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Watch This Guy Build a Massive Solar System in the Desert. Science, Optics and You. Table of Contents Science, Optics and You is a science curriculum package being developed for teachers, students, and parents.

Science, Optics and You

These activities are designed to promote the asking and answering of questions related to light, color, and optics. The program begins with basic information about lenses, shadows, prisms, and color, leading up to the use of sophisticated instruments scientists use to help them understand the world. Moon Shapes. Beautiful Poster Shows Entire History of Space Exploration. The public’s imagination may be focused on NASA‘s work towards sending a manned mission to Mars, but we’ve been exploring the mysteries of our cosmic neighbors for a long time now.

Beautiful Poster Shows Entire History of Space Exploration

In fact, there have been so many probes and ships sent into space that it can be hard to keep all of them straight–what they were, where they went, when they left and arrived, and even what their purpose was. Fortunately, tracking our history of space exploration just got a whole lot easier (and a lot more stylish) thanks to this beautiful, detailed poster that charts all of our successful solar excursions. 26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence. Space Math @ NASA. Mathematics Grade 6 Chapter 1 - Dividing Multi-digit Whole Numbers [Click Here] - Students will learn about satellites that gather data about Earth systems through reading a NASA press release and viewing a NASA eClips video segment.

Space Math @ NASA

Then students will practice dividing multi-digit numbers using satellite data related to Earths ozone layer. Featured NASA Missions: Aura Chapter 2 - Translating between Tables and Expressions [Click Here] - Students will learn about black holes through reading a NASA press release and viewing a NASA eClips video segment. NASA - Exploring Space Through Math. Lunar Phase Simulator - Lunar Phases. Lab Descriptions. Screenshot of portion of the Ptolemy's Model Simulator.

Lab Descriptions

Solar System Models Module. Rotating Sky Explorer - The Rotating Sky. Virtual Laboratories for Introductory Astronomy. By Michael Guidry, University of Tennessee and Kevin M.

Virtual Laboratories for Introductory Astronomy

Lee, University of Nebraska The Brooks/Cole Virtual Astronomy Laboratories consist of 20 virtual online astronomy laboratories (VLabs) representing a sampling of interactive exercises that illustrate some of the most important topics in introductory astronomy. The exercises are meant to be representative, not exhaustive, since introductory astronomy is too broad to be covered in only 20 laboratories. Material is approximately evenly divided between that commonly found in the Solar System part of an introductory course and that commonly associated with the stars, galaxies, and cosmology part of such a course. The VLabs are packaged with the Seeds, Pasachoff & Filippenko, and the Fraknoi, Morrison, & Wolff texts and also may be purchased as a standalone product.

Intended Use As a result, one will find material of varying levels of difficulty in these laboratories. ClassAction. Announcement - We normally simply add new questions to the bottom of a module to prevent the numbering associated with questions from changing.

ClassAction

However, rarely a complete reorganization is appropriate to group questions of a similar topic near each other or to add a large amount of new material. Please note that during May (and likely into August) of 2013, substantial revisions are being performed on the Jovian Planets (and moons) Module.Please note that during May (and likely into June) of 2013, substantial revisions are being performed on the Debris Module.Please note that during April of 2013, substantial revisions were performed on the ExtraSolarPlanets module.

The Binary and Variable Stars and the Coordinates and Motions Modules were both reorganized around April of 2012. ClassAction v2 is a browser for all ClassAction questions. All modules below (and their resources) are accessible within this browser. Specialty Modules. ClassAction. Astronomy Interactives. This site provides ranking tasks for teaching introductory astronomy.

Astronomy Interactives

Pencil-and-paper versions as well as computer-based versions are available grouped by topic. New materials will be added as the computer-based versions are completed. It is anticipated that the pencil-and-paper versions will be photocopied for students and either used in the classroom or assigned as homework. The computer-based versions are intended as formative assessment tools to be used by students outside of class and have considerable utility in distance education courses. Paper Based Ranking Tasks Online Ranking & Sorting Tasks. Motions of the Sun Simulator - Motions of the Sun.

Search Results. Solar Week > Home. UPDATE: Good news!

