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For Teachers

MESSENGER Education Modules:
The Scientific Process in Action

Each Unit in this Theme can be told as a sotry in three chapters. Each chapter asks a question which is addressed in the corresponding lesson. Click on the lessons below to find an overview and downloadable version of the lesson.


Staying Cool

  How can we study Mercury? Are there any problems we might face? Are there ways to solve these problems? Design Challenges
Grades Lessons
Pre-K-4 Sensing Energy   Cooler in the Shadows Design Challenge: What will keep my lunchbox cool?
Design Challenge: Keep it Cool! How do you keep thing from getting too hot?
5-8 Herschel Experiment Snow Goggles My Angle on Cooling. Effects of Distance and Inclination Design Challenge: How to keep gelatin from melting
9-12 Star Power! Discovering the Power of Sunlight Dangers of Radiation Exposure Cooling with Sunshades Design Challenge: How to keep items cool in boiling water

Spacecraft Design

How do you design/build a spacecraft to go to another planet? How do you get there? What do you do when you get there?
Grades Lessons
Pre-K-4 TBD TBD TBD
5-8 TBD TBD TBD
9-12 TBD TBD TBD

 

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