Astronomer Teacher Resources

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Astronomer Trading Cards

For Teachers 6th
Famous astronomers, and their contributions to the world of astronomy, are the focus of this space science lesson. Pupils make a trading card of the astronomer he or she is researching. Then they get together in pairs to complete a Venn...
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Interactive Online Light Activity

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students participate in an online interactive activity in which they discover types of light, wavelengths of light, and how astronomers use different wavelengths. Activity includes links for other activities and lab activities including...
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The Star That Trolled Astronomers

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is it a bird, or a plane, or a blinking star? Scientists discovered in 1967 what they later determined to be a pulsing star. An episode of a larger solar system playlist discusses the chemistry behind the existence of this type of star.
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Starlight, Star Heat

For Students 7th - 12th
In this stars activity, students read how astronomers calculate the temperature of a star by measuring its color. Students use a chart showing star temperatures and colors to complete 3 short answer questions.
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Astronomers and Their Tools

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders have the opportunity to prepare arguments with like-minded classmates for what they believe to be the next logical step in astronomical research, in an effort to convince their opposing classmates of their position.
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Picture an Astronomer

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a drawing of what an astronomer looks like. They explore their own assumptions of those who work in the sciences.
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Miss Mitchell's Comet

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Maria Mitchell discovered a comet, became the first female astronomer in the United States, and even has a crater on the moon named after her! Learn more about her passion for the stars with an informative reading passage, followed by...
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Eclipse Activity Guide

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Ever made solar s'mores? Or recreated the solar system using peanuts? Astronomers young and old investigate all things solar using a variety of activities. Explore how the sun works, types of light it emits, and methods of charting the...
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Canadian Astronauts and Astronomers

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students research the web for Canadian nationals such as Marc Garneau, Roberta Bandar and Chris Hadfield who have contributed to science and technology. In this Astronauts and astronomers lesson plan, students work in groups and are...
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Mars: Off the Charts--Until You Put It There

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the night sky and make illustrations which are shared in class the next day. Distinctions are made between the stars and the planets and views of the constellations for the season are made available. The work of early...
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5th Grade Science

For Students 5th
In this science instructional activity, 5th graders complete multiple choice questions about flight, astronomers, measurement, temperature, and more. Students complete 25 questions.
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Gravitation

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Introduction your class to famous astronomers with a presentation that also covers Newton's Laws of Gravitation, Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion, both uniform and nonuniform gravitational fields, and how to calculate the gravitational...
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How Do Astronomers Measure Distances to Stars?

For Students 8th - 9th
In this astronomy worksheet, students participate in an activity using the parallax effect to measure star distances. They record their information in a data table then complete 5 fill in the blank conclusion questions.
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Tools of the Trade

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know every state in the U.S. has at least one observatory? During the lesson, scholars research the cost of building and maintaining an observatory. They must present their information in a proposal to build a new observatory,...
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Tycho Brahe, the Scandalous Astronomer

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Who says scientists are boring geeks? Certainly not the narrator of a short video who dishes up the scandals associated with Tycho Brahe, a Danish scientist and alchemist (now that's two labels you don't often see together) who used...
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On the Shoulders of Giants

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students select an astronomer or scientist from the past, research the role that they played in the development of the heliocentric revolution, and make presentations on their achievements.
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Tools of Modern Astronomy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students describe the electromagnetic spectrum and astronomy.  In this astronomy lesson students complete an activity, predict what will happen and complete a worksheet. 
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NightWatch: The Astronomers' Passion

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students identify the factors required for space exploration and the features of our solar system.  In this astronomy lesson plan students illustrate the position of different constellations. 
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Astronomers

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students explore the profession of astronomy.  For this social studies lesson, students read articles on astronomers contributions to society and history.  Students reference the Bible for recorded astronomies impact on the events....
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Astronomer Trading Cards

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders use the internet to research an astronomer of interest to them. Using the information, they make a trading card for the astronomer. They compare and contrast two astronomers using a Venn Diagram and decide which one has...
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Creative Writing - Research and Letters

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Here's a fresh approach that combines research, business and personal letter writing, and creative story telling. Student groups research different decades in the life of a famous Japanese astronomer. They then craft a decade fact sheet,...
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Dark Matter: How Does it Explain a Star's Speed?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Studying spiral galaxies can make your head spin! With this video, find out how astronomers calculate a galaxy's rotational speed, and how the prediction that the outermost stars slow down does not seem to be true. The mystery may be...
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Surveying the Ancient World

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Astrolabes have been used by explorers and astronomers throughout the ages. But how exactly do they work and what can a young mathematician do with one today? Students will build a simple version of this tool and then using the altitude,...
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Nicolaus Copernicus- Mini Biography

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Copernicus' seven maxims and his concept of a heliocentric solar system are introduced in a short video overview of his life and works.