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Subject: Science
Title: South Pole Scope     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about one research team's effort to measure remnants of light from the Big Bang. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Mathematics, Science
Title: How Old Are the Stars?     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, students determine the age of a star cluster by observing, measuring, and plotting astronomical data. They examine the Jewelbox cluster, located within the southern constellation Crux, and determine its age using a relationship between temperature, color, and luminosity. Before beginning this lesson, students should understand the life cycle and composition of stars. Students should also understand the relationship between temperature and color.
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Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Gas Giant Origins     
Description: This Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about research that indicates that formation of large, gaseous planets like Jupiter and Saturn may have formed more quickly than previously thought. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Title: Flashcard Machine
Digital Tool: Flashcard Machine
Digital Tool Description: Flashcard machine is a tool which can be used to create and share flashcards. Teachers can create flashcards for their students to use. Students can create flashcards to share with each other. Creating flashcards could also be used as an assignment.


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Nature
Overview:
The podcast is about nature. It describes, in detail, how you can contribute to the stopping of global warming and things associated with it. It also tells us that nature is a precious life resource.


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Special Report: Wetumpka Impact Crater
Overview:
This podcast is a four minute news segment from the fictional WETU Channel 4 News. The "Special Report" highlights the impact crater that was formed over 83 million years ago when an asteroid slammed into the area now known as Wetumpka, Alabama. The news segment includes field reporting from the Wetumpka Impact Crater historical marker, from the western rim of the crater, and from Auburn University. At Auburn University, a student reporter interviews Dr. David King, Professor of Geology, who has researched the crater extensively. Dr. King explains the devastation that was caused by the impact as well as how he was able to prove the crater was caused by a meteor or asteroid through the discovery of shocked quartz.


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Neptune
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This podcast is designed to describe the planet Neptune.  The students tell about the main features of the planet, what elements are present on it, temperature, size and other characteristics.


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Tune in to Neptune
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This podcast is designed to help others understand the make up of Neptune, which will also inform them about how our own planet might have formed.  By learning more about the other planets in our solar system we can begin to realize the special characteristics of our own precious planet.


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Subject: Science
Title: South Pole Scope     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about one research team's effort to measure remnants of light from the Big Bang. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Gas Giant Origins     
Description: This Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about research that indicates that formation of large, gaseous planets like Jupiter and Saturn may have formed more quickly than previously thought. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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