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  • Avatar stands beside the words How to Make a Podcast

    DIY Podcast Tutorial

    A six-video series shows how to use the DIY Podcast site and NASA's free resources to create video and audio podcast files with students.

  • The cover of the Our Solar System lithograph set

    Our Solar System Lithograph Set

    Print images and read facts about the solar system. Lithographs feature images from NASA missions or illustrations of objects in the solar system.

  • Diagram of the water cycle

    Air and Water Module

    Students learn about chemical cycles (carbon dioxide, oxygen, water) in ecosystems and the need for protecting water supplies and clean air.

  • The words 'To Plant or Not to Plant?' above images of three plants next to a cartoon of William Shakespeare wearing overalls and holding a spade

    To Plant or Not to Plant?  →

    Travel with Bill to each of the world's biomes to help him study plant specimens. Your mission is to plant each specimen in the best possible biome.

  • Algae Bloom in the Baltic Sea

    Tracking Ocean Ecology  →

    Students use NASA data to evaluate changes in the amount of the ocean's chlorophyll-a and draw conclusions about how changes may affect the ecology.

  • Mission Biomes Navigation

    Mission: Biomes  →

    Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to investigate biomes, then test your knowledge about the biomes by completing each mission.

  • Diagram of precipitation forming in a cloud

    Investigating the Climate System -- Precipitation

    This problem-based learning module explores the study of rainfall.

  • Australian coastline with tags identifying sediment deposit, barrier islands, a river estuary and the Indian Ocean

    ISS EarthKAM Erosion Challenge  →

    Take part in the April 2013 ISS EarthKAM mission and enter the ISS EarthKAM Erosion Challenge. Winning schools will talk live with an astronaut!

    › Find out how to enter  →
  • Cover of Meteorology: An Educator's Resource for Inquiry-Based Learning for Grades 5-9

    Meteorology Educator Guide

    The activities in this guide ask students to build and/or test a variety of weather instruments to better understand weather phenomena.

  • Grid displaying the names of science process skills in each square

    Science Process Skills Lesson Plans  →

    Access MY NASA DATA lesson plans related to the science process skills.

  • Diagram of positions of Earth relative to the sun at different seasons

    The Reason for the Seasons  →

    Students will learn about the reason for the seasons by analyzing graphs of surface radiation and mean surface temperature.

  • Applet to Grow Snowflakes

    Cold, Clouds and Snowflakes  →

    Use NASA data to determine where wintry precipitation occurred and use snowflake and temperature data to decide the likely shapes of the crystals.

  • Water poster

    Earth Science Posters  →

    Each poster from the Earth Observing System project explains what scientists are doing to understand air, water, land and ice. Download the posters.

  • Three pink crystals grow on three strings that hang from a skewer suspended across two jars of red water

    STEM on Station Digital Learning Event

    Videoconference with NASA to show students that it takes science, technology, engineering and mathematics to run the International Space Station.

  • Potato on a small rotating motor

    Vegetable Light Curves  →

    Students observe a rotating potato to understand how astronomers can determine the shape of asteroids from variations in reflective brightness.

  • A bison stands in the snow

    Winter's Story

    How can falling snow, snow storms, snowpacks and ice cores help us to understand weather, climate and climate change?

    › Winter's Story Slideshow
  • Cover of Moon Power

    Moon Power -- Energy and Power

    Ten 5E lessons help students learn that energy and power are needed for work. People must choose energy sources that do not negatively affect Earth.

  • Satellite wearing a party hat and a party blower flies above Earth

    Throw a LandSat Launch Party!  →

    Landsat's 40-year legacy continues on Feb.11, 2013, with the next mission. Plan a party with these resources and watch the launch on NASA TV.

  • F-15 ACTIVE

    Fuel Efficiency

    Students graph variations in thrust/drag of an airplane when tail sections are removed. Using the graph, they draw conclusions about fuel efficiency.

  • Front of Earth's Energy Budget Poster

    Earth's Energy Budget Poster

    The poster includes activities that show how Earth's energy budget should be balanced, just like a family's financial budget.