The Seaborg NASA Educator Resource Center

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Teacher Guides

Guides may be picked up from the Center free of charge or they may be downloaded directly from the NASA educator guides site.

Title

Grade Level

Number of Activities

3,2,1 Liftoff

Pre-K-2

20 activities; 92 pages

Aeronautics

K-4 (and higher)

16 activities; 128 pages

Amateur Radio in Space

K-4 (and higher)

4 activities; 29 pages

Mission to Planet Earth

K-4 (and higher)

10 activities; 37 pages

Space Food and Nutrition

K-8

8 activities; 50 pages

Rockets

K-12

12 activities; 120 pages

Exploring the Moon

4-12

14 activities;148 pages

Centennial of Flight

4-12

information and posters

Solar System Puzzle Kit

4-8

Puzzle with planets and solar system objects

NASA’s Student Glovebox

5-8

Template and 22-page guide

Space-based Astronomy

5-8 (and higher)

5 units; 99 pages

Learning to Fly: The Wright Brothers' Adventure

6-9

23 activities; 101 pages

Microgravity

5-2

14 activities; 168 pages

Posters

Title

Level

Description

Aeronautics & Aviation

Innovation Through Engineering

5-12

Wright Brothers: measurement and scaling of their aircraft

The Process of Invention

All

Wright Brothers: experiments and tests leading to successful airplane

Exploring the Extremes

5-8

geometry: measure wing angle on experimental planes

Tools of the Trade: Flight Research

1-6

drawings of various planes with templates for models

First Century of Flight: NACA/ NASA Contributions to Aeronautics

6-12

timeline with photos illustrating the contribution of NACA/NASA research to progress in aviation

The 1902 Glider: How the Problem of Control Was Solved

6-12

illustrates the control-problems of the original Wright Brothers' gliders, and shows the evolution of flight control systems.

Physical & Earth Science

Microgravity Research Program

5-8

examples of research done in space (on shuttle/ ISS)

Storms from the Sun

7-12

Auroras: photos and explanations

Human Exploration and Development of Space

Build It with Spacewalks

All

pictures and discussion of space suit needed to work in vacuum of Space

NASA Human Space Flight: Space Flight Awareness

All

Mission patches from all space-flight missions from the Mercury-Apollo programs through the International Space Station

International Space Station

4-12

drawing and description of completed Space Station

SPACE: Discovery and Exploration

All

collage of various space exploration tools, including space shuttle, space station, space suit, satellites

Building on 40 Years of U.S. Human Exploration in Air & Space

All

pictures of various milestones in exploration: X-15 plane, Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects, Space Shuttle and International Space Station

Our Legacy Takes Us to the Brightest Star in the Universe

4-12

Three postage stamp illustrations that show three different "generations" of space exploration - The Apollo Mission, the Space Shuttle, and the International Space Station

Capturing a Whisper from Space: The Deep Space Network

6-12

This worldwide system of antennae communicates with NASA's interplanetary spacecraft. The back of the poster has activities on how antennae amplify sound.

Space Science

Exploring Earth and Mars

3-12

Images of Earth and Mars with comparisons between the two planets

Space Thrills

3-6

"Meet our Solar System" an introduction to each of the planets; "Solar System Mysteries" Why do some planets have no moons? Why are they different sizes? What's inside a comet? What's on the surface of Mars?

Hubble Space Telescope - Deep Field

5-8

Image showing hundreds of galaxies in one tiny area of the sky - teaching activities on the back of the poster deal with estimating large numbers

Hubble Space Telescope

5-12

images taken before & after 1994 lens repair.

Map of the Milky Way

6-12

National Geographic map showing our solar system's location in the Milky Way Galaxy. Small photos along the bottom of the poster show different astronomical phenomena such as nebulas an Globular star clusters.

Kaleidoscope of Stars

All

pictures and discussion of different star colors