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An Ocean Below Enceladus' Icy Crust
Topic: Water in the Solar System
Grade Level: 9-12
Body: Saturn
Mission: Cassini (Saturn)

Short Description: This four-slide powerpoint by the Division of Planetary Science includes basic information for college-level introductory courses.


Evaporation Investigation
Topic: Water in the Solar System
Grade Level: K-4
Body: Earth
Mission: Earth Science (Earth)

Short Description: Students observe and understand the process of evaporation.


Exploring Ice in the Solar System
Topic: Ice in the Solar System, Water in the Solar System
Grade Level: K-4, 5-8
Body: Our Solar System, Mercury, Earth, Mars, Asteroids, Dwarf Planets, Comets, Kuiper Belt & Oort Cloud, Earth's Moon, Europa, Pluto, Ceres
Mission: Lunar Recon Orbiter (Earth's Moon), Mars Recon Orbiter (Mars), MESSENGER (Mercury), New Horizons (Dwarf Planets), Rosetta (Comets)

Short Description: Examine the importance of water in the form of ice in the solar system. From hands-on experiences with ice, the unit moves on to investigating ice in everyday life, in polar regions on Earth, and throughout the solar system.


It's Just a Phase: Water as a Solid, Liquid, and Gas
Topic: Water in the Solar System
Grade Level: 5-8, 9-12
Body: Earth
Mission: Earth Science (Earth)

Short Description: Students construct models of the way water molecules arrange themselves in the three physical states.


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.


Possible Water World at 40 Light Years
Topic: Water in the Solar System
Grade Level: 9-12
Body: Beyond Our Solar System
Mission: Astrophysics (Beyond Our Solar System)

Short Description: This four-slide powerpoint by the Division of Planetary Science includes basic information for college-level introductory courses.


Rivers on Mars
Topic: Water in the Solar System
Grade Level: K-4
Body: Mars
Mission: Spirit/Opportunity (Mars), MSL / Curiosity (Mars)

Short Description: This modified version of a middle school activity was created for young elementary students.Using stream tables, students simulate the development of the Martian landscape through water flow and erosion.


Rock Star Precipitation
Topic: Water in the Solar System
Grade Level: K-4
Body: Earth
Mission: Earth Science (Earth)

Short Description: Student predict the best times for rock stars to perform outdoors, using monthly precipitation data from around the world.


Scratching the Surface -- Carving Channels
Topic: Water in the Solar System
Grade Level: 5-8
Body: Mars
Mission: M-69/521 (Mars), Mars Express (Mars), MOM (Mars), Mars Recon Orbiter (Mars), MSL / Curiosity (Mars)

Short Description: Students create channel features with flowing water. Their observations of the ways in which flowing water alters the surrounding terrain will be used as clues to draw conclusions about Mars' geologic past.


The Water Cycle - Now You See It, Now You Don't
Topic: Water in the Solar System
Grade Level: K-4
Body: Earth
Mission: Earth Science (Earth)

Short Description: Elementary students learn about the relationship between temperature and condensation.

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