You may have heard of elaborate makeover television shows where some individual wishes to have various body enhancements performed or a new house is built in seven days. This fascinating extreme makeover website, from...
This exercise has students use a simple physical model of the Earth, sun, and moon to understand why the moon changes phases from the perspective of Earthly observers. Students hold up balls representing the moon in a...
This case study uses the example of Pluto: how do we determine what a planet is? The lesson compares orbital parameters like semi-major axis, orbital period and orbital resonance of different planets. The material would...
The Moon, Earth's only natural satellite and one of the brightest objects in its sky, appears in the sky in many different shapes. Over the course of a month, the observed shapes result from the interaction of the...
This module consists of five lessons designed to educate students on lunar exploration, rocketry, impact craters, and other aspects of the Earth-Moon system. The lessons include hands-on activities, overheads, and links...
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