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Chapter 8 - The Sky

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Unit C - Our Earth

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What can you see in the sky?

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Sea Ice and Climate in Antarctica

At the poles, it's possible to study sea ice that's 3,000 years old. Find out what scientists learn by cutting up ice cores and seeing the ice crystals' many different textures and colors.

Living with Biodiversity Series

Online Resource

Living with Biodiversity Series

By: Center for Biodiversity and Conservation — A series of pamphlets published in conjunction with the CBC's fall 1998 public presentations focusing on the effect of individuals' daily decisions and lifestyle choices on biodiversity conservation.

Make-Your-Own-Astronomy-Stationery

Hands-on Activity

Make Your Own Astronomy Stationery

Looking for an easy way to add some star power to your letters and notes? These ready-to-print letterheads are astronomical in every way but their cost! 

Stargazing

Hands-on Activity

Stargazing

There are thousands of stars in the night sky. Hidden among them are constellations and planets. How many can you find? Record your sightings in a stellar sky journal.

What-Do-You-Know-about-Astronomy

Interactive

What Do You Know about Astronomy?

How much do you really know about our place in space? Test your astronomy knowledge with this interactive quiz. Don't worry, there's no grading—just a helpful look at the answers when you're done! 

Our Moon

Science Bulletin

Our Moon

The peaceful glow of the moonlight in our sky belies a violent history. Evidence suggests that the Moon formed when a Mars-sized object collided with the young Earth, and detailed computer models show us how such an impact could form our lunar companion in just one month.
Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science
Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of
Education at the American Museum of Natural History. This visualization
was supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA).

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