, CIMSS and ASPB have developed several Next-Generation WebApps to explore the new capabilities of the GOES-R ABI.

CIMSS GOES-R Education Proving Ground

Try the new Webapps! New analysis adds support for a subsurface ocean on Pluto: Findings suggest other large objects in the Kuiper belt may also have liquid oceans beneath frozen shells. A liquid ocean lying deep beneath Pluto's frozen surface is the best explanation for features revealed by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, according to a new analysis.

New analysis adds support for a subsurface ocean on Pluto: Findings suggest other large objects in the Kuiper belt may also have liquid oceans beneath frozen shells

The idea that Pluto has a subsurface ocean is not new, but the study provides the most detailed investigation yet of its likely role in the evolution of key features such as the vast, low-lying plain known as Sputnik Planitia (formerly Sputnik Planum). Sputnik Planitia, which forms one side of the famous heart-shaped feature seen in the first New Horizons images, is suspiciously well aligned with Pluto's tidal axis. The likelihood that this is just a coincidence is only 5 percent, so the alignment suggests that extra mass in that location interacted with tidal forces between Pluto and its moon Charon to reorient Pluto, putting Sputnik Planitia directly opposite the side facing Charon.

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The Extrasolar Planet Encyclopaedia — Catalog Listing. Detailed age map shows how Milky Way came together. Using colors to identify the approximate ages of more than 130,000 stars in the Milky Way's halo, Notre Dame astronomers have produced the clearest picture yet of how the galaxy formed more than 13.5 billion years ago.

Detailed age map shows how Milky Way came together

Astrophysicist Daniela Carollo, research assistant professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, and Timothy Beers, Notre Dame Chair of Astrophysics, along with research assistant professor Vinicius Placco and their colleagues published their findings in Nature Physics, including a chronographic (age) map that supports a hierarchical model of galaxy formation. Astronomy. Smart is the New Sexy - Timeline. Nov dec97 phases of venus. Oct10 moon phases. Dec06 the real shape of the moons orbit. Exploriments: Weight, Mass and Force of Gravity - Effect of Altitude and Comparison across Multiple Planets on the App Store.

This Is What Earth Would Be Like Without The Moon. Educational Resources « Astronomical Society. A Sampling of Hands-On Astronomy Activities from the ASP Jump into hands-on astronomy with these classroom tested activities from a variety of ASP programs Surfing the Solar System Surf the web to find the answers to a fun solar system puzzle for the whole family K-12 Online Astronomy Activities Navigate the tangled web of activities on the internet with this annotated list, organized by subject Night Sky Network Astronomy Activities & Resources The Universe in the Classroom, a newsletter for teachers.

Educational Resources « Astronomical Society

Articles on Education from Mercury Magazine Hunt down some good ideas and resources in these archived articles from the “Education Newswire” and “Black Holes to Blackboards” departments of our membership magazine, Mercury. Other Articles on Education Selected Resource Guides Gather some great background reading from these annotated astronomical resource guides: A Year After Pluto. Comments. Ken Ledoux Not terrifying; awesome.


What's terrifying is what we've done to earth. 32 · 4 hours ago Richard Clear. Which Came First on Earth. The hunt for life on other planets is due for a makeover.

Which Came First on Earth

Although it is often confined to planets orbiting in the so-called habitable zone where proximity to their host stars makes temperatures just right for liquid water, many astronomers are beginning to think outside the “Goldilocks” box. Some wonder if previously overlooked mechanisms—including life itself—could broaden the habitable zone well beyond its current definition. Colin Goldblatt, a planetary scientist at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, even argues that life’s ability to alter a planet’s climate poses a new paradox: A planet’s habitability could depend on whether life has already made itself at home there, a situation that would place habitability and life in a baffling chicken-or-egg scenario. Goldblatt has been looking beyond Earth-like atmospheres to see how different concentrations of nitrogen and carbon dioxide might tweak a planet’s habitability.

The solar system amazes me. Scale of the Universe – Putting the universe into perspective. iReleaseEndorphins. Physical, Earth and Space. Sharing the Adventure with the Student: Exploring the Intersections of NASA Space Science and Education: A Workshop Summary. Evolution of the Moon.

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Assignments Lab writeups will be due as per the syllabus, generally on lab days after each test. Only projects from this set are available for credit for the due dates labled "space project due". 2014 December 8 - Wanderers. Super Planet Crash - Can you feel the gravity? Microsoft Word - scale_solar_system_geology - scale_solar_system_geology.pdf. Sunspots Activity: 1 of 5. Discipline: Science. Download NASA's Eyes. Curiosity_Landing_Site_2012.pdf. NASA Wavelength Digital Library. NASA Wavelength Digital Library. Mars Education. Marsbound! Mission to the Red Planet - JPL Education. By David Seidel David Seidel manages JPL's K-12 education program.

Before joining JPL he taught high school astronomy and physical science and ran a planetarium. Marsbound! Is a visual, easy-to-download-and-play board game that students really enjoy. I've used this in classrooms across the country and it takes very little prep time. What's particularly nifty is that this activity simulates real situations experienced by NASA scientists and engineers. Student ability level: Students need to be able to add and subtract fractions, and multiply and divide whole numbers. Educational Resources « Astronomical Society. The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0 « Astronomical Society. Purchase through the ASP’s AstroShop A Collection of Activities and Resources for Teaching Astronomy (on a DVD-ROM) Edited by Andrew FraknoiPublished by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific This DVD-ROM is the most comprehensive resource and activity guide for teaching basic concepts in space science ever published.

