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Expedition Earth and Beyond (EEAB)


Curricular Materials

There are two main categories of curricular resources:

  1. Launchpad Activities are stand-alone activities that are designed to promote and spark an interest for student-led investigations of Earth and/or planetary comparisons. Use one or more of these with your students!
  2. The Student-Led Investigations: Modeling the Process of Science section provides resources you will find useful as your students conduct authentic research.

Launchpad Activities

Spheres of Earth
EEAB Spheres of Earth
Spheres of Earth

This activity is designed to introduce students to geologic processes on Earth and model how scientists use Earth to gain a better understanding of other planetary bodies in the solar system.

Blue Marble Matches
EEAB Blue Marble Matches
Blue Marble Matches

This launchpad activity is especially useful to for students who may want to learn about and conduct planetary comparisons. It introduces students to geologic processes on Earth and models how scientists use Earth to gain a better understanding of other planetary bodies in the solar system.

Oh, What A Pane!
EEAB Oh, What A Pane!
Oh, What A Pane!

This inquiry based activity provides a mathematical approach to investigating windows on Earth and in space! Students will be able to collect and analyze data as well as mathematically describe astronaut photographs. Feel free to complete the entire activity or pick and choose the individual parts that best apply to what you are teaching.


Student-led Investigations: Modeling the Process of Science

Student Scientist Guidebook
EEAB Student Scientist Guidebook
Student Scientist Guidebook

This guidebook is a very useful resource for you to use with students conducting an investigation. As students conduct their investigations, the guidebook is designed to step them through each aspect of the process of science. It includes information about each step along with probing questions to help students work their way through this inquiry-based process.

Crater Comparisons Activity
EEAB Crater Comparisons Activity
Crater Comparisons Activity

This activity is designed to introduce students to the process of science through the completion of a structured mini-research investigation focusing on impact craters on Earth and other planetary worlds in our Solar System.

ALIGNED TO THE NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS!

Data Request Form
EEAB Data Request Form
Data Request Form

Although this is not a formal activity, students working on a class project or investigation have the opportunity to request new imagery to be acquired by astronauts on the International Space Station.