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Supernova Chemistry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using spectroscopes, high school astronomy, physics, or chemistry learners observe emission spectra from several different sources. This stellar NASA-produced lesson plan provides terrific teacher's notes and a student handout. Make sure...
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Measure the Age of Ancient Cosmic Explosions

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Supernova explosions mark the end of a star's life. Guide the class through an investigation that uses data to calculate the age of a supernova remnant. Using provided data and online software, they analyze data to determine the radius...
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Measuring the Age of the Universe

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Just when is the universe's birthdate? Pupils use previously collected spectra data to find the redshift and radial velocity of supernovas. They then calculate the distance before finally creating a Hubble diagram. Finally, individuals...
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Play Bingo with Charles Messier

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Let's play an out-of-this-world Bingo game! Using pre-made Bingo cards and an online randomizer, host a game of Bingo to practice identifying the objects of the cosmos. Pupils must match a picture shown to a similar picture on their...
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Plotting a Supernova Light curve

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Supernovas burn for a short time but can give scientists extensive information about the universe. Learners analyze given data about the change in the light magnitude of a supernova. They look for patterns in the data and use them to...
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What Do You Know About Astronomy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Develop an understanding of the universe. Learners answer 10 multiple choice questions about several topics in astronomy. Questions contain information about the age of the universe, gravitational attraction, galaxies, planets and comets...
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Following the Trail of Evidence

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
One important skill in analyzing scientific evidence is identifying facts versus opinions. Scholars identify pieces of evidence from the film The Day the Mesozoic Died and then discuss this evidence in small groups at the end of each act...
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Distribution of Elements in Earth’s Crust

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do scientists know the difference between a meteorite from space and a regular rock from the earth? Scholars read a passage and answer comprehension questions about the creation of the solar system. They extrapolate the main ideas to...
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The Life Cycle of a Neutron Star

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
From supernova to neutron star ... what's next? A video presentation describes a neutron star and its life in the universe. Learners then answer questions online to asses their understanding.
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Zombie Stars Discovered!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The walking dead of the sky have been discovered! As a recent discovery, much is yet to be determined, but it is clear zombie stars do exist. An episode of a larger solar system playlist explains how a special supernova leaves behind...
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Extreme Hypothetical Stars

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
They should exist ... but do they really? Scientists use what they know to predict what should and should not exist. An installment of a larger solar system series looks at the scientific prediction of different stars that have yet to be...
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It's Official: Life Could Survive on Enceladus

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Have researchers found life on another planet? Maybe not, but possibly on one of Saturn's moons! A spacecraft has verified the presence of water on Enceladus as well as other life-supporting compounds. The episode of a solar system...
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A New, Bubbly Origin Story for the Solar System

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The truth is, we still don't know the origin story of our solar system. Each theory has supporting and competing evidence, making it difficult for people to accept just one. The installment of a solar system series discusses a new theory...
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Supernova Chemistry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
By measuring the wavelength, frequency, and intensity of electromagnetic radiation, scientists determine the temperature, density, and composition of far away items. Scholars rotate through ten lab stations using a spectroscope at each...
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Stacked Ball Drop

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can you get a golf ball to bounce 28 feet high? The video demonstrates the impressive bounce of a stacked ball drop. After explaining the physics of the ball drop and bounce, the video relates it to supernovas. The science content comes...
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Astronomically Correct Twinkle Twinkle

For Students 9th - 12th
What do you get when astronomers rewrite beloved children's songs? THIS! Hear the tune Twinkle Twinkle Little Star as it was meant to be — from a scientist's perspective. Physics scholars follow along to a scientifically correct version...
11:14
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The Milky Way

For Students 6th - 12th
Where does Earth fit in the grand scheme of things? Find out in an intriguing video filled with facts and beautiful images! Learners journey to the center of the Milky Way to discover how our galaxy works. The narrator describes the...
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Binary and Multiple Stars

For Students 6th - 12th
Twinkle, twinkle little star(s)? Many of the stars above us are not alone! The narrator in the video explains the delicate balance present in binary and multiple star systems. Pupils learn about stars that orbit one another—and even...
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High Mass Stars

For Students 6th - 12th
It's better to burn out than fade away! Viewers experience the birth of neutron stars and supernovae in a video that explains the life cycle of high mass stars. Learners see the conditions needed to produce these events, as well as the...
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Neutron Stars Interactive

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
The universe is full of sources of energy. Explore the energy of pulsars with your classes through a simulation. An interactive lesson allows learners to manipulate the angle of rotation of both the earth and the pulsars. A real-time...
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Life Cycle of Stars

For Students 9th - 12th
Introduce your young astronomers to the life cycle of stars, from protostar to either white dwarf or black hole, with a short video that provides a brief overview of the process.
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Where Does Gold Come From?

For Students 9th - 12th
Gold comes from rocks, but rocks can't produce gold—so where does it really come from? The video presents two competing theories of where gold comes from and how it is produced. 
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Our Community's Place Among the Stars

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
But isn't the Milky Way a candy bar? Lead a detailed discussion on the complex topic of our solar system and the Milky Way Galaxy as the class explores stellar evolution, structure, and investigates the relationship between luminosity...
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Where Does Gold Come From?

For Students 6th - 12th
Your class will never believe that their gold jewelry originated in outer space, but it's true! Learn about the way Earth's gold supply originated in a supernova and became integrated with our planet's terrain with a short, informative...