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# NuSTAR Educators Guide: Medical X-rays

Students read and analyze two different articles about medical imaging using X-rays. This activity is from the NuSTAR Educators Guide: X-Rays on Earth and from Space, which focuses on the science and engineering design of NASA's NuSTAR mission. The... (View More)

Audience: High school
Materials Cost: Free

# Using Spectral Data to Explore Saturn and Titan

Learners will compare known elemental spectra with spectra of Titan and Saturn’s rings from a spectrometer aboard the NASA Cassini spacecraft. They identify the elements visible in the planetary and lunar spectra. The activity is part of Project... (View More)

# A Spectral Mystery

Learners will use a spectrograph to gather data about light sources. Using the data they’ve collected, students are able to make comparisons between different light sources and make conjectures about the composition of a mystery light source. The... (View More)

# Using a Fancy Spectrograph

Learners will look at various light sources (including glow sticks and Christmas lights) and make conjectures about their composition. The activity is part of Project Spectra, a science and engineering program for middle-high school students,... (View More)

# Building a Fancy Spectrograph

Learners will build and decorate their own spectrographs using simple materials and holographic diffraction gratings. After building the spectrographs, they observe the spectra of different light sources. Requires advance preparation to spray-paint... (View More)

# MY NASA DATA: Correlation of Variables by Graphing

Activities in this lesson promote a fundamental understanding of relationships between graphed data. Sample graphs allow students to become familiar with interpreting data and to recognize relationships between variables. Additional microsets of... (View More)

Keywords: Scatter plot; Time plot
Audience: Middle school, High school
Materials Cost: Free

# Coma Clusters

Students begin this lesson by creating a galaxy classification system for a collection of Hubble Space Telescope images. Following an explanation of galaxy morphological types, students then use additional images to identify and count the galaxy... (View More)

Audience: High school
Materials Cost: Free

# Temperature Variations and Habitability: Activity A Observing, Describing, and Adapting to Environmental Variations

In this activity, student teams design and conduct a scientific investigation in which they explore the conditions necessary for life. They conduct observations of environmental conditions both indoor and outdoor, and determine the range of... (View More)

Audience: High school
Materials Cost: Over \$20 per group of students

# Manual Land Cover Mapping Protocol

In this activity, students produce a land cover map of a 15 km x 15 km GLOBE study site from hard copies of Landsat satellite images. Students place clear transparencies over the Landsat TM images and use markers to outline and classify areas of... (View More)

# Sorting out the Cosmic Zoo

In this hands-on activity, students analyze the data on Mystery Object Cards, observe that astronomical objects have many observable properties, and discover that these properties allow scientists to categorize astronomical objects into different... (View More)

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