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  • Astronomy in the Round

    Astronomy in the Round

    10.05.10 - In this activity, students use astronomical photographs of solar system bodies to determine how large a celestial body must be before it starts to look round. Student and teacher pages are included.

  • K10 Robotic Rovers roam the desert in northern Arizona

    "Out of Sight" Remote Vehicle Activity

    12.01.09 - Students operate a robotic vehicle that is not directly in view of the driver or operations team.

  • Front cover of the Is There Water on Mars? educator guide

    Is There Water on Mars?

    10.20.09 - Investigations in this NASA educator guide explore the question of whether there is water on Mars.

  • Image of Hurricane Bertha on July 9, 2008

    Climate Change: Educational Materials  →

    10.14.09 - Use these Web sites and classroom activities to bring Earth science into your classroom.

  • Cover of the On the Moon educator guide

    On the Moon Educator Guide

    NASA and PBS's "Design Squad®" offer students six hands-on engineering challenges for class time or after-school programs.

  • X-15 To the Edge of Space Poster

    X-15 To the Edge of Space Poster

    09.22.09 - During 15 years of flight and 199 missions, the X-15 became the fastest and highest-flying piloted winged airplane of its time. The X-15 set NASA on course for the exploration of space.

  • space view of Station fire in Southern California, aug. 30, 2009

    Fire Image Offers Lesson in Space-Based Observations

    09.04.09 - What can an instrument in space tell us about the fires tearing through southern California?

  • First page of Neutral Buoyancy Astronaut Training Is Not Always

    Astronaut Training Is Not Always "Sink or Swim."

    09.09.09 - Use this resource guide and a NASA Brain Bites video to discuss density, sinking, floating and Archimedes' Principle.

  • Cartoon image of a book lashed to the back of a rocket and words Blast Back to School in lower right corner

    Blast Back to School

    08.11.09 - Add a little space to your classroom this year with NASA educational resources.

  • Mars

    The Grand Canyon of Mars and How it Formed  →

    08.11.09 - Through the five activities in this module, students investigate the formation of Mars' 3000-mile-long rift valley.

  • Artwork showing a developing moon and the word Selene

    Introducing a New Moon

    08.04.09 - "Selene," a NASA-funded game, guides students to see the moon in a new way.

  • Artist's concept of the New Horizons spacecraft at Pluto

    What Is a Planet?

    07.21.09 - In a classroom activity for grades 9-12, students debate whether the fictional "Pandora" is a planet.

  • Apollo 11 crew photo

    Salute to Apollo 11  →

    07.14.09 - On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to step foot on the moon. Learn more about their historic mission to the moon.

  • Crater 308 on the far side of the moon

    Comparing Lunar Crater Sizes  →

    06.23.09 - How will the crater created by the LCROSS impactor compare in size to other craters on the moon? Find out here.

  • First page of Pop Can Hero Engine

    Pop Can Hero Engine

    06.16.09 - Students construct water-propelled engines from soft drink cans. They test the engines and the variables that affect the action-reaction of the engines.

  • A page from the space shuttle Ascent problem

    Exploring Space Through Algebra: Space Shuttle Ascent

    02.02.10 - Students create scatter plots to interpret linear and quadratic data relating to a space shuttle flight during the ascent phase.

  • First page of Microgravity in the Classroom

    Microgravity in the Classroom

    06.02.09 - Demonstrate how microgravity is created by free fall.

  • Diagram showing the focal point of a reflective telescope

    Basic Science Concepts Behind Telescopes  →

    05.19.09 - Find information and resources that explain how telescopes work and what discoveries have been made through their use.

  • The first page of the Bending Under Pressure activity

    Bending Under Pressure

    05.12.09 - In this activity, students will observe how an external joint in a spacesuit arm segment increases the bendability of the segment. A demonstration video is available.

  • Freeze frame of a water balloon rupture

    Fascinating Fluid Physics  →

    04.28.09 - Watch high-speed videos of water balloons being popped in microgravity and in one g. These experiments show how large liquid drops behave in a low-gravity environment.