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  1. page NASA Budget edited NASA BUDGET {http://history.nasa.gov/augustine/image5.gif} Exploring NASA's Projected Budget…

    NASA BUDGET
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    Exploring NASA's Projected Budget can be enlightening. We can see how money is spent, how much is spent and why it is spent. This will help us learn more about why space exploration costs so much.
    Go through NASA's Budget and try to find patterns for what is happening and where all of the money is going.
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  2. page NASA Budget edited NASA BUDGET {http://jeffreyellis.org/images/NASA_budget_history.png} The percentage of the enti…

    NASA BUDGET
    {http://jeffreyellis.org/images/NASA_budget_history.png} The percentage of the entire US Budget that goes to NASA every year. Take note of the years that it was the greatest. Hint: Sputnik was launched in 1957 and we went to the moon in 1969.
    Exploring NASA's Projected Budget can be enlightening. We can see how money is spent, how much is spent and why it is spent. This will help us learn more about why space exploration costs so much.
    Go through NASA's Budget and try to find patterns for what is happening and where all of the money is going.
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  3. page Podcasts edited ... George Dyson on Project Orion - This is a short video that gives an overview of Project Orion,…
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    George Dyson on Project Orion - This is a short video that gives an overview of Project Orion, what it is and where space exploration could be heading with it.
    Obama on NASA Budget - This video from YouTube, also posted below, is the latest statement from President Obama on the NASA Budget and what the future of NASA will look like.

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  4. page home edited ... The orbit of each planet is an ellipse with the Sun located at one of the foci. Earth is orbi…
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    The orbit of each planet is an ellipse with the Sun located at one of the foci.
    Earth is orbited by one moon and many artificial satellites.
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    this theory includes:
    includes:

    cosmic background radiation
    a red-shift (the Doppler effect) in the light from very distant galaxies.
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    millions of years.
    years.

    The stars differ from each other in size, temperature, and age.
    Our Sun is a medium-sized star within a spiral galaxy of stars known as the Milky Way. Our galaxy contains billions of stars, and the universe contains billions of such galaxies.
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    differences in their
    their
    materials.
    The characteristics of the planets of the solar system are affected by each planet’s location in relationship to the Sun.
    The terrestrial planets are small, rocky, and dense. The Jovian planets are large, gaseous, and of low density.
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  5. page NASA Budget edited NASA BUDGET {http://jeffreyellis.org/images/NASA_budget_history.png} The percentage of the enti…

    NASA BUDGET
    {http://jeffreyellis.org/images/NASA_budget_history.png} The percentage of the entire US Budget that goes to NASA every year. Take note of the years that it was the greatest. Hint: Sputnik was launched in 1957 and we went to the moon in 1969.
    Exploring NASA's Projected Budget can be enlightening. We can see how money is spent, how much is spent and why it is spent. This will help us learn more about why space exploration costs so much.
    Go through NASA's Budget and try to find patterns for what is happening and where all of the money is going.
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  6. page Mars Rover WebQuest edited MARS ROVER WEBQUEST {http://athena.cornell.edu/images/rovers/rover_sundial.jpg} The Mars Rover …

    MARS ROVER WEBQUEST
    {http://athena.cornell.edu/images/rovers/rover_sundial.jpg} The Mars Rover robot, with its solar panels open.
    The "Red Planet" or Mars is the planet that comes after Earth in our Solar System. On this WebQuest you will be looking into the Mars Rover Expedition and how it relates to space exploration and NASA spending, which is important for us so that we know where money goes and how much each launch into space actually costs.
    Follow all of the directions and make sure that you are completing the assignments correctly. The link to the Mars Rover WebQuest is below and you will have the 40 minutes to complete it. At the end of that time we will be coming back together as a class in order to discuss further what you learned and share some of the information that we discovered.
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  7. page home edited UNIT 10 - ASTRONOMY ... Another galaxy. {http://www.dlib.org/dlib/november04/images/sun2_tra…

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    Another galaxy. {http://www.dlib.org/dlib/november04/images/sun2_trace-1.jpg}{http://www.dlib.org/dlib/november04/images/sun2_trace-1.jpg} The surface
    This unit is all about space.
    -What is out there?
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    UNIT 10 - ASTRONOMY
    {http://www.aero.iitb.ac.in/home/zephyr/08/images/workshops/astronomy%20picture%20of%20the%20day-2004.03.05.jpg} Another galaxy. {http://www.dlib.org/dlib/november04/images/sun2_trace-1.jpg} The
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    the sun. {http://www.roma1.infn.it/teongrav/VESF/hubble-space-telescope-crab-nebula-2.jpg} The Crab Nebula
    This unit is all about space.
    -What is out there?
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    -How much does it cost to go into space?
    These are just a few of the questions that you will be answering during this unit, and will lead up to the final project, a presentation and debate looking to answer:
    {http://www.roma1.infn.it/teongrav/VESF/hubble-space-telescope-crab-nebula-2.jpg} The Crab Nebula
    SHOULD SPACE EXPLORATION BE PRIVATIZED?
    We will be doing a number of activities and projects to get you ready for this final question that you must answer based on your personal beliefs and what we have learned over the course of the unit. Make sure that you pay attention and complete all of the assignments so that you will be able to actively give input to your group about why you think space exploration should or should not be private.
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    UNIT 10 - ASTRONOMY
    {http://www.aero.iitb.ac.in/home/zephyr/08/images/workshops/astronomy%20picture%20of%20the%20day-2004.03.05.jpg} {http://www.dlib.org/dlib/november04/images/sun2_trace-1.jpg} {http://www.roma1.infn.it/teongrav/VESF/hubble-space-telescope-crab-nebula-2.jpg} The surface of the sun. {http://www.roma1.infn.it/teongrav/VESF/hubble-space-telescope-crab-nebula-2.jpg} The Crab Nebula
    This unit is all about space.
    -What is out there?
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