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Heats Up, Shields Up: An Exploration in Thermal Protection
Reserve online for visits to the Learning Lab at Udvar-Hazy Center outside of Washington, D.C. In this program, students learn about thermal protection on spacecraft through investigations and activities. They discuss conduction, convection, and radiation as methods of heat transference. Finally, they work in teams to design a heat shield that protects a spacecraft in a simulated reentry into the earth’s atmosphere. For grades 5-10.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Highlights: National Air and Space Museum Gallery Guide
Short outline of the Museum’s most memorable displays and artifacts, designed to be printed by a visitor prior to an on-site visit.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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History of Flight
Guided tour exploring the development of flight from early balloons and gliders to modern aircraft and spacecraft.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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How Big is Our Universe? An Exploration through Space and Time
Web site detailing some of the discoveries of the size and content of the universe.
Provider: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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How do we grasp the vastness of the universe?
The human mind has its limits. The universe may be infinite. How then can students begin to wrap their minds around it? In this webinar, Phil Sadler of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory shows teachers how to bring the cosmos down to size by using the processes of any scientific investigation: selecting a specific problem, collecting data, and building a model.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): All grades
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How have we imagined other worlds?
Space-themed science fiction shares many characteristics with that other great American genre, the western. In the 1930s and 1950s, science fiction franchises like Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, Captain Video, and Space Patrol spawned a slew of merchandise similar to that of Roy Rogers, Red Ryder, and Davy Crockett. In this webinar, curator Margaret A. Weitekamp presents space-themed toys from the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in a discussion how these toys encouraged our imaginations and our fascination with the “space frontier.”
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): All grades
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Hubble Space Telescope: Amazing Space
Website with vital statistics about the planets, about Hubble itself, and about the universe. Includes interactive elements, pictures, and movies. Includes information gleaned from Hubble images about planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe in general.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): General audience
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I Spy in the Sky
This downloadable activity sheet for preschoolers visiting the National Air and Space Museum invites the children to “spy” different elements of planes and asks why planes are different from boats or trains.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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International Space Station Learning Lab
Science demonstration at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center investigating the cutting-edge technology and innovations of the International Space Station and celebrating the spirit of international cooperation that makes it possible.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Journeys of Flight: Story Time
Reserve online for visits to the Learning Lab at the Udvar-Hazy Center outside of Washington, D.C. The program includes stories of the Wright brothers’ invention, the life of pilot Bessie Coleman, and the first trip to the moon. There is also a hands-on activity. For preK-K.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Kids: National Air and Space Museum Gallery Guide
Short outline of the Museum’s most memorable kid-friendly displays and artifacts, designed to be printed by a visitor prior to an on-site visit. Places special emphasis on hands-on exhibits.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Living and Working in Space
Teaching poster that provides information on the environmental conditions and challenges of a career in space. Includes instructions for a number of classroom activities and projects.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Living Maya Time
Bilingual website devoted to the Mayan calendar, which includes middle-school lesson plans on Mayan astronomy and mathematics. The Maya themselves weigh in on the end-of-the world scares associated with the calendar.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Looking at Airplanes
Self-guided tour of the National Air and Space Museum during which students will learn about the science of flight by observing aircraft on display.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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McDonnell Space Hangar Highlights
Guided tour at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center exploring the new home of the Space Shuttle Enterprise and other space artifacts.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Micro Observatory On Line Telescopes
Encourages students to explore the universe with telescopes they control over the internet. Enables students and teachers nationwide to investigate the wonders of the deep sky from their classrooms.
Provider: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Milestones of Flight
Online timeline exploring the major firsts in aviation and space history, from the Wright Brothers 1903 Wright Flyer, to the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Mission to Mars Learning Lab
Science demonstration at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center exploring the latest discoveries from the surface of Mars with the twin rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, as well as Mars’ geology.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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National Air and Space Museum Educational Publications
Educational publications created by the National Air and Space Museum, some available for downloading.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12, All grades
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One Life: Amelia Earhart
Online exhibition includes rare film footage of the first woman to fly solo across the Atantic.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Out of This World
Online exhibition of works from the museum's collection of space-related paintings and artful photographs. It is divided into four parts: the beginning of spaceflight in 1957, the moon landing in 1969, the first images of the “whole Earth” from space in 1972, and the photographing of our home galaxy in 1992.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Paper Airplane Contest Science Demonstration
Science demonstration at the National Air and Space Museum exploring the concept of “stability” through a hands-on activity in which students construct paper airplanes and compete for a prize.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Paper Airplane Design I and II Learning Lab
Science demonstration at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center exploring the concept of stability through hands-on student participation in experimental design, data collection, and graphing to create and test paper airplanes.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Putting the Transit in Context
Lesson has students research the important events that were taking place during the major expeditions to investigate the Transits of Venus and make presentations on how they may have influenced the expeditionary teams.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Redesign the Rover: Mars Research Year Round
This lesson plan incorporates a study of design into a study of astronomy. Students read about the NASA Mars program and identify the problems that impede exploration of the planet. As they design a new Mars rover to work throughout the year, they recognize factors influencing periods of orbit.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Resources for Visually Impaired Visitors
Offerings from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory that may be ordered or downloaded. The items include audio, Braille books, and tactile posters.
Provider: Chandra X-Ray Observatory
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Return to the Moon and Beyond
Reserve online for visits to the Learning Lab at Udvar-Hazy Center outside of Washington, D.C. Through hands-on activities, the program introduces students to the history of lunar exploration: the obstacles to working on the moon, what was learned from the Apollo missions, and what can still be learned by returning. Students work as “mission design teams” to create a moon habitat that could support human life. For grades 3-9.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Samuel P. Langley: Aviation Pioneer
Online exhibition presenting the life and work of Samuel P. Langley, third secretary (director) of the Smithsonian. Few know that Langley almost succeeded in building the airplane before the Wright brothers or about the Wrights’ tumultuous history with the Smithsonian. This little- known history is found here along with contextual images and primary documents.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Science in Focus: Energy
Eight-part content series for K-5 elementary science teachers, using light as a theme to explore topics in physics, chemistry, biology, and Earth and space.
Provider: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Science Olympiad Astronomy Webinar
Set of videos that help teachers prepare for the "Astronomy" event in the Science Olympiad competition.
Provider: Chandra X-Ray Observatory
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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