Cosmic Questions Educator's Guide
This educator's guide was developed with the Cosmic Questions national traveling exhibit. It contains activities relating to the exhibit's theme, our place in space and time-and information about the exhibit. Although the guide complements a museum visit, activities can be used independently from the exhibit.
Cosmic Survey: What are Your Ideas About the Universe?
Lesson plans and activity composed of a three-part questionnaire that launches students on discussions about where objects in space are located, and when they were formed- an introduction to the concepts of structure and evolution of the universe. This astronomical image-sorting activity lays the groundwork for discussions about the size, scale and history of the universe. Use it as a front-end assessment of how students understand the universe. Recommended for teachers of Grades 6-12 and inform
NASA KSNN Why is NASA boiling fluids in space?
Learn more about why NASA is boiling fluids in space and observe the process of boiling and convection.
NASA KSNN Why does NASA study Earth from space?
Learn more about why NASA studies Earth from space and analyze satellite pictures of Earth from space.
NASA KSNN Why do plants grow upwards?
Find out more about experiments in growing plants in space and compare plant growth in various mediums.
NASA KSNN Why do magnets work?
Magnetism is an invisible force felt within the space around a magnet. This space, called the magnetic field, can either attract (pull) or repel (push away) other magnets and some types of metal
NASA KSNN Why can't a teddy bear travel on the space shuttle?
Find out more about materials that cannot go into space and compare a western pioneer life to space pioneer life to determine items important for survival.
NASA KSNN Why do astronauts float inside the space shuttle?
Find out more about why astronauts appear to float inside the space shuttle and demonstrate how water reacts in free fall.
NASA KSNN Why do astronauts float around inside the space station?
Understand why it looks as if astronauts are floating inside the space station and try to demonstrate microgravity.
NASA KSNN What's so cool about finding water on Mars?
Scientists know that having available water is absolutely necessary when planning for space exploration. Any thoughts about finding some type of life in space, at least life as earthbound scientists define life, require water
NASA KSNN Did you know astronauts will recycle water in space?
Find out more about recycling water in space and create a model of a water purifier.
NASA KSNN Did you know astronauts study sand in space?
Find out more about how astronauts study sand in space and experiment with sand stability as water is added.
NASA KSNN Are there grocery stores in space?
Learn more about foods in space and compare powdered foods.
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XXIV, Issue 3
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of Events, The Robinsons in Germany, 'Shaping the Past: Heretics, Philistines, and Upstarts', The IAC Fall Public Lecture Series 1997: "The Rhetoric of the Literal Sense: The Evolution of Orthodoxy from the 3rd to the 5th Century," "Sin or Sickness: The Problem of Human Dysfunction," "Tel Harassim--Stratum IV: A Fortress from Iron Age II on the Western Border of Judah," and "Between City and Desert: The Dilemma of Christian Origins", From LAX t
Biological Soil Crusts
This USGS Canyonlands Research Station site features a series of web pages focusing on biological soil crusts. Biological soil crusts are the community of organisms living at the surface of desert soils. The site provides a menu of links to biological soil crust pages including Crusts 101: an introduction to biological soil crusts, an advanced page with a downloadable 90-page report on soil crusts, a gallery of biological soil crust images and figures, references, the Canyon Country Ecosystems R
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume IX, Issue 4
CONTENTS: Calendar of Events, Cover Illustration Description, Schenke in Claremont, Seminars of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity: "Jews in Egypt Exhibit," "IAC Tour of Greece Planned," "Jews in Egypt: Ancient Roots of a Modern Community," "The Origins of Christmas: Ancient Traditions About the Birth of Jesus," "Understanding Paul," "The Glory That was Greece," "The City of David: Recent Excavations of Ancient Jerusalem," "The Royal Palace of EBLA," "Rome, The Eternal City," "Manuscri
Smithsonian Source: Transportation
This section is intended to supplement the curricula, textbooks, and materials you currently use for lessons that demonstrate the importance of travel and transportation in American life. The teacher-developed resources will enhance the classroom experience for both you and your students. You might start by viewing the short video, in which curators at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum discuss the achievements and legacy of Amelia Earhart.
Quartic Oscillator Model
The EJS Quartic Oscillator model displays the motion of a bead moving without friction along a horizontal rod, while tied to two symmetric springs. Both the motion of the masses and the phase space plot are shown in the simulation. The natural length of the springs can be changed via textboxes.
The Centennial of Flight -- The Future of Flight
This site is dedicated to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first powered flight and the development of aviation over the past century. It offers aerospace-related products and programs that help connect students and teachers to aeronautics and space flight.
The Perseus Digital Library
Perseus is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and language. Our primary goal is to bring a wide range of source materials to as large an audience as possible. We anticipate that greater accessibility to the sources for the study of the humanities will strengthen the quality of questions, lead to new avenues of research, and connect more people through the connection of ideas.