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Matching Magnetic Activity and Active Regions
Topic: The Sun, Transits and Eclipses
Grade Level: 5-8
Body: Sun
Mission: Heliophysics (Sun), SOHO (Comets)

Short Description: Students observe images of the sun and match the magnetic images to the corresponding ultraviolet images.


Measuring the Diameter of Our Star -- Spreadsheet
Topic: The Sun, Transits and Eclipses
Grade Level: 5-8, 9-12
Body: Sun
Mission: Heliophysics (Sun)

Short Description: Students measure and calculate the diameter of the sun with a meter stick and index cards.

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Measuring the Diameter of Our Star -- Student Brief
Topic: The Sun, Transits and Eclipses
Grade Level: 5-8, 9-12
Body: Sun
Mission: Heliophysics (Sun)

Short Description: Students measure and calculate the diameter of the sun with a meter stick and index cards.

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Measuring the Diameter of Our Star -- Teacher Notes
Topic: The Sun, Transits and Eclipses
Grade Level: 5-8, 9-12
Body: Sun
Mission: Heliophysics (Sun)

Short Description: Students measure and calculate the diameter of the sun with a meter stick and index cards.

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Microgravity in the Classroom
Topic: Gravity: It's What Keeps Us Together
Grade Level: 5-8
Body: Our Solar System

Short Description: This activity consists of three demonstrations that create microgravity conditions by freefall.


Mission Design
Topic: Far Ranging Robots
Grade Level: 5-8, 9-12
Body: Our Solar System
Mission: MESSENGER (Mercury)

Short Description: Mission Design is intended to provide an overarching framework for discussing exploration in general. The module places space exploration in the greater context of the history of human exploration, and allows the students to investigate how scientists and engineers today plan missions to study worlds in the solar system and extend their exploration even farther in the Universe.


MoonKAM
Topic: Gravity: It's What Keeps Us Together
Grade Level: 5-8
Body: Earth's Moon
Mission: GRAIL (Earth's Moon)

Short Description: GRAIL MoonKAM (Moon Knowledge Acquired by Middle school students) allows classrooms to request pictures of the lunar surface from cameras on the twin GRAIL satellites. Students can use the images to study lunar features such as craters, highlands and maria while also learning about future landing sites. All who are part of a school or educational institution are welcome to register now!


Morning Star and Evening Star
Topic: Discovering New Worlds
Grade Level: K-4
Body: Venus
Mission: Akatsuki (Venus), Venus Express (Venus)

Short Description: Students participate in a kinesthetic model that demonstrates that Venus is visible in the evening and morning sky.


MY NASA DATA Lessons
Topic: Ice in the Solar System, Water in the Solar System, Windy Worlds: Gas Giants, Atmospheres and Weather
Grade Level: K-4, 5-8, 9-12
Body: Earth
Mission: Earth Science (Earth)

Short Description: MY NASA DATA microsets are created using data from NASA Earth science satellite missions and provide information on Earth's atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, ocean, and land surface. There are a variety of lessons using these data.


New Horizons: Orbit and Spin
Topic: Formation of the Solar System
Grade Level: K-4
Body: Our Solar System, Asteroids, Dwarf Planets, Pluto
Mission: New Horizons (Dwarf Planets)

Short Description: In this kinesthetic activity, students explore the size, distance, orbit, and spin of the Sun, Moon and Earth.

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