Technology and Engineering

Calculator-Controlled Robots

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Students create programs in TI-BASIC to run Norland Research calculator robots. Missions are built sequentially on the knowledge of previous activities.  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 »

Which Way Should I Point?

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Cassini Science Investigation Educational Brief (Saturn in Your Kitchen and Backyard)
http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/education/edu-58-kitchen.cfm

This activity demonstrates the need for cooperation among competing interests to make scientific measurements of planetary phenomena using "body-fixed" instruments.  read more »

Rover Races

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MER Athena site
http://athena.cornell.edu/educators/lp_06.html

Arizona State University Mars Education Program
Mars Activities: Teacher Resources and Classroom Activities Guide
http://marsed.asu.edu/activities.php

Participants learn the challenges of operating a planetary rover and problem solve solutions using a hands-on simulation.  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 »

Living with a Star: From Sunscreen to Space Weather

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LHS GEMS
Lawrence Hall of Science - UC-Berkeley
http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/gems/GEMSlwas.html

In recent years, learning more about the Sun and its effects on Earth has become a critical research priority.  read more »

Experimenting with Model Rockets

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LHS GEMS
Lawrence Hall of Science - UC-Berkeley
http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/gems/GEM304.html

The activities build on students' motivation to experiment with model rockets to introduce the concept of controlled experimentation.  read more »

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