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This document provides activities to support the study of everyday phenomena and encourage students to take the first steps towards constructing a scientific model. The activities help students understand the apparent movement of the Sun, the length of daylight and its changes in the course of the seasons, the rotation of the Earth on its axis, the solar system and the universe.

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Science
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Unit of Study
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European Space Agency
03/30/2018
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In this activity, students calculate the average distance of each planet from the Sun scaled to a football field drawn and measured out on a 30 x 35 cm paper.

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Science
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Unit of Study
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European Space Agency
03/30/2018
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In this activity, the principle of moments is applied to rotating systems to demonstrate the concept of a barycenter, or center of mass, and how objects in orbit around each other move. Students then consolidate this concept by calculating the centre of mass in a number of astronomical contexts.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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European Space Agency
03/29/2018
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In this lesson, students will explore convection using classroom experiments on Earth and then compare the results with the results of the same experiment in the microgravity environment onbaord the International Space Station.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
European Space Agency
04/20/2018
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In this lesson, students will explore convection using a classroom experiment and then compare the results with the results of the same experiment in space.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
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European Space Agency
04/20/2018
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Science
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Demonstration
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European Space Agency
03/30/2018
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Students become aware that the majority of the Earth's surface is covered by water. They will also understand that water can exist in three states. Teacher Notes for the activity are in the database as a separate resource.

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Science
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Activity/Lab
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European Space Agency
03/30/2018
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Students identify words which belong to the same family and understand the concept of an extended word family. Teacher Notes for the activity are in the database as a separate resource.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency
03/30/2018
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Students identify words which belong to the same family and understand the concept of an extended word family. The student pages for the activity are in the database as a separate resource.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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European Space Agency
03/30/2018
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Students understand which universes have been explored by man and recognize various instruments of exploration. Teacher Notes for the activity are in the database as a separate resource.

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Science
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency
03/30/2018
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Students understand which universes have been explored by man and recognize various instruments of exploration. The student pages for the activity are in the database as a separate resource.

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Science
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Activity/Lab
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European Space Agency
03/30/2018
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In this lesson, students will collect meteorological data and make their own weather and climate observations.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
European Space Agency
04/20/2018
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Students will use an elliptical board to obtain speed and distance measurements for an object in an elliptical orbit. The results are then plotted on a graph of speed against time in order to understand how gravity effects (or changes) the speed of a planet or a satellite in an elliptical orbit.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
European Space Agency
03/29/2018
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This video describes and demonstrates Newton's three laws of motion, including footage of demonstrations conducted in space.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Demonstration
Provider:
European Space Agency
04/20/2018
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This video describes and demonstrates the effects of weightlessness on the systems and organs of the human body.

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Science
Material Type:
Demonstration
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European Space Agency
04/20/2018
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This video describes and demonstrates the different structures, states, and properties of matter, including demonstrations conducting in space.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Demonstration
Provider:
European Space Agency
04/20/2018
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Students examine two timelines, one outlining the observation of the solar system in the West and the other the exploration of this system since 1957. Students will comment on the main reference points and summarize the most important milestones in space exploration in the second half of the 20th century. Students will answer a series of questions.

Subject:
Science
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency
03/30/2018
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Students understand how fossils form and explore the importance of fossils. Teacher Notes for the activity are in the database as a separate resource.

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Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency
03/30/2018
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Students understand how fossils form and explore the importance of fossils. The student pages for the activity are in the database as a separate resource.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency
03/30/2018
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Students will work in groups to research the different objects (the eight planets, comets and asteroids) in our solar system. Each group will produce a fact sheet. The groups will present their findings to the class and combine the fact sheets into a class encyclopedia.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
European Space Agency
03/29/2018
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This printable PDF booklet provides images of each planet which can be used to make a solar system mobile. The dwarf planet Pluto is included.

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Science
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency
03/30/2018
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Students examine infrared Landsat images that show the city of Kathmandu in different years in order to analyze the urban development of Kathmandu and seasonal changes.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency
04/04/2018
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Students examine images from weather satellites to better understand how satellites provide important observations for meteorologists calculating weather forecasts.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency
04/04/2018
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Students examine a Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) image that contrasts the lush vegetation of the Nile delta and the dry sand of the Sahara.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency
04/04/2018
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Science
Material Type:
Demonstration
Provider:
European Space Agency
03/30/2018
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Students acquire a basic understanding of the make-up of the universe. They will become familiar with the main planets of the solar system and recognize the difference between a star and a planet. Teacher Notes for the activity are in the database as a separate resource.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency
03/30/2018
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Students acquire a basic understanding of the make-up of the universe. They will become familiar with the main planets of the solar system and recognize the difference between a star and a planet. The student pages for the activity are in the database as a separate resource.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency
03/30/2018
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Students become familiar with the main periods in the life of the Earth. They will also be able to place the appearance of different forms of life on Earth. Teacher Notes for the activity are in the database as a separate resource.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency
03/30/2018
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Students become familiar with the main periods in the life of the Earth. They will also be able to place the appearance of different forms of life on Earth. The student pages for the activity are in the database as a separate resource.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency
03/30/2018
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Students use context to find out the meaning of words and analyze the elements that make up a word to find out its meaning. The text discusses the stages of life in the Sun. Teacher Notes for the activity are in the database as a separate resource.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency
03/30/2018
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Students use context to find out the meaning of words and analyze the elements that make up a word to find out its meaning. The text discusses the stages of life in the Sun. The student pages for the activity are in the database as a separate resource.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency
03/30/2018
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Students use satellite imagery to explore natural environments on the African continent and their geographical distribution in vast banded areas.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency
04/02/2018
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Students use satellite imagery to learn about rice-growing in Vietnam.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency
04/02/2018
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Students use satellite imagery to learn about the visible light spectrum and infrared radiation and radar waves.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency
04/03/2018
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Students are introduced to the main types of Earth observation satellites and the two main types of orbits: geostationary and polar.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency
04/02/2018
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Students use satellite imagery to explore the major urban concentrations which makes Europe the prosperous and dynamic continent it is.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency
04/02/2018
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Students use satellite imagery to learn about flood risks and natural disasters around the world, taking as an example the floods caused by the Rhone and the Elbe rivers.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency
04/03/2018
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Students use satellite imagery to investigate and discuss human population distribution around the world.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency
04/02/2018
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Students discuss the concepts of ecosystem and food chain.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
European Space Agency