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  • Barometer

    Weather Bingo  →

    In this S'COOL lesson, students play a game to review weather-related vocabulary words. The site includes a glossary.

  • Drawing of a space shuttle flying above Earth

    The Right Order

    05.11.11 - In this activity, students become familiar with the parts of the space shuttle and the sequence of a launch.

  • An astronaut in a spacesuit floats in front of Earth

    NASA eClips™ Educator Guides

    Each guide includes instructional objectives, background information, links to video clips and more.

  • Mission Geography logo

    Mission Geography  →

    This site contains free, downloadable classroom modules for K-12 students. The modules link national geography standards with NASA missions and results.

  • Cover page for Puzzling Pyramids activity

    Case of the Powerful Pulleys: Puzzling Pyramids  →

    Students assume the role of an engineer working to unlock the secrets of the pyramids. They decide which simple machines are best to complete the tasks needed to build pyramids.

  • Sally Ride floats inside the space shuttle

    Sally Ride: First American Woman in Space

    Sally Ride became the first American woman in space on June 18, 1983.

  • S'COOL logo

    S'COOL Lesson Plan: Introducing Temperature Measurement  →

    Introduce students to the use of a Celsius thermometer in this Students' Cloud Observations On-Line lesson.

  • Design Squad logo

    Launch It

    Design an air-powered rocket that can hit a distant target.

  • Lesson plan file cabinet

    CALIPSO Outreach  →

    The CALIPSO Outreach program provides educational materials that are standards-based and reviewed by an advisory board of educators and scientists.

  • Mission X logo

    Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut  →

    Join in this international educational challenge!

  • Illustration of the sun's path in the Martian sky

    Year of the Solar System  →

    From October 2010 until August 2012 (one Martian year), celebrate NASA spacecraft heading across the solar system. This site has monthly themes, resources, and opportunities for involvement.

  • A colorful cartoon rocket blasts off from the words 21st Century Explorer

    21st Century Explorer  →

    01.19.11 - This standards-based project uses the Web, animation and video to introduce science, technology, engineering, mathematics and NASA space exploration concepts.

  • Close-up of the moon

    Educator's Guide to Moon Phases  →

    The subject "phases of the moon" tops the list of things that students misunderstand.

  • Page from Buzz Lightyear Putting It All Together Activity

    Putting It Together

    Students use their knowledge of physical science and the design process to construct a device that puts a marble in a cup.

  • Drawing of a hand releasing a rotor motor

    Rotor Motor

    11.16.10 - Students construct a rotary-wing aircraft model and define the mathematical relationship used to build the model.

  • Students making a comet using craft materials

    How to Make a Comet  →

    Students can build their own comet models using a wide range of craft materials. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions.

  • Rocket pattern

    Number Rockets

    11.02.10 - Students identify numerals and the number each numeral represents.

  • A girl in a red shirt smiles while standing in front of a TV screen

    How Would Your Body Change in Space?  →

    10.26.10 - The lesson contains a 30-second newsbreak video clip, background information, a hands-on activity guide, an online glossary and a quiz.

  • NASA SciFiles logo

    The Case of the Technical Knockout  →

    10.19.10 - Scroll to the 2004-2005 season of NASA SciFiles to find the guide and video segments related to using GPS, compasses and maps.

  • The space shuttle seems to be launching from a videotape

    Toys in Space II Video Resource Guide

    09.28.10 - Investigate toys' behavior in Earth's gravity and then their behavior in the microgravity environment of space.