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The 3-D Universe

The 3-D Universe

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A 2-D map is a great guide here on Earth—and virtually worthless for finding your way around in outer space. Take a 3-D look at mapping our solar system and universe. This Moveable Museum article, available as a printable PDF file, looks at how astronomers use data to create 3-D models of the universe. Explore these concepts further using the recommended resources mentioned in this reading selection.

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Science
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Data Set
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Date Added:
07/31/2019
AirData:  Access to Air Pollution Data

AirData: Access to Air Pollution Data

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2.5 stars

The AirData website provides access to air pollution data for the entire United States. Users have the ability to produce reports and maps of air pollution data based on criteria that they specify.

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Earth Science
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Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson
Reference Material
Provider:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Author:
US EPA
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Astronomy Books for Adults

Astronomy Books for Adults

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This reference list has more than 20 recommended astronomy books for older students and adults. For each title, the publisher and publication date is included, along with author name. The list is divided into three subcategories: General Astronomy and Astrophysics, Light and Telescopes, and Digital Imaging and the 3-D Universe.

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Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Beyond T. rex

Beyond T. rex

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This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they learn about cladograms and the vast variety of dinosaurs that once roamed Earth. The activity opens by telling kids that there are more than 400 known species of extinct dinosaurs and by explaining how cladograms show their relationships to one another. Students then go to an interactive cladogram that has 19 dinosaur species. Each of the 19 dinosaurs includes a trading card with details about the species and its discovery, photographs, and interactive multiple-choice and "Fact or Fiction?" quizzes.

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Science
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Data Set
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Biodiversity Literature for Middle School Students

Biodiversity Literature for Middle School Students

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This reference list has more than 30 kid-friendly books on biodiversity. For each title, the author, publisher, and publication date are given. The diverse list includes field guides for identifying plants and insects, hands-on nature experiments and activities, photographic looks at the world's diverse species, and handbooks with tips about collecting and preserving specimens.

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Science
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Data Set
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Biodiversity Multimedia Resources

Biodiversity Multimedia Resources

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This diverse list of 13 multimedia resources can help you enhance the study of biodiversity in your classroom. For each resource, ordering information is provided. The list is divided into five categories: videos, magazines, posters, audio tapes, and other kits, units, and projects

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Science
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Data Set
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Bird Beak Accuracy Assessment
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Bird Beak Accuracy Assessment

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The purpose of this resource is to quantitatively evaluate the accuracy of a classification system. Students sort birds into three possible classes based on each bird's beak: carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores. Students compare their answers with a given set of validation data.

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Science
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Activity/Lab
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Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Author:
The GLOBE Program, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens

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This list of botanical gardens and arboretums includes links to Web sites which you can search for institutions in your region. In addition, it includes detailed information about 14 of the country's largest botanical gardens and arboretums. Where possible, it includes the following information for each: mailing address and phone number, Web site and email address, details about its grounds and collections, and the type of support offered, including educational materials, resource libraries, and classes/workshops.

Subject:
Science
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Data Set
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Build an LRO

Build an LRO

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This is an activity about the moon. Learners will create their own models of lunar orbiters out of edible or non-edible materials. They determine what tools would be necessary to help us better understand the Moon and plan for a future lunar outpost. Then they incorporate these elements into their models. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is used as an example of a spacecraft armed with "eyes," "ears," and other tools for exploration. This activity is part of Explore! To the Moon and Beyond! - a resource developed specifically for use in libraries.

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Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Catching Gamma-Ray Bursts on the Fly: Swift Paper Model

Catching Gamma-Ray Bursts on the Fly: Swift Paper Model

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This booklet contains information on the Swift Gamma-ray Burst Explorer mission, its scientific objectives and its detectors and other hardware. The booklet includes multiple pages of printed parts and instructions for assembling them into a paper model.

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Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Clouds

Clouds

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3.0 stars

In this scenario-based, problem-based learning (PBL) activity, students investigate cloud formation, cloud classification, and the role of clouds in heating and cooling the Earth; how to interpret TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) images and data; and the role clouds play in the Earth’s radiant budget and climate. Students assume the role of weather interns in a state climatology office and assist a frustrated student in a homework assignment. Learning is supported by a cloud in a bottle and an ice-albedo demonstration, a three-day cloud monitoring outdoor activity, and student journal assignments. The hands-on activities require two 2-liter soda bottles, an infrared heat lamp, and two thermometers. The resource includes a teacher's guide, questions and answer key, assessment rubric, glossary, and an appendix with information supporting PBL in the classroom.

