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Women in STEM
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In this special edition of Where are the small worlds? observe the speed of small worlds to determine their location in the solar system. Then launch a probe to search these small worlds. Discover which worlds have been explored by women in STEM careers, find the hidden caches on these worlds and collect the astrocoins inside. Can you find them all?
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Phases of the Moon
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Explore the phases of the Moon in this cool 80's retro style experience featuring your AI friend LuCIA. Use a model to identify inaccuracies in LuCIA’s coding. Sequence a variety of Moon phase diagrams to “Reprogram” her code. Test the new code to improve the clarity of the galaxy image and reprogram her until a clear image is achieved.
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Dino Doom
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The Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) extinction event, which occurred 66 mya, caused the mass extinction of nearly 75% of the plant and animal species on Earth. This event is marked by a thin layer of sediment which can be found throughout the world in marine and terrestrial rocks. The boundary clay shows high levels of iridium, which is rare on Earth but abundant in asteroids.
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Red Rocks
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Why is Mars red? Explore Karijini Gorge in Australia and Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona, AZ searching for clues to the environments that formed the red rocks there. Observe these rock formations at a variety of scales to gather these clues. Finally, apply understanding of red rock formation on Earth to red rock formation on Mars.
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Celestial Jukebox
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Use the pattern of sound to observe transits. Derive Kepler’s Third Law from the data collected within the solar system. Then apply Kepler’s Third Law to extrasolar systems and the search for exoplanets while collecting rare coins along the way.
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Space Explorations
Moon Phases
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Phases of the Moon
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Small Worlds
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Women in STEM
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Eclipses
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Kingdom in Peril: Ep 1
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Eclipses
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Kingdom in Peril: Ep 2
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Eclipses
338 5
Kingdom in Peril: Ep 3
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Kepler's Third Law
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Celestial Jukebox
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Small Worlds
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Mundos Pequeños
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Small Worlds
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Where are the small worlds?
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Solar Eclipse
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Path of Totality
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Phases of the Moon
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Explore the phases of the Moon in this cool 80's retro style experience featuring your AI friend LuCIA. Use a model to identify inaccuracies in LuCIA’s coding. Sequence a variety of Moon phase diagrams to “Reprogram” her code. Test the new code to improve the clarity of the galaxy image and reprogram her until a clear image is achieved.
Women in STEM
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English
In this special edition of Where are the small worlds? observe the speed of small worlds to determine their location in the solar system. Then launch a probe to search these small worlds. Discover which worlds have been explored by women in STEM careers, find the hidden caches on these worlds and collect the astrocoins inside. Can you find them all?
Kingdom in Peril: Ep 1
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English
Explore the arrangement of the Sun, Earth, Moon system, and inclination of the Moon’s orbit necessary to generate solar and lunar eclipses. Determine the likelihood of observing these phenomena. Share your eclipse knowledge with your kingdom, preventing a revolt and saving it from attack.
Kingdom in Peril: Ep 2
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Save your kingdom from rebellion by decoding the cryptic letters left by attackers and explore why they are using the red moon as a signal for their revolt. Determine the likelihood of observing this red moon phenomena and share your eclipse knowledge with your kingdom before it descends into revolt!
Kingdom in Peril: Ep 3
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English
Save your kingdom from revolt by demonstrating that solar eclipses are predictable, natural phenomena, in order to put a stop once and for all to Lord Thistle's rumors of a dragon eating the Sun. Crack the code on this phenomena and share your eclipse knowledge with your kingdom before it descends into anarchy!
Celestial Jukebox
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Use the pattern of sound to observe transits. Derive Kepler’s Third Law from the data collected within the solar system. Then apply Kepler’s Third Law to extrasolar systems and the search for exoplanets while collecting rare coins along the way.
Mundos Pequeños
90
English
Explore la vista de nuestro sistema solar desde la perspectiva del Sol y recopile datos sobre pequeños mundos. Observe el movimiento de diferentes mundos para determinar su ubicación en el sistema solar. Luego lanza sondas para buscar en estos pequeños mundos para encontrar los escondites ocultos y recolectar las astrocoins en su interior. ¿Puedes encontrarlos todos?
Where are the small worlds?
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Explore the view of our solar system from the perspective of the Sun and collect data on small worlds. Observe the motion of different worlds to determine their location in the solar system. Then launch probes to search these small worlds to find the hidden caches and collect the astrocoins inside. Can you find them all?
Path of Totality
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Explore how the Moon’s shadow is cast upon Earth during a total solar eclipse. Discover why this event is so unique while plotting the path of totality! Earn a limited edition Eclipse 2017 coin to commemorate this event.
