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 interactive lessons. Here is a collection of our educational interactives.

Chromebook users: Some Chromebooks can run the Android versions of our apps.

Project SPECTRA!

This app contains interactive versions of the following lessons:

  • Enceladus, I Barely Knew YouDoes Enceladus have an atmosphere?
  • Marvelous Martian MineralogyAnalyze Martian soil samples
  • Features of the SunExplore the Sun
  • Goldilocks and the Three PlanetsWhat makes a planet’s temperature just right for life?
  • Explore Saturn and Titan with Spectral DataDiscover what Saturn’s rings and Titan’s atmosphere are made of
  • Star Light, Star BrightExplore stellar occultation events
  • Planet Designer Kelvin ClimbExplore planetary surface temperature (for high schoolers)
  • Planet Designer: What’s Trending Hot?Explore planetary surface temperature (for middle schoolers)
  • Planet Designer: Retro Planet RedCan you modify Mars to support liquid water? (for high schoolers)
  • Planet Designer: Martian MakeoverCan you modify Mars to support liquid water? (for middle schoolers)
  • The Polar VortexDiscover the process that destroys ozone over the south pole

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Download the Project SPECTRA! app

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Download iOS app

Visit the “Project Spectra!” home page to download accompanying materials for some of the lessons.

Accessibility information

The downloadable versions of the app are keyboard accessible.

For visually impaired users: screen reader functionality is available for the Windows version of this interactive lesson when using JAWS screen-reading software.


Science at 100,000 Feet

Learn about the Earth’s atmosphere by building a high altitude balloon experiment!

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Download the Science at 100,000 Feet app

Download for Windows
Download for Mac
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Download iOS app

Accessibility information

The downloadable versions of the app are keyboard accessible.

For visually impaired users: screen reader functionality is available for the Windows version of this interactive lesson when using JAWS screen-reading software.


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.