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Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Data Set
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Collecting Climate Data
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Collecting Climate Data

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This professional development article identifies resources that show young learners (K-grade 5) how scientists study Earth's climate and make predictions. The online lessons either allow students to collect and analyze data or learn about tools and technologies that make data collection possible. The lessons are aligned with national content standards for science education. The article appears in the free, online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle, which examines the recognized essential principles of climate literacy and the climate sciences for elementary teachers and their students.

Subject:
Science
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Data Set
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
07/30/2019
Collecting Plants

Collecting Plants

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This article, part of Biodiversity Counts, takes a look at collecting plant specimens. The article discusses what tools are needed to collect specimens, how to press and dry specimens and has tips for numbering and labeling specimens.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Cosmic Classifier

Cosmic Classifier

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1.0 stars

This interactive, online activity allows students to examine the Hubble Deep Field image and simulate the process astronomers have gone through to classify the objects in it. Students classify select objects in the image based on observable properties such as color and shape. Students then compare their classifications to those made by astronomers. Upon completion of this activity, students will have classified objects in the Hubble Deep Field, described their characteristics, and used a table to display their data. Students can work through the activity independently or in groups. Teachers also may choose to have students prepare oral reports based on what they learned after performing the activity. Detailed teacher pages, identified as Teaching Tips on the title page of the activity, provide science background information, lesson plan ideas, related resources, and alignment with national education standards. This activity is part of the online exploration "The Hubble Deep Field Academy" that is available on the Amazing Space website.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Interactive
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Crash Course? (ScienceWorld)

Crash Course? (ScienceWorld)

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This online article is from the Museum's Science Explorations, a collaboration between AMNH and Scholastic designed to promote science literacy. Written for students in grades 6-10, this article from Science World magazine has an interview with AMNH astrophysicist Mike Shara, in which he explains what space objects are and what happens when they collide. There are Web links that offer further opportunities for learning about space objects and their collisions.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Author:
Nancy Honovich
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Darwin: Voyage of Discovery (ScienceWorld)

Darwin: Voyage of Discovery (ScienceWorld)

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This online article is from the Museum's Science Explorations, a collaboration between AMNH and Scholastic designed to promote science literacy. Written for students in grades 6-10, this article from Science World magazine has an interview with AMNH paleontologist Niles Eldredge, in which he explains how the eye-opening sights Charles Darwin encountered during his five-year voyage on the HMS Beagle inspired his thinking about the diversity of life on Earth. There are Web links that offer further opportunities for learning about Darwin and his years after the voyage.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Author:
Mona Chiang
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Data Sheet for Analysis of Student Work
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Remix and Share

Data Sheet for Analysis of Student Work

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4.0 stars

This data sheet allows teachers a consistent and organized way to analyze student work by providing room for them to document noticings, wonderings, patterns, and next steps for instruction. There's also a space for teachers to record criteria for success to guide their lens for analysis.

Subject:
Professional Development
Material Type:
Assessment
Data Set
Author:
ELAINE SHOBERT
Date Added:
11/08/2019
Data to Information

Data to Information

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This lesson incorporates sea surface data collected by NASA satellites. Data for three surface characteristics- height, temperature and speed- are used for several activities. Students examine the differences in speed of currents relative to distance from the Equator. Sea surface data anomalies are charted and further analyzed. In addition, surface current data is presented to examine patterns related to El Niño. Note that this is lesson three of five on the Ocean Motion website. Each lesson investigates ocean surface circulation using satellite and model data and can be done independently. See Related URL's for links to the Ocean Motion Website that provide science background information, data resources, teacher material, student guides and a lesson matrix.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Dichotomous Keys for Arthropods

Dichotomous Keys for Arthropods

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This reference tool allows students to identify an arthropod's order by making a series of guided decisions, such as six legs or more, well-developed or missing wing, and chewing or sucking mouthparts. The key, which includes only adult arthropods, is available as an interactive key on the AMNH's Web site that can be downloaded to your computer.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Date Added:
07/31/2019