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The activities and explorations in this guide focus on: mining publicly-available scientific data; identifying and analyzing trends in data; collecting and sharing data using collaborative tools; and sharing digital artifacts and evidence of... (View More) experimentation. The guide concludes with a data challenge for students to design their own experiment using NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) satellites. This book is a continuation of the storyline and concepts that were first introduced in iMaginetic Space, a digital storybook designed to help students learn about the MMS mission. A Teacher Supplement Guide is provided with instructions and tips for classroom implementation (see Supplemental & Related URLs). Note: MMS launched March 12, 2015. For the latest science and news, visit the MMS Mission Website under Related & Supplemental Resources. (View Less)
This set of physics-based labs uses data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft. Students create movies using near-real-time data, explore the connection between solar activity and space weather, use different types of data to generate... (View More) and test hypotheses, and collaborate with other students to explore further. Students present their results in a scientifically-appropriate manner. (View Less)
This is a lesson about phase changes. Learners will observe ice melting and freezing under a variety of conditions and relate that to the Messenger mission. This is lesson 1 of 12 in Exploring Ice in the Solar System.