Earth Observatory
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/

flask You are now in the Experiments section. Listed below are interactive experiments that can be used to teach all ages about the art and science of space-based Remote Sensing. The experiments focus on how NASA uses Remote Sensing to study how and why Earth changes.  

Earth Observatory Activities

Global Warming
The Earthís average temperature rose by more than half a degree Celsius over the last century. What caused this change? Join NASAís Earth Observatory Team in an investigation into the causes and effects of global warming.

Image Composite Editor (ICE)
ICE logoThe Image Composite Editor is designed to be an easy first step into the realm of Earth system science, image processing, data analysis, and satellite remote sensing via your Web browser. ICE is a java applet with several modes for analysing remote sensing data, including color image composites with multiple wavelengths, display of time series, mathematical functions between multiple datasets, and analysis tools such as scatterplots and histograms.

Patterns of Change
These twelve activities, using Quicktime movies and 3-D snapshots of Earth, allow students and educators to observe our planet's patterns of change, over time and space, and to think critically about what might be the causes and effects of those changes. The activities can be used independently of one another or as a series.

Mission: Biomes
The following two activities are designed for teachers to use in classrooms as supplementary, interdisciplinary units. Mission: Biomes is especially appropriate for grades 3 through 8, and is designed to be interactive and self-correction which will allow each student to work at his or her own pace.

Fire Detection with False-Color Images
compositorBuild a composite false-image of a scene of the Amazon rainforest using 3 of the fifty bands provided by the MODIS Airborne Simulator (MAS) Compositer. Learn how various bands of the electromagnetic spectrum can be combined to show things that the normal human eye canít detect. In this case itís the difference between fire, smoke, and clouds.

 

Earthquake!
Photo of an Earthquake
FaultThis pair of lessons uses satellite imagery to investigate earthquake faults near San Francisco, California. Urban Sprawl asks students to compare maps of earthquake locations to regions of urban growth shown by satellite data. Students evaluate recent seismic activity near geologic faults in Active or Not? That Is The Question.

 

Pira Site 2 (NCSU) Wake Forest University Trips to Black Holes and Neutron Stars Page

http://www.martindalecenter.com/Calculators3A_1_DaTel.html#ASTR-GEN

 Astrophysics Science archive Researh Center (HEASARC), a service of the Laboratory for High-Energy Astrophysics (LHEA), Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA VERY EXTENSIVE. F

or more information see Education; High Energy Astrophysics Science archive Researh Center (HEASARC); Laboratory for High-Energy Astrophysics (LHEA) or the Goddard Space Flight Center

Cosmic Evolution: From Big Bang to Humankind - This site traces the cosmic origin and evolution of matter and energy from the Big Bang to 12 billion years later. You'll learn from movies, diagrams, animations and educational activities. . You'll need the free QuickTime Player and RealPlayer for the movies.]

 Astrophysics Science archive Researh Center (HEASARC), a service of the Laboratory for High-Energy Astrophysics (LHEA), Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA VERY EXTENSIVE. F

or more information see Education; High Energy Astrophysics Science archive Researh Center (HEASARC); Laboratory for High-Energy Astrophysics (LHEA) or the Goddard Space Flight Center

 

 

Gravity

BALLISTICS

 

Free Fall ball in free fall

One D Motion Sims

ffop-First one Down

Balloons Toss a water balloon from the top building

 

caley tw Projectile Motion

Projectile Motion

Golf Range!

Projectile Motion

Ballistic Trajectory Tutorial

Angular Momentum and Area

Projectile Motion Coriolis and Centrifugal Forces

Projectile Motion

 

Keplerís

ORBITS

Satellites

Kepler laws

Kepler Motion

Kepler Motion

Many Moons

 

55 Orbit Simulator

27 Free Fall Lab - Terminal Velocity

nasa orbitl Orbit Simulator motion of the satellite in an elliptical orbit around the earth. change the eccentricity, or shape, of the orbit.

Projectile/Satellite Orbits

Why Satellites Don't Fall How is it that they stay up there?

J-Trak: Satellite Tracking position of actual satellites relative to the earth

 

EARTH

MOOON

SUN

PLANETS

Sun, Earth, Moon: Orbit, Eclipses, On Moon, On Sun, Moon Phases Stuff involving these three heavenly bodies.

BUILD A SOLAR SYSTEM - The Exploratorium  The Exploratorium

Landsat Map

SOLAR SYSTEM (JAVA APPLET) - UCLA

Lunar phases

Welcome to Earth and Moon Viewer or John Walker's Home Page

LUNAR PERIGEE AND APOGEE CALCULATOR - J. Walker

Sun, Earth, Moon: Orbit, Eclipses, On Moon, On Sun, Moon Phases Stuff involving these three heavenly bodies

Stellar Parallax Measure the distance to nearby stars using stellar parallax, then plot them on a Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.

Wobble Look at the redshift of stars and try to determine if there are large planets influencing them.

