Astronomy Stuff:

Planetariums in Nebraska from Bridget, our planetarium tour guide, and 2011 participant. Thanks Bridget!:
Astronomy video on measuring space distances:




















Link to UNL's moon phases animation, from Laura.

Here is Laura's reader's theater on Pluto and the definition of a planet:

Link to NASA games, from Shelly.

Harvard graduate video on the cause of the seasons, from Laura:




Here is a better version from the actual website. Click on the VoD icon to play the video in a separate window. It is 20 minutes long, but the main part is the first couple of minutes. (Laura)

From Alison, her scale solar system activity with the sun as a tennis ball:

Geology Stuff:Granite thin section from Patrick that really shows the interlocking crystal pattern in beautiful color. Thanks Patrick: Sample data for magnetic reversals from Patrick: Another site(from Laura) where students can participate in real science, analyzing data, etc: http://www.iris.edu/hq/

Video of science misconception "capsizing Guam" from Laura. Good critical thinking video to use for plates or constructive/destructive forces:
Ashfalls links and resources, from Damen:Link to video on history of Ashfalls and role of the horse, and actual video:


















The building of the orginal rhino barn and visitors center.

Nebraska's geologic history timeline.

Ashfalls diagram, used by permission and curtesy UNL:

Ashfalls pics from Me:

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Cross section of layers inside the rhino barn.
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Yellow flag showing original fossil find, red are subsequent finds.
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Technology & Other stuff:From Damen: Online "clicker" program. Students sign into the teacher's room, and use their computer as a clicker. The teacher must create an account, though. Good for if you don't already have a clicker program/equipment or budget for one!
TED talk on online filter bubbles. How big is yours?
Direct and indirect rays alternative style, from Rylan: Instead of using a flashlight and shining it onto graph paper, try using graph paper turned into a transparency and then taped to the flashlight. Students could then measure the area of the projected square on the paper. (Advantage of this is that you don't have to worry about the estimation piece of the activity demonstrated in our institute. Disadvantage is there will be the calculating area hurdle, but it allows focus on the energy piece.)



NATS stuff!

Katie, Jennifer, and Les were superstars and have figured out how to make your very own density tank. Instructions here:

Alternative version:

November Follow up:


From Renee: Article on relationship of sun and global climate change.

From Shelly: An Energy module for using with electricity/alt fuels.

MetEd site for meteorology and climate information.

Video for breaking the bottled water habit:

Another TED talk: If you've heard about the documentary Chasing Ice, this is the photographer and founder of the Extreme Ice Survey.




ELL Blooms and Language level matrix: