Lessons for Mercury

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  • Something Fishy - … sources of mercury pollution in the water. http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/mercury/sources.asp Mercury Contamination in Fish Learn about Mercury and … levels of mercury. Wrap Up: Review the revised mercury menus, and incorporate discussion about the sources of mercury pollution, the effects of mercury and the movement and magnification of mercury in …
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  • Linda S - … think, knowing the disastrous affects of mercury poisoning, people are still?????????????????????????????????????? stonewalling efforts to reduce mercury emissions from industry?? Teacher will relate … .? Each group listed ?The Ten Most Important Facts? about mercury /mercury pollution/mercury toxicity.? No more than 10 facts total were accepted from … ?CI,00.html The State of Minnesota Mercury Website www.pca.state.mn.us/air/mercury.html The National Center for Environmental …
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  • Mercury and Venus - … fact, it is hotter on the surface of Venus than Mercury, because Mercury does not have the thick clouds. Venus's atmosphere … the planets. Lesson Background & Concepts for Teachers (Return to Contents) Mercury Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and the second … Sun.) What are some of the characteristics of Mercury and Venus? (Possible answers: Mercury is the fastest planet to rotate the Sun … rise, set then rise again from the surface of Mercury, and from Mercury the Sun looks larger than it does on Earth …
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  • Cooling with Sunshades - … surface of Earth. Combined with the infrared radiation emitted from Mercury, this creates an environment for the spacecraft where temperatures can … , based on these numbers. Mercury's year. (But remember: the Sun does not actually revolve around Mercury; the rotation of the planet … is the amount of sunlight reaching the polar regions of Mercury. Since Mercury's rotation axis is not tilted (as the Earth …
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  • Sensing the Invisible - The Herschel Experiment - … its scientific instruments. One of the instruments on MESSENGER, the Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer (MASCS), includes a visible-infrared … the geologic history of Mercury, as well as provide clues to solving one of the biggest mysteries Mercury poses - why is the planet so dense? high temperatures while remaining in Mercury orbit and exposed to Mercury itself, as …
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  • What is a Barometer? - … two mercury tubes showing the two dates of the low and high mercury markings.) On October eighth he noticed that the mercury dropped … did the mercury go up in Torricelli's mercury barometer when there was a high pressure present? Why did the mercury go down in Torricelli's mercury barometer when …
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  • What is the Risk? - … people in Minamata of mercury poisoning using a risk assessment flow chart; compare their own risk of mercury poisoning with that of … by avoiding exposure to the mercury-contaminated fish. Some students may indicate that the risk of mercury poisoning provides a great excuse … risk. Middle school students can eat fish sensibly, dispose of mercury-containing products safely, and support organizations that provide hazardous waste …
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  • Snow Goggles and Limiting Sunlight - … absorbed excess sunlight.] SITUATION: The MESSENGER spacecraft studying the planet Mercury uses several different instruments to observe the planet. However, there … following: SITUATION ONE: The MESSENGER spacecraft flying to the planet Mercury uses solar cells to generate electricity. However, as the spacecraft … it travels around Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun? SITUATION TWO: The MESSENGER spacecraft studying the planet Mercury uses several different …
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  • GeoHunter - … MESSENGER: A Mission to Mercury Project, which examines the science behind space exploration. MESSENGER: A Mission to Mercury is developed by AAAS … MESSENGER: A Mission to Mercury Project page. In this lesson, students will explore the geological history of Mercury and the other terrestrial … which students explore the geology of Mercury, students will learn about MESSENGER, the spacecraft mission to Mercury. Throughout the lesson, they also …
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  • Mercury - … does Mercury look like? Where is Mercury? How big is Mercury? How did the planet Mercury get its name? How long does it take Mercury to orbit the sun? What is the temperature on Mercury? What would you weigh on Mercury - more or less … Explores Planet Mercury provides students with information about Messenger, a planned NASA mission to explore Mercury. This site provides information about Mercury as …
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