Interdisciplinary Approaches

Appearances Can Be Deceiving!

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NASA New Horizons Mission to Pluto and Beyond
http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/education/educators.php

Students explore the relationship between angular width, actual size, and distance by using their finger, thumb and fist as a unit of angular measurement in this hands-on activity.

Earth Matters

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NASA New Horizons Mission to Pluto and Beyond
http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/education/educators.php

Classification activities that will lead students from simple sorting of familiar objects to classifying materials into liquids, gases, and solids.  read more »

Orbit and Spin; Discovering Planet X

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NASA New Horizons Mission to Pluto and Beyond
http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/education/educators.php

Two lessons from New Horizons for Grades 3-5
1. Orbit and Spin
A whole-body activity that explores the relative sizes, distances, orbit, and spin of the Sun, Earth, and Moon  read more »

Charting the Progress of New Horizons

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NASA New Horizons Mission to Pluto and Beyond
http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/education/educators.php

Four lessons for grades 2-5 from the New Horizons Mission to Pluto:

1. Charting the Progress of New Horizons  read more »

NASA GENESIS Education MS Modules

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Genesis education modules are written for K-12 classroom teachers and capture student interest by using the Genesis mission as a real-world link.  read more »

NASA GENESIS Education HS Modules

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Welcome to Genesis in Education. Genesis education modules are written for K-12 classroom teachers and capture student interest by using the Genesis mission as a real-world link.  read more »

Field Trip to the Moon

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The following educational materials are designed to complement the Field Trip to the Moon DVD.  read more »

A Silent Cry for Dark Skies

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Universe in the Classroom Newsletter - Winter 2008
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
http://www.astrosociety.org/education/publications/tnl/74/74.html

Many of us live in a world of urban constellations, unable to see the stellar constellations a moderately dark sky would provide.  read more »

Solar System Exploration

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Teaching with Story and Song

Grades K-7
Teach about comets blending myth, story, song and hands-on activities

Make a Comet and Eat It

Grades 2-10  read more »

Explore! Fun With Science

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Lunar & Planetary Institute
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/

Explore! Fun with Science is designed to engage youth in space and planetary science in the library and other informal learning environments.  read more »

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