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  • Cost Category: Free
  • Price Details: NASA guides for hundreds of similar activities are available free online or in printed versions for approximately $15 per subject.
    The costs shown were accurate at the time of the review. Please check the publisher's web site for current prices.
  • Duration: Less than 4 weeks
  • Format: Instructors Guide, Web-based
  • Grades: grades K to 5, grades 6 to 8, grades 9 to 12
  • Suitable for Multiple Uses?: can be reused
  • Subject(s): multiple science topics
  • Part of Series?: yes
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    Many NASA guides are available here; to find guides by subject or age of users, search for specific guides, such as the Rotocraft Adventures and Rockets guides (reviewed here as a sample of guides available for educators).

These web-based educator guides include many materials for a variety of topics.  Some masterfully combine scientific content and engaging activities with clear guidance for instructors, but the quality varies so it’s best to check them out/decide.

This web-based set of educator's guides varies widely in style and quality. The guides masterfully incorporate exposure to the scientific method with comprehensive science content background, using clear instructions and hands-on learning. However, some guides involve too much lecture and discussion, or appear to push students towards prescribed conclusions.

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