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How Big Is That Star?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Aspiring astronomers study stars. They compare stars and explain the relationship between radius, mass, and diameter. By creating a star simulation, they discover how a binary star system's orbit can cause changes in the observed...
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3 Weird Stars You Can See with the Naked Eye

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
From the ground, the big dipper looks like it's made up of seven stars. Closer inspection with the naked eye reveals one star in the handle actually contains two binary stars. By viewing with a telescope, more detail uncovers the set of...
12:00
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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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Binary Stars Interactive

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
A celestial body's distance from Earth makes studying its characteristics much more difficult. Learn how scientists use indirect measures to determine the size of stars. The interactive activity has individuals adjust the size of binary...
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5 Amazing Stars We’ve Discovered in Space

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists estimate as many as 400 billion stars may exist in our galaxy alone. As part of a larger physics series, an out-of-this-world video introduces five amazing stars. Each star holds the record in something!
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Musical Form of "The Star-Spangled Banner"

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students use a recording of "The Star Spangled Banner," to identify the AABC form of the anthem and describe the repetitions and contrasts in the piece of music. They memorize the music in eight-measure phrases being aware of the form...
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Time That Period

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Physical science starters play with a pendulum in order to experience periodicity. Detailed procedures and a worksheet are included for day one. For day two, learners will use a graphing calculator to help them plot orbit data from a...
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Five Amazing Stars We've Discovered in Space

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Between 100 billion and 400 billion stars exist in the Milky Way Galaxy. The video discuses five amazing stars with unique characteristics. Most pupils know about red giants but need to learn more about hybrid stars—here is a great video...
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Lesson: Elizabeth Peyton: Pictures of Rock Stars: The Imagined

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Youth, fame, and beauty are marks of modern society. Artist Elizabeth Peyton has captured all three in her series of imagined rock star portraits. The class analyzes her use of technique, emotion, and imagination in each of six pieces,...
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Star Systems

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students study a star system and see how the planets move around stars.  In this star system activity students complete an activity and see what an eclipse is.
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Stars And The Sun

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students take a star tour in the program Google Sky and analyze properties of stars. In this stars lesson plan, students go on a Google Sky scavenger hunt.
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Galaxies, Part 2 of 3

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Part two of this three-part series asks us to think what life would be like if we lived in a binary star system. We are also introduced to black holes and Einstein's theory of relativity. A great clip shown in its three-part entirety or...
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Focus on Form

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young musicians discuss musical form found in the song, The Star Spangled Banner. They review their parts for the song then practice playing it as a group. Cross-curricular activity suggestions are included.
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Stars and Slopes

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students use the slopes of various curves plotted on log-log graph paper to classify stellar objects as binary stars, supernovae, or active galaxies.The data used in this lesson were obtained from X-ray astronomy satellites.
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The Truth About the Sun's 'Twin' and the Dinosaurs

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists are considering the possibility that our solar system may have had two suns. As it becomes more apparent that stars begin as twins, researchers build a stronger case for a binary solar system. This is an episode of a larger...
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An Eclipsing Binary System with a Precessing Accretion Disk

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students work together to complete an experiment over binary sources. They determine values for the orbital period of certain objects and interpret intensity changes. They also calculate a value for the period of precession of an...
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Observational Astronomy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research about the characteristics of celestial bodies using a database. In this space science lesson, students collect data such as brightness, apparent color and size by observing the night sky. They share their findings with...
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Time That Period!

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students analyze data received from high-energy satellites of various binary star systems' orbital periods or stellar rotation periods.
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Gravitational Wave Discovery! Evidence of Cosmic Inflation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can scientists take a picture of the universe before the planets formed? Using telescopes and new technology, scientists take more detailed photos every few years. Cosmic inflation challenges our understanding of the early universe.
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Falling into a Black Hole

For Students 9th - 12th
In this black hole worksheet, students solve 3 problems given the equation used to determine the speed of a falling body using its mass, the constant of gravitation and the distance it will travel.
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Lesson: Elizabeth Peyton: Artist's Community: The Real

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is real or imagined? The lines of beauty reality, and imagination are blurred in Elizabeth Peyton's portraits of her community. Learners analyze her use of artistic technique in conveying real and imagined communities. They then use...
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Lesson: Elizabeth Peyton: Pictures of Royalty: The Imagined

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Elizabeth Peyton is an artist who creates images of people (often famous) that she doesn't personally know. These images become part of her imagined community. Learners analyze her work, her community of imagined friends, and then create...
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Chandra Explores Angular Size

For Students 9th - 12th
In this angular size activity, students read about how astronomers determine the size of objects in the sky by using their angular size. Students are given equations that allow scientists to convert the angular size into kilometers....
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Reading Comprehension 6

For Students 8th - 9th
Set the timer for five minutes (or less), and distribute this resource to your class. There's a very short reading passage followed by a set of three questions. What a great tool in prepping your class for upcoming state testing. 

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