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This tutorial provides instruction in algebra and trigonometry. Although intended as a refresher, it should be understandable to students who are new to the material as well as provide new insights to those who are already familiar with it. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Tutorial
Subject: Mathematics
 
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This tutorial explains the Keplerian elements, the seven numbers which are required to define the orbit of a satellite. Each section addresses one of the elements, giving a literal definition as well as a practical explanation in simple language with some examples of typical numeric values. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Mathematics, Space science
 
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This site describes bouyancy (the difference between the upward and downward forces acting on the bottom and the top of an object) and the Archimedes Principle, which states that the buoyant force on a submerged object is equal to the weight of the fluid that is displaced by it. It consists of text descriptions of these principles, using the examples of metal cubes suspended in water and hot air baloons ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Problem set, Ref. material
Subject: Mathematics, Physics
 
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This document discusses the history of mass extinctions throughout geologic time, their role in the evolutionary process, and a mathematical model that demonstrates how the evolutionary process might interact with environmental stresses to produce a distribution of extinctions similar to that seen in the fossil record. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geologic time, Paleontology, Mathematics
 
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Educators and students can find a variety of materials designed for support in the areas of science, mathematics, and technology. Resources are available on NASA education programs including specific areas for kids, students and educators at the elementary, secondary, higher and informal education arenas. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Mathematics, Space science, Technology
 
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The Exploratorium was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. This homepage provides a vast array of links to science resources of many types. Teachers can access activities, publications, information on field trips to the museum, and a digital library of photos and movies. General interest materials include online versions of exhibits, a microscope imaging station, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Educational portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Geologic time, Geology, Paleontology, History and philosophy of science, Mathematics, Physics, Space science, Technology
 
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