Equivalent Width Measuring Applet for Stellar Spectra Displays stellar spectral lines and allows you to determine the continuum.

Blackbody Curve and Stellar Spectra measure the temperature and total flux.

3D Jupiter Simulation 3D Jupiter and its four largest moons. and its moons >

 

   

Astronomical Distances

Many MoonsWatchVisible Sky

Virtual Planetarium Stars, constellations, planets.

Emory Intro to Astronomy

sky atlas

Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

Visible Sky Applet visible sky  polar chart, with the sun, moon, 4 planets and 56 stars

SOLAR SYSTEM (JAVA APPLET) - E. L. Gans, Department of French, UCLA !VERY COOL!!

Another one (with comet)

SOLAR SYSTEM SIMULATOR - Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), NASA

Solar System Simulation Requires Java3D  for Java Plugin

Astronomy 161: the solar system

Solar System Simulator

Astronomical Data Viewers

ASTRONOMICAL DISTANCES

Astro-Physical Units

Julian Date Conversion

Astronomical Data
Sunset/Sunrise, Moon Phases in Real-Time, etc.

 

IMPACTS

Cosmic Evolution

BLACK HOLES Supernova

DOPPLER

Another one (with comet)

Asteroid Impact Simulator Models the cratering by asteroids.

Galaxy Crash  Smash two galaxies together, sit back and watch the destruction. for Java Plugin

Cosmic Evolution: From Big Bang to Humankind - This site traces the cosmic origin and evolution of matter and energy from the Big Bang to 12 billion years later. You'll learn from movies, diagrams, animations and educational activities. . You'll need the free QuickTime Player and RealPlayer for the movies.

Black Holes

The Supernova Nexus

Hubble Expansion Law Examine the emission lines of galaxies to determine their redshift and calculate the expansion rate of the universe. for Java Plugin

Stellar and Galactic Spectra Add stellar spectra together to create galaxy spectra

The Doppler Effect:Why,Hear it. Sometimes we don't hear what we're supposed toSeesaws

The Doppler Effect: Why, Hear it. Sometimes we don't hear what we're supposed to.

 

Galileo Einstein Newton

Galileo and Einstein

Astronomy Workshop Tools; Astronomy Workshop or the Department of Astronomy

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy
Astrophysics & Space Center
(Courses, Data etc.)
TODAY'S PLANETS POSITION: VISUALIZE SOLAR SYSTEM AT A GIVEN EPOCH (JAVA APPLET) - Dieter Egger, Alpha-World, Forschungseinrichtung Satellitengeodšsie, Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Germany)

VERY EXTENSIVE. For more information see The Exploratorium

 

Telescopes
(Design, Eyepiece Magnification Focal Length etc.)

Telescoes/HST Observatories Observatories
& HST Tools

Cameras for Telescopes

Today's Space Weather in Real-Time
Today's Space Weather (All Inclusive)

Time machine,I

Modern Physics NOVA Online-Einstein Revealed-Time Traveler-Game

 has students investigate special relativity using data from Fermilab's "Experiment E687.

 

 

Auroral Activity

Heliosphere
Ionosphere

Magnetosphere & Geo-Magnetic

Magnetopause & Bow Shock Energetic Particles
Microlensing

CosmSolar Activity
Solar Wind ic Rays

 

 

 

 

Einstein&s Relativity: The house What happens when you move very very

RELATIVITY fast?

Mercator which however mixes up the relativistic distortion with the fish-eye distortion that comes from the Mercator Projection of the sphere.

Light Speed! Daniel Richard G.'s  does a snazzy job. It offers many options you can turn on or off, including colour shifts. Requires OpenGL.

Warp  Adam Auton's is an interactive simulator with many options, and a nice tutorial. Requires Windows and OpenGL.

Relativistic Flight Simulation

relativistic starflight

relativistic ray-tracing site

Nobel e-Museum: Relativity a basic, non-technical introduction to the development of special relativity

Einstein's Relativity: The Special and General Theory

Special Relativity Invalid?

Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP)

MacTutor History of Mathematics: Special Relativity by Professor Edmund Robertson and Dr. John J. O'Connor of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland

Acceleration in Special Relativity

http://library.thinkquest.org/28327/main/cockpit.html

Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) at MIT

Vitual cockpit  tour of the solar system

Backlight Video

Life, the Universe, and the Electron - Do you know what an electron is? Or how electrons can be used to see on a microscopic level? This well-designed site is a celebration of the centenary of the discovery of the electron.

www.colos.org

http://library.thinkquest.org/28327/main/cockpit.html

 

The ABCs of Nuclear Science - A soup-to-nuts site exploring the atom, with a detailed glossary and many activities and high-school level experiments. This site requires frames and, due to its horizontal layout, may be hard to view on small monitors. paper airplanes.

Radio Interferometer
Ballistic simulator

fun @ learning . physics

Vibe oscillator simulator

Momentum game

The Pendulum Lab

Angular momentum conservation

N-body simulation

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