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Feel the Impact: Ready for Field-testing!
Start out your Fall 2007 school year with the two-week Feel the Impact module which is sure to engage your students in observations, measurements, data interpretation, and experimental design based on NASA's Deep Impact mission. Module components include:

    • Part 1 Introduction to Comets                  • Part 3 Cratering Research Activitie
    • Part 2 Introduction to Cratering                • Part 4 Results of Deep Impact Mission

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    Coming Soon! Feel The Impact
Using imagery and data from NASA's Deep Impact mission to Comet Tempel 1, McREL is working with the University of Maryland, Tactile Learning Adventures, and the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind (CSDB) to develop Feel the Impact materials for visually-impaired learners.
  Evolving Universe
Students involved in the Evolving Universe classroom activities use the strategy of working backward from contemporary models of the universe to envision a reasonable initial state of the cosmos.

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Creating Tactile Graphics
Educators, here you will find step by step directions on how to create your own Braille Graphics or Swell Form™ graphics that can be used to help visually impaired students observe the evolving universe.
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Ace and Genesis—Leveling the
Playing Field

Students involved in the Evolving Universe classroom activities use the strategy of working backward from contemporary models of the universe to envision a reasonable initial state of the cosmos.
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Our Place in the Spongy Universe
The NASA Genesis education module Cosmic Chemistry: Cosmogony features the “Spongy Universe” activity in which pairs of students observe a household sponge.
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A Blind Teen's Dream: Reach for the Stars
Many boys dream of being an astronaut when they get older, and Terry Garrett, 18, of Fort Lupton, is no exception. His goal: To be the first blind astronaut.
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