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Description:

In this inquiry-based investigation, children use ultraviolet detection beads to explore unseen energy produced by the Sun. The experiment, developed by NASA, is presented in the context of the Messenger spacecraft: how can a craft be designed to withstand the proximity to planet Mercury without melting? The lesson is completely turn-key, with printable worksheets, data table, warm-up and reflection questions, and detailed background information. Don't miss the pattern for building a model of the Messenger spacecraft, complete with sunshade and solar "panels". See Related Materials for links to the NASA Messenger home page and to a You Tube video on how to use UV color changing beads. This item is part of a larger collection of lessons compiled and edited by the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science).

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

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Language:

English

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