HESS-Teaching Resources - EHS-Manning. Unknown - 145916main_Astrobiology.Guide.pdf. 201304_NGSS-Wysession.pdf. SkyServer Basic Projects - Teachers' Guides. SkyServer Advanced Projects - Teacher's Guides. SkyServer Challenging Projects - Teacher'ss Guides. Our projects are designed to teach astronomy interactively, using the tools that professional astronomers use.

All examples in these projects are taken from real stars and galaxies as seen by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the most detailed survey in the history of astronomy. These pages give information on how to use SkyServer's projects as an interactive lab in your science class. The projects were designed to be done individually, but they can be done in teams as well. Each individual or team will need a computer with Web access. The table below gives an overview of each project. SkyServer Challenges are designed to stretch the students' thinking with difficult questions and long-term projects. LSW Publications, Inc. - Publishers of Educational Materials specializing in Astronomy and Weather Topics. Hands-On Astronomy Activities « Astronomical Society. Education. PROJECT CLEA HOME PAGE. Simulation Curriculum Corp. — High School. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.

REBROADCAST: Space. Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the launch of Voyager 2 (it rocketed off Earth on 8/20/77 carrying a copy of the Golden Record), and tip your hat to the Mars rover Curiosity as it kicks off its third week on the red planet, with a rebroadcast of one our favorite episodes: Space. We've been space-crazy the past few weeks here at Radiolab -- from cheering on the scientifically epic landing of the Mars rover earlier this month, to staying up late to watch the Perseid meteor showers, to reliving a stomach-churning spacewalk with an astronaut in our live show In the Dark. We've been happily turning our thoughts and gazes skyward all summer long.

So before the nights get too chilly, grab a blanket, cue up Space, and stare into that vast, glittering, perspective-shaking darkness with us. Dark Side of the Earth. 200 miles above Earth's surface, astronaut Dave Wolf -- rocketing through the blackness of Earth's shadow at 5 miles a second -- floated out of the Mir Space Station on his very first spacewalk. In this short, he describes the extremes of light and dark in space, relives a heart-pounding close call, and shares one of the most tranquil moments of his life.

When we were putting together our live show In the Dark, Jad and Robert called up Dave Wolf to ask him if he had any stories about darkness. And boy, did he. Dave told us two stories that became the finale of our show. Oct10-moon phases. Astronomy Summary Sheet. Astronomy Simulations and Animations. The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0 DVD-ROM: AstroShop. Killer Asteroids. The Sun. The Hazards of a Long Duration Flight. The Earth in Space HOT questions. HQ2TC271.PDF. Origins: Series Overview. Origins: Back to the Beginning September 29, 2004 NEIL deGRASSE TYSON (Astrophysicist): A hellish, fiery wasteland, a molten planet hostile to life, yet somehow, amazingly, this is where we got our start. Un-Manned Space Assignment - revised. Astronomy_Debate. GravityAndOrbitsLabActivity.

Scale_solar_system_geology. MOON_OBSERVATION_ANALYSIS. MG_Tides of War_web.indb - MG_Tides of War.pdf. The NASA App for Smartphones and Tablets. Application Description The NASA App showcases a huge collection of the latest NASA content, including images, videos on-demand, NASA Television, mission information, news & feature stories, latest tweets, ISS sighting opportunities, satellite tracking, Third Rock Radio and much more.

The NASA App is available free of charge on the iOS App Store from Apple or on Google Play for Android. Features. 399149. The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0 DVD-ROM: AstroShop. A Collection of Activities and Resources for Teaching Astronomy (on a DVD-ROM) Download NASA's Eyes. Hands-On Astronomy Activities « Astronomical Society. Jewels of the Night. STEM Lesson Plans. The Mars Education lesson plans section is here to serve as a resource for educators, grades K-12 to download and utilize in formal classroom settings. Astrobiobound. Seeing in the Dark . For Teachers. When kids are asked for their favorite topics in science, astronomy (along with dinosaurs) is always high on the list. Stellarium.

Astronomy_Debate. PROJECT CLEA HOME PAGE. Classroom-Ready Activities Matrix. Education. Bill Gates’ Great-Great-Granddaughter’s Honeymoon: An Astronomy Activity for Several Different Age Groups. When students finish a unit or course on the planets these days, they are often overwhelmed with facts, comparisons, and images. A good culminating activity, to help them organize their thinking (and review), is to have them divide into small groups (travel agencies) and come up with their top ten solar system “tourist sights” for future space vacationers, complete with images.

100,000 Stars" by Google Data Arts Team. A Six Minute Tour of the Known Universe. Universe Sandbox. A “sandbox” of the universe, allowing users to interact with and change almost any aspect of outer space while receiving detailed feedback on effects. Benefits of Play: Creativity, Innovation, Critical thinking, Content-specific Science, STEM, Educational Issue(s): scientific realism Platform: OS X, PC Cost: Free. Moon Globe HD. How Far is it to Mars? Preview In-Vesta-Gate.