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This slide set focuses on the discovery of debris belts around Vega. It is one of a series meant to bring recent NASA discoveries to the college-level non-major introductory astronomy classroom. The slide sets compile short, topical presentations on... (View More)

Students will learn about the Spitzer Infrared Observatory and a recently observed dust ring around Saturn through reading a NASA press release and viewing a NASA video segment. Then students will use scientific notation to perform calculations to... (View More)

Audience: Middle school
Materials Cost: Free

This series of short articles details the discovery and subsequent impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 on Jupiter. The impending impact created quite a buzz among scientists since it marked the first of its kind. Student may work independently or in... (View More)

This is an activity that investigates how planets stay in orbit. Learners use a ball, string and weight to simulate an object in orbit. They investigate how orbital period (the time for one complete revolution) varies with the length of the string.... (View More)

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