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Interactive Lessons

As a unique component of LASP’s Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) efforts—and as an accompanying feature to many of our standards-based lessons—we have developed a series of computer interactives. Here is a collection of educational, web-based interactives, arranged by the lessons that they accompany:

Project Spectra!

This interactive accompanies the Enceladus, I Barely Knew You lesson.

This interactive accompanies the Marvelous Martian Mineralogy lesson.

Explore the sun with the Features of the Sun interactive.

This interactive accompanies the Goldilocks and the Three Planets lesson.

This interactive accompanies the Explore Saturn and Titan with Spectral Data lesson.

This interactive accompanies the Star Light, Star Bright lesson.

Star Light, Star Bright? thumbnail

 
Explore planetary surface temperature with the Planet Designer Kelvin Climb interactive (for high schoolers).

Explore planetary surface temperature with the Planet Designer: What’s Trending Hot? interactive (for middle schoolers).

 
Can you modify Mars to support liquid water? Find out with the Planet Designer: Retro Planet Red interactive (for high schoolers).

Can you modify Mars to support liquid water? Find out with the Planet Designer: Martian Makeover interactive (for middle schoolers).

 

Visit the “Project Spectra!” home page.

Space Weather

Polar Vortex Interactive: Learn how energetic particles interact with Earth’s magnetic field and contribute to a small amount of ozone destruction.

Polar Vortex interactive

 

Visit the Space Weather Compendium home page.

The Outer Planets

The Orbit Simulator lets you follow the motion of the planets and other interplanetary objects around the Sun.

The Outer Planets: Orbit Simulator

Use the Solar Wind Tunnel interactive to explore how the sun affects magnetic fields, comets, and other orbiting bodies.

Outer Planets: Solar Wind Tunnel

 

Visit the Outer Planets home page.