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Space Science

These individual objects are also available:

  • Calipers (set of 6)
  • Classroom compass set
  • Field binoculars (8x21) (20 pairs available)
  • Sunspotter
 

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NEW! Cultural Connections Northern Lights: 4th-5th

Learn about the northern lights by engaging with traditional Inupiaq knowledge and scientific inquiry. Listen to stories from elders about where the northern lights came from and when they experience them. Learn Inupiaq words for science vocabulary. Explore the magnetic fields that protect the earth, learn about energy transfer and energize tubes of gases to see how the colors of the northern lights are created. 
Northern Lights Kit 4th-5th grades

What’s in the Kit? 

Cultural Connections Binder with teacher manual
USB flash drive Kiguguyat: The Northern Lights video and multimedia
Northern Lights: The Soccer Trails Book
Creating the Northern Lights Poster
Elementary School Student Guides (30)
Vocabulary Cards (4 sets)
Spectrum lenses (30)
Flashlight
Compasses
(5)
Magnetic Field Viewers (4 plates)
Magnets (package of 50)
Iron Filings Case (5)
Chalk pastels (1 box)
Spectrum Tube Carousel
   Power supply
   Neon gas tube
   Nitrogen gas tube
   Carbon Dioxide gas tube

*Please remember not to mark in the student guides.

Recommended grade levels: 4-5
Key words: Astronomy; Aurora; Inupiaq; Northern Lights; Space Science

NEW! Cultural Connections Northern Lights: 6th-8th grades

Learn about the northern lights by engaging with traditional Inupiaq knowledge and scientific inquiry. Listen to stories from elders about where the northern lights came from and when they experience them. Learn Inupiaq words for science vocabulary. Build a scale model of the solar system, view sunspots where solar flares are formed, understand magnetic fields that shape the solar winds around our earth to form the northern lights, and  even become an aurora forecaster!

Northern Lights Kit 6-8th grade

What’s in the Kit? 

Cultural Connections Binder with teacher manual
USB flash drive Kiguguyat: The Northern Lights video and multimedia
Middle School Student Guides (30)
Vocabulary Cards (4 sets)
Creating the Northern Lights poster
Sun poster on fabric
Scale Solar System Model: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune & Pluto (dwarf planet)
Sunspot/Solar viewer cards (30)
Magnetic Field Observation Windows (3)
Bar magnets (10)
Iron filings
Measuring wheel
Rulers (25)
Pencils (1 package)
Chalk pastels (6 packages)

*Please remember not to mark in the student guides.

Recommended grade levels: 6-8
Key words: Astronomy; Aurora; Inupiaq; Northern Lights; Space Science

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Hubble Resource Kit

This kit introduces the topics of star formation and interacting galaxies.

Using images from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and interactive education tools, students will make observations and formulate scientific questions related to space science.

 

What’s in the Kit?  

26 “Stellar spire in the Eagle Nebula” lithographs
26 “Whirpool Galaxy (M51) & Companion Galaxy” lithographs
Star Formation instruction sheet
Interacting Galaxies instruction sheet
DVD: Hubble source video collection video & activity
Amazing Space Offline CD-ROM activity

Recommended grade levels: 5-12
Key words: Astronomy; Space Science; Hubble; Galaxies; Stars

 

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Energetic Aurora Kit

Introduce students to the northern lights with a PowerPoint containing videos and animations. The kit includes background theory and directions for class activities about Earth's magnetic field, electrical currents and magnetism, triangulation, and the basics of light and color. Activities involve using protractors, recording and interpreting observations, using trigonometry, and constructing experimental set-ups.

 

What’s in the Kit?

Energetic Aurora CD PowerPoint presentation, videos and script
Activity binder and supplies
Make an astrolabe activity
Various magnets and magnetic field observation boxes
World’s simplest motor
Spectrum glasses (28 pairs)
Prisms

Recommended grade levels: 6-12
Key words: Aurora Borealis; Northern Lights; Astronomy; Space Science

 

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