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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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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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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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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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Star Systems

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

For Students 6th - 12th
Take your class to the next level of star gazing and introduce them to star clusters with an entertaining video. The narrator explains the differences between open and globular star clusters. Pupils also discover the ages and orbiting...
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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
Young scholars 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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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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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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Falling into a Black Hole

For Students 9th - 12th
In this black hole activity, 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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Proofreading Practice

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this proofreading worksheet, students read a short paragraph, find 5 misspelled words and spell each correctly in boxes beneath the paragraph. Worksheet is part of the Glencoe Online site.
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Astronomy Class

For Students 6th - 8th
In this space science learning exercise, students find the words associated with the basic terms of Astronomy. The answers are located at the bottom of the page.
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Seeing Interference Fringes with a Telescope

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students construct an interferometer using a simple telescope. In this physics activity, students explain how light waves create the fringe patterns. They observe patterns made by different objects in the sky and compare them.