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234 resources with the keyterm stars

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Using the Attributes of Light to Determine Distances in Space.

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students investigate the distance of stars. In this solar system lesson, students explore a virtual world in Second Life that will allow them to collect information about star distances, mass, and color. Students take screen captures and...
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What are Stars?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students research the solar system and it's characteristics.  In this solar system lesson, students are broken into 4 groups, each assigned a specific part of the solar system.  Students use the Internet to research their part of the...
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How Hot and How Big?

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Young scholars explore star color and size. In this space science activity, students conduct various inquiry activities to explore how the color of a star affects the amount of heat produced. They also investigate how the color of stars...
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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students identify patterns in the stars. In this constellation lesson, students simulate constellations using black canisters and patterns. Students discuss the points on the constellations and how to draw imaginary lines to see the...
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Size of Stars

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders draw constellations in the sky and use the brightness levels of stars to show how big they are. In this constellations lesson plan, 5th graders describe what they see in the night sky by discussing the star's distances.
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The Planet Mars

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders gain knowledge about Mars and Earth. In this compare and contrast lesson plan, 5th graders use visual representations of the solar system to observe the characteristics of the planets. Students read fiction and nonfiction...
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Details from an Exploding Star

For Students 8th - 10th
For this nebula worksheet, students read about the Crab Nebula and calculate the average speed of the expanding gas. They determine the size of the smallest clumps of gas and they draw the diameter of the solar system to scale.
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Seeing Stars

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students discover constellations. In this astronomy lesson, students discuss stars in the sky and that a group of stars is called a constellation. Students then create their own constellations by dropping stars onto a black paper, and...
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How Many Stars are in the Sky?

For Students 10th - 12th
In this star count worksheet, students solve three problems using a given polynomial and its logarithm to determine the number of stars in a given area.
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F(x)g(x): A Tale of Two Functions

For Students 10th - 12th
In this graphing functions worksheet, students solve four problems where they graph given functions, find the sum related to the area under the curve and determine an integral.
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Stars and Constellations-Pattern Recognition

For Students 5th - 7th
For this stars and constellations worksheet, students study a given constellation and identify the stars in the constellation. They label the stars in the constellation and identify the months the constellation is visible. They research...
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Explore the Characteristics of Stars with Microsoft WorldWide Telescope

For Teachers 2nd - 9th
Students explore the characteristics of stars. In this space science activity, students use the Microsoft WorldWide Telescope program to identify the properties of stars and identify the stars in the galaxy.
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Planetary Conjunctions

For Students 8th - 10th
In this planetary conjunctions worksheet, students read about planetary alignments and they solve 2 problems. They determine the location of 3 planets given their orbit time after 1, 2 , 3 and 4 years and they determine when three given...
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Counting the Stars in Draco

For Students 8th - 10th
In this counting stars worksheet, students construct a histogram for stars in a given star field using their apparent magnitude. Students answer 5 questions using their tabulated data and histogram to answer questions about the stars of...
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Stellar Temperature, Size and Power

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this stellar temperature of stars activity, students use a given formula that relates the stellar light output with the surface area and temperature of a star to solve 3 problems. Students find luminosities of different stars and they...
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Spectral Classification of Stars

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this spectral composition of stars instructional activity, students use data collected by a spectroscope to compare the stellar spectra to a standard for 5 stars. Students compare the spectral lines to the temperatures of the stars.
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The Solar Neighborhood within 17 Light Years!

For Students 9th - 11th
In this distance between stars worksheet, students plot the distance between the sun and 11 other stars on a 2 dimensional grid using a protractor and a ruler. They determine the distances between various stars and they find the shortest...
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Stars and The Modern Telescope

For Students 9th - 12th
In this stars and the modern telescope activity, students use a photograph taken by the 2MASS telescope to calculate the number of bright stars and faint stars in the picture, the size of the picture, and the number of stars expected to...
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Where Did All the Stars Go?

For Students 9th - 11th
In this brightness of stars worksheet, students solve 4 problems given a unit of measurement of cents/second for brightness. Students find cents collected in timed exposures, they find brightness of stars and they determine visibility of...
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Measuring Star Temperatures

For Students 7th - 9th
In this measuring star temperatures, students find the temperature of a star using Planck's curve and the Wein Displacement law. Students also find the peak wavelengths for given stars using Planck's curve.
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Adopt a Constellation

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students adopt a constellation and find detailed information about their constellation. In this constellation lesson plan, students use the web to find information about a constellation of their choice. They identify the history of the...
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Star Types-Color and Surface Temperature

For Students 7th - 9th
In this types of stars worksheet, students complete a table with the color and star type for 17 stars. They are given their luminosity and surface temperature along with a chart that has characteristics of stars to use as reference.
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Introduction to the Planisphere

For Students 6th - 8th
In this planisphere worksheet, middle schoolers use a planisphere to locate stars and constellations for particular times and dates. Students use the planisphere to answer specific questions about stars and constellations that are rising...
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Star Light, Star Bright: Exploring How Stars are Classified

For Students 6th - 8th
In this star classification learning exercise, students are given laminated star charts to make observations about stars. They work in groups to classify groups of stars based on different characteristics. For each group of stars they...