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  • Glowing heated gases trapped by the magnetic forces in sunspot loops

    Magnetic Math

    11.30.10 - Explore magnetism with this collection of six lab activities and 37 mathematics-related problems.

  • A pilot sits in the cockpit of an airplane

    Flight Testing Newton's Laws

    11.16.10 - Use these 16 educational video clips to teach Newton's Laws of Motion.

  • A man standing next to materials used for making a dry ice comet

    Create a Comet With Dry Ice  →

    Watch this video to learn how to build an icy model of a comet, complete with shooting jets. Safety precautions are required.

  • A cartoon boy holds a bicycle wheel

    Technology Teacher: Navigating by Good Gyrations  →

    11.02.10 - Use these demonstrations to show how gyroscopes help guide spacecraft through space.

  • A collage of educator guides

    NASA eClips Educators Guides

    10.13.10 - These guides provide examples of how teachers may use video segments effectively as an instructional tool.

  • A squirrel holding a nut

    Space Math III -- Are U Nuts?

    10.05.10 - Converting from one set of units to another is a task scientists do every day. In this activity, students use dimensional analysis to convert obscure English units to metric units and vice versa.

  • Space shuttle Discovery

    How Things Work Videos

    09.28.10 - These videos showcase the creativity and dedication needed to turn the challenges of spaceflight into great achievements.

  • A cutaway view of Earth showing mountains, volcanoes and oceans

    Our Restless Planet  →

    09.14.10 - Use these animation clips to enhance your lessons about earthquakes, flooding, volcanoes and more.

  • C-9 jet climbing at a steep angle

    Weightless Wonder -- Reduced-Gravity Flight

    09.08.10 - Students will learn about the parabolic flights of NASA's C-9 jet, the Weightless Wonder, as they use equations of motion to derive a solution to a real-life problem.

  • Cover of Transportation and Space: Reuse and Recycle

    Transportation and Space: Reuse and Recycle

    08.31.10 - This unit encourages students to think about space exploration as an activity that will require humans to "live off the land" and use any resources available, whether natural or man-made.

  • The words Our Solar System superimposed over objects in our solar system

    Solar System Lithograph Set

    08.24.10 - This set includes 15 educational lithographs. Each one contains images, significant dates and background information about a planet or solar body.

  • DIY Podcast

    Do-It-Yourself Podcast

    Create your own podcast with NASA video and audio clips.

  • The Hubble Space Telescope orbits above Earth

    Myths Vs. Reality: Hubble Space Telescope  →

    08.10.10 - Remedy common misconceptions about the Hubble Space Telescope and space technology with this activity that can be completed individually or in groups. Teaching tips are included.

  • Cartoon Boy Scout holding a model rocket

    Youth and Community Activities

    07.07.10 - Are you looking for hands-on activities to do with youth groups or Scouts? Browse the websites listed here for fun things to do in an informal education setting.

  • Crab Nebula

    Do You See What I See? Astronomical Imaging Lesson  →

    06.29.10 - In this lesson, students examine the role that filters play in viewing an astronomical object. Each student will build a filter wheel through which they will examine a color image of the Crab Nebula.

  • Screenshot of the Galactic Doom game

    Galactic Doom

    06.08.10 - "Galactic Doom" is the latest in the Space Mysteries series of interactive Web games for middle and high school students.

  • A man holds a large weather balloon

    Using Radiosonde Data From a Weather Balloon Launch  →

    06.24.08 - In this lesson plan from the MY NASA DATA team, students use radiosonde data from a weather balloon launch to distinguish the characteristics of the lower atmosphere.

  • Earth's moon

    Distance to the Moon

    05.18.10 - Students calculate the distance between scale models of Earth and the moon.

  • Drawing of a refracting telescope

    Building a Telescope

    05.04.10 - Students construct simple refracting telescopes and calculate the magnifications.

  • Political cartoon showing John F. Kennedy running across a missile spanning a gap

    Celebrating Apollo Series: The Presidents and NASA

    This AP history lesson has students interpret primary and secondary sources to evaluate the role that presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon played in the development of the space program.