Earth Explorations
Mass Extinction
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Dino Doom
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Oxidation
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Red Rocks
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The Search for Life
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Stories in Rock
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The Search for Life
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Extinction Story
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The Search for Life
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Story of Complex Animals
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The Search for Life
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Earliest Stories
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Great Unconformity
729 2
Mystery of Blacktail Canyon
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Dino Doom
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The Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) extinction event, which occurred 66 mya, caused the mass extinction of nearly 75% of the plant and animal species on Earth. This event is marked by a thin layer of sediment which can be found throughout the world in marine and terrestrial rocks. The boundary clay shows high levels of iridium, which is rare on Earth but abundant in asteroids.
Red Rocks
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Why is Mars red? Explore Karijini Gorge in Australia and Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona, AZ searching for clues to the environments that formed the red rocks there. Observe these rock formations at a variety of scales to gather these clues. Finally, apply understanding of red rock formation on Earth to red rock formation on Mars.
Stories in Rock
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Travel back in geologic time to explore some of the major historical events of Earth in an attempt to understand the search for life among other planets in the universe. Explore the first chapter to gather the skills of reading the stories contained in the rock record of Earth.
Extinction Story
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Travel back in geologic time to explore some of the major historical events of Earth in an attempt to understand the search for life among other planets in the universe. Explore this second chapter in the search for life from 66 million years ago.
Story of Complex Animals
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Travel back in geologic time to explore some of the major historical events of Earth in an attempt to understand the search for life among other planets in the universe. Explore the third chapter of the search for life in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia.
Earliest Stories
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Travel back in geologic time to explore some of the major historical events of Earth in an attempt to understand the search for life among other planets in the universe. Explore this final chapter of the search for life in the North Pole Dome, Western Australia.
Mystery of Blacktail Canyon
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Explore Grand Canyon, AZ using a virtual field trip (VFT). Observe the rock record and what these rocks reveal about the life and environments of the past. Apply investigation techniques to the search for life in the solar system.
Visualization Library
Moon Phases
Moon Phases Explorer
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Apollo
Apollo 50th Anniversary
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Star Life Cycle
Stellar Nursery
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Mars
InSight Experience
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Phase Diagram
Phases of Matter
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Gases
Atmospheric Chamber
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Meteor
Craters of Earth
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Fossils
First Complex Life
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Fossils
First Signs of Life
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Astronomical Time
Geologic Timeline
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Extinction
Hell Creek Mammals
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Extinction
Hell Creek Trike Dig
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Mars
Mars Rover Sites
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Asteroid
OSIRIS-REx Timeline
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Optics
Shadow Analogy
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General Use Widget
Shadow Sizer
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Moon Phases Explorer
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This visualization is for open exploration of the phases of the Moon. Users can explore Moon phases in a 3-D model (called the Orbitron-9000), sort the Moon phases using a digital card deck, and/or play a game to test their Moon phases knowledge.
Apollo 50th Anniversary
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July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon and we are going back! In celebration of 50 years of Apollo we've designed a visualization that explores landing sites of six Apollo missions. Explore each landing site in virtual reality, watch video from the mission, and learn details about each mission.
Stellar Nursery
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This visualization is a simulation used in the Habitable Worlds course. The visualization generates a star (click new star) based on mass (click and drag in the star field to generate different mass stars) and follows the life cycle of the star through time. The star is plotted on an HR Diagram, generates a bar graph of elements produced through nuclear fusion, and generates the stars spectral signature in both emission and absorption line.
InSight Experience
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InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is a Mars lander designed to investigate the interior of Mars: its crust, mantle, and core. Explore and control NASA's latest Mars lander with this interactive visualization.
Phases of Matter
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This visualization is a simulation used in the Habitable Worlds course. The visualization demonstrates the phase change diagram for water, carbon dioxide, and methane on Earth, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars. Users can modify the pressure and temperature of each planetary body to investigate their impact on the phase diagram.
Atmospheric Chamber
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This visualization is a simulation used in the Habitable Worlds course. The visualization contains a variety of atmospheric compounds to choose from and tools to explore the partial pressure and wavelength. Click and drag to expand the graph to investigate the emission/absorption lines produced under a variety of conditions.
Craters of Earth
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This visualization is an interactive map used in the Dino Doom VFT. This visualization contains clickable global locations of meteor impacts on Earth and pop up informational boxes. Contained within these informational boxes is a tool to measure the diameter of the crater.
First Complex Life
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This visualization is a 360-degree virtual field trip used in the Search for Life unit. The visualization explores what is believed to be the first complex life in the rock record.
First Signs of Life
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This visualization is a 360-degree virtual field trip used in the Search for Life unit. the visualization explores what is believed to be the first signs of life in the rock record, stromatolites.