Solar Week > Home

Solar Week is coming back in the fall -- October 17-21, 2016 -- with a focus on the 2017 total solar eclipse, informal activities and cool conversations with leading solar scientists. The website will be getting a new look, too. In the meantime, feel free to use the daily pages, and watch this space! Solar Week, a week of online cool facts, hands-on activities and games about the sun for ages 9-14, happens twice a year, approximately mid-to-late March and mid-to-late October. [Daily Facts, Games and Activities are available all year; "Ask a Question" has archived answers only -- until LIVE during Solar Week.] PROJECT CLEA HOME PAGE. Celestia: Home.

Stellarium. Cosmic_Calendar-wikimedia commons. Galleries - NASA Solar System Exploration. Like early explorers mapping the continents of our globe, astronomers are busy charting the spiral structure of our galaxy, the Milky Way.

Galleries - NASA Solar System Exploration

Using infrared images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists have discovered that the Milky Way's elegant spiral structure is dominated by just two arms wrapping off the ends of a central bar of stars. Previously, our galaxy was thought to possess four major arms. Solar System 101. Earthshine, the Moon's Darker Side. With a subtle beauty all its own, the earthshine we see glowing in the lunar night invites us to consider Earth's many connections to the Moon.

Earthshine, the Moon's Darker Side

NASA Video : Earth From Space Real Footage - Video From The International Space Station ISS. Maurice on the Moon - Moon Phases. TED Ed: The Moon Illusion. This is What Outer Space Does to Your Body NASA astronaut, engineer, and former football player Leland Melvin explains how the human body changes when it leaves the confines of Planet Earth. Your body may become taller, your heart might get smaller and change ... How the International Space Station Was Built – TED Ed. Lps. Think Scientifically. For Educators- Stanford Solar Center. Everyday Classroom Tools: Table of Contents. Welcome to the Everyday Classroom Tools web site! For the past three years, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory has worked with elementary schools in Massachusetts to develop an integrated, inquiry-inspiring curriculum framework that brings science and the Internet into the everyday life of the elementary classroom.

Symphony of Science - Scientists become rock stars // A project by melodysheep. NewsCenter. NewsCenter is the complete collection of every Hubble Space Telescope news release and its supporting materials, along with tools and resources designed to further your knowledge of astronomy. Find every Hubble news release, from the first images to the latest discoveries. Examine the complete collection of images, videos and the accompanying information. Releasing Scientific Findings to the Public: Scientists please submit newsworthy items with the news release form. Also see the news release policy. Browse the News Release Archive:More browse options Stay Connected Access Hubble Images, news and updates anytime, anywhere.

E-mail newsletter. Bad Moons Comments. Paper Plate Education"Serving the Universe on a Paper Plate" What's wrong with these pictures? Plenty! As detailed in the Bad Moons Rising activity, a random sampling of children's books at a small local library reveals frequent errors in how moon phases are depicted. Below are excerpts from the books and brief descriptions of the story. Click on the thumbnail image to enlarge. The Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017 - fly along with the shadow! Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - "Close" is NOT close enough! Our Letter to the editor, in response to his readers' possible decision to forsake the path:

Astronomy & Physics. 100,000 Stars. Good(night) Moons Rising. Paper Plate Education"Serving the Universe on a Paper Plate" Moon Information Resource And Guide. Moon Phases Calendar / Moon Schedule. Paper Plate Education. Welcome to a unique genre of education materials. Paper Plate Education is an initiative to reduce complex notions to simple paper plate explanations.

This website promotes innovative hands-on Activities that you can experience across a range of interests, at varying degrees of complexity, and at a low price—all with common paper plates. Check out the exciting new material that has been uploaded to this website recently. Paper Plate Education evolves as educators contribute to its content. Please pardon the star dust as our universe expands.

Cool Cosmos. Astro101. Teach Astronomy. NASA Wavelength Digital Library. Space Science Institute. Lunar phase. What's Wrong With This Picture? Moon 12:13 AM, 24 Dec. 13. Feedback loops: How nature gets its rhythms - Anje-Margriet Neutel. Is The Simpsons actually set Down Under? Astronomer claims Springfield CAN'T be in America because latest episode shows the moon as seen in the southern hemisphere.

Less than two weeks after The Simpsons producer dismissed a theory that Homer has been in a coma for two decades, an astronomer has come up with another conspiracy: Springfield is in the southern hemisphere. Sky.