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Earth System: Satellites

This video segment adapted from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center shows how integral satellites are to everyday life and describes the different types, including orbital and geostationary.
  • Grade Level(s):
    Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
  • Subjects:
    Technology
  • Language:
    English
  • Posted:
    Jul. 15, 2011
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Astronomical Images in Different Wavelengths

Telescopes are engineered to detect a specific range of wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation. Images from a variety of these telescopes show different aspects of the same astronomical objects.
  • Grade Level(s):
    Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
  • Subjects:
    Science
  • Language:
    English
  • Posted:
    Jul. 14, 2011
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Galaxies

This Building Block video features an animation of a voyage away from the Milky Way galaxy, and past other galaxies, to a view of Virgo supercluster.
  • Grade Level(s):
    Pre-K | Age 5, Gr. K | Age 6, Gr. 1 | Age 7, Gr. 2 | Age 8, Gr. 3 | Age 9, Gr. 4 | Age 10, Gr. 5 | Age 11, Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
  • Subjects:
    Science
  • Language:
    English
  • Posted:
    Jul. 16, 2011
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Mars Rover

This Building Block video features a 2004 animation of the Mars rover "Opportunity" approaching the rim of Endurance Crater.
  • Grade Level(s):
    Pre-K | Age 5, Gr. K | Age 6, Gr. 1 | Age 7, Gr. 2 | Age 8, Gr. 3 | Age 9, Gr. 4 | Age 10, Gr. 5 | Age 11, Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
  • Subjects:
    Technology
  • Language:
    English
  • Posted:
    Jul. 16, 2011
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Moonrise

See time-lapse footage of a full moon rising, starting from the bottom left-hand corner and slowly filling the entire screen in this Building Block video shot in Los Angeles, California.
  • Grade Level(s):
    Pre-K | Age 5, Gr. K | Age 6, Gr. 1 | Age 7, Gr. 2 | Age 8, Gr. 3 | Age 9, Gr. 4 | Age 10, Gr. 5 | Age 11, Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
  • Subjects:
    Science
  • Language:
    English
  • Posted:
    Jul. 16, 2011
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Observatory

This Building Block video features the silhouette of the tent at Chajnantor Observatory in Northern Chile that houses the Cosmic Backgrounder Imager.
  • Grade Level(s):
    Pre-K | Age 5, Gr. K | Age 6, Gr. 1 | Age 7, Gr. 2 | Age 8, Gr. 3 | Age 9, Gr. 4 | Age 10, Gr. 5 | Age 11, Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
  • Subjects:
    Technology
  • Language:
    English
  • Posted:
    Jul. 16, 2011
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Saturn Rocket

This Building Block video shows retired Saturn rockets on the grounds of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas
  • Grade Level(s):
    Pre-K | Age 5, Gr. K | Age 6, Gr. 1 | Age 7, Gr. 2 | Age 8, Gr. 3 | Age 9, Gr. 4 | Age 10, Gr. 5 | Age 11, Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
  • Subjects:
    Technology
  • Language:
    English
  • Posted:
    Jul. 16, 2011
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Satellite Dishes

In this Building Block video, the camera pans over multiple satellite dishes on a roof in San Francisco, California. Apartment buildings and Coit Tower stand in the background.
  • Grade Level(s):
    Pre-K | Age 5, Gr. K | Age 6, Gr. 1 | Age 7, Gr. 2 | Age 8, Gr. 3 | Age 9, Gr. 4 | Age 10, Gr. 5 | Age 11, Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
  • Subjects:
    Technology
  • Language:
    English
  • Posted:
    Jul. 16, 2011
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Time-lapse of Starry Night Sky

This Building Block video features a time-lapse, low angle shot of three observatories under a star-filled night sky in Cerro Tololo, Chile.
  • Grade Level(s):
    Pre-K | Age 5, Gr. K | Age 6, Gr. 1 | Age 7, Gr. 2 | Age 8, Gr. 3 | Age 9, Gr. 4 | Age 10, Gr. 5 | Age 11, Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
  • Subjects:
    Technology
  • Language:
    English
  • Posted:
    Jul. 16, 2011
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Why Doesn't the Moon Fall Down?

In this animated video segment adapted from NASA, astronomer Doris Daou explains how the forces of speed and gravity keep the Moon in a constant orbit around Earth.
  • Grade Level(s):
    Gr. 3 | Age 9, Gr. 4 | Age 10, Gr. 5 | Age 11, Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14
  • Subjects:
    Science
  • Language:
    English
  • Posted:
    Jul. 15, 2011
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