Geologic Timeline
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This visualization is a simulation used in the Habitable Worlds course. The visualization contains key events in time in a scrollable format. Click and drag to expand the timeline and investigate narrower windows of time.
Hell Creek Mammals
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This visualization is a 360-degree virtual field trip used in the Dino Doom VFT. This visualization contains two views of a Triceratops dig area and two views of a mammal site nearby. A gigapan at the mammal site provides an opportunity to observe mammal bone fossil fragments left behind.
Hell Creek Trike Dig
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This visualization is a 360-degree virtual field trip used in the Dino Doom VFT. This visualization contains three views of a Triceratops dig area and incorporates labeling of the dig area. Labels point to the K-Pg (Cretaceous – Paleogene) boundary and the rock ages surrounding the boundary.
Mars Rover Sites
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This visualization is a 360-degree virtual field trip used in the Red Rocks VFT. This visualization contains three views of Mars from three different rover sites. Images collected from each rover are also embedded. An opportunity to explore for iron oxide is also embedded in imagery.
OSIRIS-REx Timeline
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The OSIRIS-REx Mission seeks answers to questions that are central to the human experience: Where did we come from? What is our destiny? OSIRIS-REx is has arrived at Bennu, a carbon-rich asteroid that records the earliest history of our Solar System, and will be bringing a piece of it back to Earth. OSIRIS-REx will determine Bennu’s physical and chemical properties, which will be critical for future scientists to know when developing an impact mitigation mission. Explore the Bennu mission timeline, mission instruments, and asteroid operations.
Shadow Analogy
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This visualization is a used to demonstrate distance and size of a large light source such as the Sun will determine the size of the shadow the moon will cast upon Earth in the Path of Totality Lesson. This visualization uses a baseball and a light bulb as an analogy to the Sun, Moon, Earth system.
Shadow Sizer
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This visualization is a widget tool used in the Path of Totality lesson. This visualization contains a dark circle and a slider that can be used for measurement of an object on screen in kilometers.
Contributed Content
Asteroids
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Planetary Impact!
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Law of Gravitation
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Motion of Jupiter's Moons
author imageHelen Coyle
Nuclear Fusion
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The Chemistry of Stars
author imageDebbie Morgan
Moon
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To the Moon!
author imageRandi Neff
Volcano
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Kilauea
author imageDiane Ripollone
Climate Change
70 3
Overview of Climate Change
author imageElizabeth Sebastian
Solar System
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Solar System & Parker Solar Probe
author imageMaki Fullerton
Wave Properties
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Strange Ripples in Space
author imageHelen Coyle
Stellar Life Cycle
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The Secret Lives of Stars
author imageDebbie Morgan
Asteroids
330 2
Small Worlds Exhibit
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Planetary Impact!
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Explore the impact energies of some the major asteroid collisions that have occurred on Earth and discover the relationship between impact energy and crater development.
Motion of Jupiter's Moons
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The students will understand the following concepts: Based on Kepler's 1st Law the motion of moons about a planet are ellipses. Their paths can be approximated as near circular to conceptually understand them and an analogy of a hammer being twirled by an athlete will be used to elucidate this. The force that keeps them in orbit is the gravitational force which acts between a moon and a planet. The students will understand the mathematical expression of Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation. As fun facts the students will learn some of the names of the moons of Jupiter and about their different motions.
The Chemistry of Stars
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English
Students will investigate how nuclear fusion in stars leads to the formation of elements.
To the Moon!
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This lesson provides a "choose your own adventure" style activity for people curious about the Moon and Apollo missions.
Kilauea
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Comparison of different types of volcanoes and the magma associated with them. At the end of the lesson the viewer will look at kilauea.
Overview of Climate Change
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In this interactive, students will get an overview of climate change, the causes of climate change, how we know it is occurring, and some strategies on how to slow down the effects of climate change.
Solar System & Parker Solar Probe
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English
Learn about the Solar System and the Parker Solar Probe
Strange Ripples in Space
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English
Students will study certain examples of wave phenomena that occur in space and some that occur on the earth. They will also review wave properties and the fact that mechanical waves need a medium, while electromagnetic waves do not. While studying a sonic boom, they will make an observation of the number of sounds an airplane makes during a sonic boom by watching a video of an airplane. While studying They will identify the occurrence of a sound based on reading data from a graph. They will "hear" the sounds of the sun through a process called sonification.
The Secret Lives of Stars
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Students will investigate how astronomers observe stars, determine the various life cycle stages stars go through, and relate those stages to the current stage of the Sun.
Small Worlds Exhibit
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Explore the small worlds of our solar system. Click on the small worlds moving in the star field to discover these small worlds up close.
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