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  • The S'COOL project home page

    Students' Cloud Observations On-Line  →

    10.07.08 - Through the S'COOL project, students report basic weather observations to NASA by recording the type and features of clouds in the sky at the time that a satellite passes over their location.

  • Samples of educational products

    NASA eEducation Product Showcase  →

    09.16.08 - Join the Digital Learning Network for a series of introductions to NASA Education resources. The first webcast of the series on Sept. 24, 2008, is a look at new Hubble-related materials.

  • NOAA computer image of a hurricane approaching states along the Gulf Coast

    "Hurricanes As Heat Engines" Lesson Plan  →

    09.09.08 - In this lesson plan using NASA data, students examine authentic sea surface temperature data to explore how hurricanes extract heat energy from the ocean surface.

  • Drawing of a refracting telescope

    Build a Telescope

    08.19.08 - Students can construct a simple refracting telescope with a few materials.

  • Front of the Earth Mars poster

    Earth/Mars Poster for Free!  →

    08.12.08 - Download or order the poster with 11 activities on the back.

  • Earth and the moon

    Diameter of the Moon

    07.29.08 - Students calculate the diameter of the moon using proportions.

  • Students prepare their gliders to launch from portable glider catapults

    Hands-on Aircraft Design Activity Video

    07.15.08 - Students from Pulaski Middle School in New Britain, Conn., show how to design, build and test an experimental glider wing.

  • A magnetometer made from a plastic bottle

    Soda Bottle Magnetometer  →

    07.08.08 - Students build a magnetometer using a bottle and a bar magnet. They then use the magnetometer to monitor changes in Earth's magnetic field. Students also study magnetic storms and their properties.

  • A student prepares a rocket for launch

    Hands-on Activity in Rocket Building Video

    06.24.08 - Students from Williams Technology Middle School explain how to test baking soda- and vinegar-powered rockets for optimum performance. A link to the teacher guide is included.

  • Buzz Lightyear and the words 'To Infinity and Beyond!'

    Buzz Lightyear To Infinity and Beyond! Games

    Play math and science games with Buzz as he learns about NASA, the space shuttle and the International Space Station.

  • Toy figure Buzz Lightyear stands in front of rockets

    Buzz Lightyear Suits Up

    Buzz Lightyear is set to start a new adventure on the STS-124 space shuttle mission.

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  • Mars surface

    Mars and Earth -- Science Learning Activities

    05.20.08 - The Mars and Earth unit consists of nine sequential activities.

  • Logo for NASA's 50th anniversary

    Celebrate NASA's 50th Birthday With the DLN  →

    05.06.08 - Discover NASA and You is a history lesson using the Digital Learning Network to discuss NASA history with NASA education specialists. This module includes assessment tools and lesson plans.

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  • The Ares V engine and thrust structures

    Spacecraft Structures Educator Guide

    04.23.08 - Students use science, mathematics and critical thinking skills to build a model thrust structure that is light in weight, yet strong enough to withstand the load of a "launch to orbit" three times.

  • An illustration of two ostriches and an ostrich man

    How Would Your Body Change In Space?  →

    04.16.08 - Simulate the fluid shift felt by astronauts upon entering space. This module includes a video, teacher pages, student pages, glossary and quiz.

  • The Water Cycle with Molecule Max

    Meet Molecule Max!  →

    04.09.08 - Teach "Hydrological Magic" with Molecule Max as the host of a tutorial on how Earth's water cycle works and how NASA studies it.

  • The front of the Planetary Geology Teacher's Guide

    Planetary Geology

    04.02.08 - Introduce or supplement Earth science topics with the 17 lesson plans in this guide. The concepts studied in this guide vary from geologic processes to Earth's surface and atmosphere.

  • A cartoon of Earth with atmosphere containing greenhouse gases

    Life In a Greenhouse  →

    03.26.08 - Teach students about greenhouse gases and the ozone. Then let students build "molecules" of the gases out of gumdrops.

  • Sunspot Region Station

    Space Weather Action Center  →

    03.19.08 - By following the basic steps in the Instructional Guide, your class will soon be on its way to accessing, analyzing, and recording NASA satellite and observatory data.

  • An astronaut sits in the flight deck of the space shuttle

    How Do We Stay in Space Once We Arrive?

    03.05.08 - This video segment is one of seven from the Liftoff to Learning: Space Basics DVD. This clip focuses on how the space shuttle stays in orbit as an application of Newton's Laws of Motion.