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This is a digital project developed to advance knowledge of solar system exploration by providing students with spectroscopic data in an accessible and engaging format. The NASA-funded program blends hands-on activities with the use of real data to solve scientific problems. Each lesson is standards-based and includes background information, teacher's guide, student guide with problem sets, and full instructions for accessing all data-driven material. Several lessons include interactive Flash tutorials and inquiry-based "data stories" using authentic data from actual space missions. The activities can be adapted or modified to accommodate a range of course levels and student abilities.  

Lesson topics include: "Graphing the Rainbow", "Using Spectral Data to Explore Saturn & Titan", "Building a Fancy Spectrograph", "Marvelous Martian Mineralogy", and more.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Astronomy Education
= Curricula
- Fundamentals
= Spectra
- Instrumentation
- Solar System
- Space Exploration
= Robotic Exploration
Education Practices
- Instructional Material Design
= Project
- Geometrical Optics
= Optical Instruments
- High School
- Middle School
- Collection
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Instructor Guide/Manual
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
= Problem/Problem Set
= Student Guide
= Unit of Instruction
- Assessment Material
- Tool
= Numerical Model
- Audio/Visual
= Image/Image Set
= Map
= Movie/Animation
= Photograph
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- Laboratory
- Assessment
- New teachers
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Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus, Venus, astronomical data, astronomy, atmospheric data, data analysis, data investigations, planets, spectral data, spectroscopy
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Metadata instance created October 26, 2012 by Caroline Hall
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(Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, 2005), WWW Document, (http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/education/K-12/project-spectra/).
Project Spectra! (Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, 2005), <http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/education/K-12/project-spectra/>.
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Project Spectra!. (2005). Retrieved August 23, 2014, from Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics: http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/education/K-12/project-spectra/
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NASA. Project Spectra!. Boulder: Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, 2005. http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/education/K-12/project-spectra/ (accessed 23 August 2014).
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Project Spectra!. Boulder: Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, 2005. NASA. 23 Aug. 2014 <http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/education/K-12/project-spectra/>.
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