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Impact Craters and Water on Mars part of Undergraduate Research:Examples

Students explore for water on Mars using impact crater morphology. During this lab, students: learn to use the equation writing and graphing capabilities in Microsoft Excel, thendevelop and apply an impact crater depth-diameter relationship in an effort to constrain the depth to a possible water-rich layer beneath one or more portions of the surface of Mars!

Using an Observatory Project to Develop Professional Communication in Astronomy part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Professional Communications Projects:Examples

This is a comprehensive project using the Highland Road Park Observatory camera. This project encompasses the formal portions for both written and spoken communication, and carries 55% of the course credit.

Collaborative Decision Making: NASA's Deep Impact Mission part of Role Playing:Examples

This is collaborative problem solving using data in which students role-play NASA and other personnel determining a good strategy for launching a probe to study a comet. -

Gallery Walk Questions about the Solar System part of Gallery Walks:Examples

created by Mark Francek, Central Michigan University The following are potential questions that could be used in a gallery walk activity about the solar system. The questions are organized according to the ...

Using Lava Flows & Volcanic Structures on Mars to Introduce the Concept of Relative Dating in Introductory Courses part of Cutting Edge:Discoveries from Mars:Activities

To compare bodies of rocks in the same region and determine the sequence of events that led to the formation of these rocks, geologists use a few simple rules of observation to help determine the relative ages of ...

Teaching Geoscience with Video Snips part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Videos:Activities

Video snips are short video segments of live footage of geologic processes (settling sand, cleaving minerals, or landslides) used to engage students, foster discussion, and stimulate higher order thinking skills. ...

Order It Up! part of Interactive Lectures:Examples

A think-pair-share activity which involves putting solar system bodies in order based on various statistics: escape velocity, distance from the sun, mass, etc. -

Reflection and Absorption of Light part of Teaching with Data:Examples

Students use a microcomputer connected to a light sensor and temperature probe to explore the reflection and absorption of light. -

ConcepTest: Eccentricity and Seasons part of ConcepTests:Examples

Mars has a more eccentric orbit of the Sun than Earth. Mars is 20% closer to the Sun during winter in its Northern hemisphere than it is during its summer. What would be the implications for the seasons on Earth if ...

ConcepTest: Sun Spot Activity part of ConcepTests:Examples

Sun spots, flares and other emissions from the Sun's surface can have a negative impact on electrical systems on Earth. What would be the implications for this type of solar activity if the Sun did not ...