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Grade 8  
Science, Approved 2007  
5    Science and Technology
1    The student will develop an understanding that technology is applied science.   
2    The student understands creativity, imagination, and a broad scientific knowledge base are required to produce useful results.
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4 2 Explore -- Science Don't start with a search engine, start with 4 2explore! When you're learning something new, it's nice to have more than one resource to explore. This web project provides "four to explore" for each topic.
A Natural Fusion:Math/Science Across Curriculum By integrating science, mathematics, and language arts, teachers can create learning experiences for students, of all grade levels, that transcend the power of any one of them taught in isolation.
Ask an Expert Askanexpert.com connects you with hundreds of real world experts, ranging from astronauts to zookeepers. These experts have volunteered to answer your questions for free!
Human Space Flight Gives real-time positions & news about the Space Station & the Space Shuttle. Videos using Quick Time are shown as well as photos. The site also provides extensive background information on NASA and all the flights.
Jason Project The JASON Foundation for Education is dedicated to inspiring in students a lifelong passion to pursue learning in science, math, and technology through exploration and discovery. This is an interactive site where students write a fractional addition problem and the program shows the graphical display and the solution.
Journey North a Global Study of Northern Migration Track Wildlife Migration and Spring's Journey North. The journeys of a dozen migratory species are tracked each spring. Students share their own field observations with classrooms across the Hemisphere.
Mars Surveyor 98 Home Page This site shows news, photos, and timetables for the twin spacecraft program. One spacecraft, launched December 11, 1998, will orbit the planet and observe the global distribution and time variation of the Martian atmosphere.
NASA Quest Contains space and aerospace information for students, teachers, and parents.
Powers of Ten View the MilkyWay at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field.
Solar System Simulator Lets the reader order a simulated photograph of the sun and planets and their satellites as seen from any other vantage points. The reader can choose any time in 5-minute intervals from 1600 to 2399.
The Nine Planets The Nine Planets is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies.
The Star Trails Society The Star Trails Society is an initiative by Science@NASA to involve readers in scientific research.

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