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Classrooms Invited to Join 'Saturn Smackdown'

Classrooms Invited to Join 'Saturn Smackdown'

How do scientists and engineers plan a NASA mission from conception to launch and successful arrival at a planetary destination? It takes a lot of people working together as a team!

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Moon Phases Demonstration

Moon Phases Demonstration

This moon phase activity allows students to "act out" the phases of the moon in about 30 minutes. As you do the activity, remind students that what they are doing in 30 minutes takes the moon about...

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Science Teachers Are 'STAR' Interns at JPL

Science Teachers Are 'STAR' Interns at JPL

by Susan Gendreau

Gendreau is a 2009 JPL STAR intern and teaches chemistry at South Pasadena High School, grades 9 through 12, in South Pasadena, Calif. She also writes the

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Water Balloon Activity Illustrates Warming Oceans

Water Balloon Activity Illustrates Warming Oceans

NASA's Summer of Innovation program is focusing on summer learning that doesn't have to occur in the classroom. Here is a demonstration that is sure to catch students' attention, whether they are a...

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Modeling Activity Complements Asteroid Encounter

Modeling Activity Complements Asteroid Encounter

Students molded mounds of clay into tiny asteroids at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. on Saturday, July 10. This was one of several hands-on activities that highlighted the Ros...

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Swing by Asteroid Lutetia With JPL

Swing by Asteroid Lutetia With JPL

The Rosetta Orbiter, a European Space Agency spacecraft heading for a 2014 encounter with a comet, will be flying close to asteroid Lutetia on Saturday, July 10. Classes and clubs are invited to NA...

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