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Explore Science: Earth & Space activity and content training videos

Explore Science: Earth & Space activity and content training videos

Training videos for educators and volunteers focused on Earth and Space science activities.
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Engineering is Elementary Worlds Apart engineering remote sensing devices activity cover page

Engineering is Elementary after-school modules

Afterschool curriculum developed by Engineering is Elementary focused on space exploration challenges.
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The Moon

The Moon: NASA is Going Back and Looking Forward presentation

Professional development training tool to prepare staff and volunteers to facilitate Explore Science: Earth and Space activities and conversations.
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Apollo Lunar Landing Sites video still image showing locations of landing sites

Apollo Lunar Landing Sites video

Educational video about the six successful Apollo moon landing missions and lunar landing sites.
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Breakfast Moon

Breakfast Moon picture book

Picture book for young learners about how we see the Moon and how it changes over time.
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NASA Travel exoplanet Trappist posters

NASA Exoplanet Travel Posters

Posters created by NASA to spur the imagination about newly discovered exoplanets.
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Static Electricity

Exploring the Universe: Static Electricity

In this activity, learners will discover how static electricity works by building a simplified tool that detects invisible forces on Earth and in space.
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Space Guess Quest Game

Exploring the Universe: Space Guess Quest Game

In this activity, learners play a yes-or-no question guessing game that identifies the many types of objects in space, from human-made spacecraft to nebulas, galaxies, stars, and worlds.
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Expanding Universe

Exploring the Universe: Expanding Universe

In this activity, learners pull at the edges of a stretchy model universe and see that the space between objects in the universe is expanding.
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Children using solar viewer outdoors using Observe the Sun activity

Exploring the Solar System: Observe the Sun

In this activity, learners safely view the Sun and study features on its face, via a solarscope.
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Exploring Earth: Temperature Mapping

Exploring Earth: Temperature Mapping

In this activity, learners model the way Landsat satellites use a thermal infrared sensor to measure land surface temperatures.
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Exploring Earth: Land Cover activity showing person pouring water on soil and sand

Exploring Earth: Land Cover

In this activity, learners model some of the ways natural processes affect Earth’s landscape through erosion and sediment pollution.
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Pack a Space Telescope

Exploring the Universe: Pack a Space Telescope

In this activity, learners design, build, pack, and deploy their own model space telescopes in this activity.
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Objects in Motion (2018)

Exploring the Universe: Objects in Motion

In this activity, learners use "orbiting" clay balls to make simple, functioning models of interacting objects in space.
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hands holding up colored filters in Filtered Light activity

Exploring the Universe: Filtered Light

In this activity, learners discover how colored filters can help reveal more about an image and we can use light and filters to learn more about an object.
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Exoplanet Transits

Exploring the Universe: Exoplanet Transits

In this activity, learners model one method to search for exoplanets by using a lightbox and mystery objects.
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Stomp Rockets activity materials components

Exploring the Solar System: Stomp Rockets

In this activity, learners will build and launch their own air rockets to help imagine the challenges and triumphs of engineering spacecraft.
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Mars Rovers

Exploring the Solar System: Mars Rovers

In this activity, learners must work together to navigate a large obstacle course, similar to how scientists and engineers communicate with rovers to explore distant worlds.
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Magnetic Fields

Exploring the Solar System: Magnetic Fields

In this activity, learners use magnets and metal items to learn about magnetic fields of the Earth, the Sun, and other objects in the universe.
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Hide and Seek Moon

Exploring the Solar System: Hide and Seek Moon

In this activity, learners use binoculars to find a hidden object on a Moon poster and learn how cultures around the world have viewed the Moon.
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Exploring the Solar System: Craters

Exploring the Solar System: Craters

In this activity, learners drop objects of various sizes and shapes into a tub full of sand and other materials, to simulate the formation of a meteorite crater.
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Exploring Earth: Paper Mountains

In this activity, learners make unique mountain models from crumpled paper and watching how water moves across them.
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Explore Science: Earth & Space Strategies for addressing common misconceptions videos

Training video for educators and volunteers focused on a yes, and approach to common misconceptions in Earth and space science.
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Online Workshop Recording: The Science Behind the Earth and Space Toolkit: The Changing Earth

Online professional development workshop recording.
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Online Workshop: The Science Behind the Earth and Space Toolkit: Astrobiology - Searching for Life

Online professional development workshop recording.
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