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Screenshot for Orbital Dynamics
This video from SpaceTEC National Aerospace Technical Education Center explains the mechanics of orbital dynamics and Newton's First Law of Motion. This three minute video is one of the aerospace certification readiness courses.
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This video from SpaceTEC National Aerospace Technical Education Center explains the theory of rocket engines using Newton's Third Law of Motion. This five minute video is part of the aerospace certification readiness courses.
Screenshot for ITA-9 Systems Thinking
This video from SpaceTEC National Aerospace Technical Education Center explains the General Systems Model and how consider the entire system when performing aerospace work. This three and a half minute video is part of the aerospace certification readiness courses.
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This Stanford Solar Energy web site provides a collection of multi-disciplinary, interactive exercises and activities based on the Sun and solar science, most geared to grades 4-12 with a few for grades k-3. Included are lesson plans and activities for educators.
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This activity is provided by the Stanford Solar Center and demonstrates one of Galileo's telescope observations: the phases of Venus change. This activity includes information on the duration of the activity, student prerequisites, teacher preparation and supplies needed, objectives, terms, and the...
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This activity is provided by the Stanford Solar Center and gives students the opportunity to study sunspots. Students will measure sunspot speeds and shapes across the solar disk to determine whether the spots are on the Sun or are planets revolving around it (Galileo's dilemma). This activity...
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This activity is provided by Stanford Solar Center and explores ultraviolet light. The activity explores questions about ultraviolet light such as "what it is, where it comes from, how we can detect it, and what effects it has upon us and our Earth." The activity includes student prerequisites,...
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This group of activities is provided by Stanford Solar Center and covers topics such as plant growth and evaporation, building a greenhouse, and the Sun's affect on the Earth's magnetosphere by AM radio reception. Information is provided on student prerequisites, materials needed, teacher...
Screenshot for SOHO Lesson Plans
This web page, assembled by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for their resource pertaining to the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory spacecraft, includes ten science-related lesson plans for teachers. Topics covered include sunspots, solar rotation, magnetic fields, orbits,...
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Created by the Stanford Solar Center, this collection of activities serve as guides for those interested in observing the sun. Information on building pinhole cameras, using telescopes, accessing an online solar telescope, observing eclipses, and sketching sunspots is included. Intended for K-12...
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