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Galactic Inquiry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view NASA images of galaxies and develop a galaxy classification scheme. They compare and contrast their classification scheme with that developed by Edwin Hubble. They recognize that galaxies are collections of billions of stars.
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The Big Bang-Hubble's Law

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Hubble's law worksheet, students use data for galaxies which include their distance and speed. Students make a graph to show the distance to each galaxy and the speed of each galaxy. They use their graph to answer 4 questions...
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Activity
Adrian College

The Universe

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Young scientists create a simulation of Hubble's law. Introducing the Big Bang Theory using balloons and a simple lab activity, scholars complete a data table and perform analysis.
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

How Did the Universe Begin?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Big Bang Theory is more than a television show. Pupils read how Edwin Hubble observed other galaxies and noticed that the galaxies are moving away from each other. Scholars learn about the idea of the big bang and what happened next...
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Astronomer Research

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pupils discover the contributions of early astronomers and scientists. In this research skills lesson, students research electronic and print sources about Galileo Galilei, Aristarchus, Hipparchus, Claudius Ptolemy, Nicholas Copernicus,...
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Advanced Critical Reading: Hubble

For Students 6th - 10th
In this critical reading worksheet, students read a passage about the Hubble Telescope and then answer seven questions based on the reading.
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20th-Century Astronomy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine and explain how the distance to nearby stars can be measured by the parallax method, discuss the role of women in the history of American astronomy, form their own opinions of the importance of Harlow Shapley and Edwin...
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Universal Proportions: Earth and Moon

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create scale models of Earth, the Moon, and the distances within the universe. Working in groups, they construct their models of Earth and the Moon on a scale of 50:1 and calculate how far apart to place their models. They...
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Classifying Galaxies

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Pupils classify galaxies by their shape using the Hubble Tuning Fork Diagram.
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Galaxies

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students use the provided website to classify galaxies after exploring information about elliptical, spiral, lenticular, and irregular galaxies and using the Hubble Tuning Fork.
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The Farther Away You Are, The Faster Away You Move

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore linear relationships. The lesson uses science to develop an understanding of the expanding Universe. There are 3 Labs, only 2 of which are required. Lab C is an enrichment for higher level classes.
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Galaxy Mapping

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students research the constellations and discuss their findings. Then they construct their own maps of the galaxy using paper, black paint, aluminum foil, etc. They make a 3-D map of their chosen constellation.
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Famous Missourians Challenge

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this multiple choice worksheet, students read descriptive sentences and choose the names of the persons being described. Students answer 10 multiple choice questions.
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Bellwork for Week 19-Electromagnetic Spectrum and Planets

For Students 8th - 10th
In this bellwork on the electromagnetic spectrum and planets worksheet, students answer questions about the information determined using a spectroscope, the geocentric and heliocentric models of planet rotation and the planets.
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Interactive
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Cosmic Collision

For Students 6th - 9th
In this cosmic collision worksheet, students explore interactive online website to study about the dynamics of different galaxies. They write short answers to 8 questions that follow.
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Missouri Alphabetizing Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Missouri worksheet, students read 12 words in a list that pertain to the state of Missouri. Students alphabetize the words.
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Organizer
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Homeschooling

For Students 5th
In this homeschooling website, parents are provided with a variety of tools and articles for varying ages and lessons. Parents can browse topics, activities, and support groups.
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Famous Missourians Word Search

For Students 5th - 6th
In this word search worksheet, students read the famous Missourians listed at the bottom of the page. Students then locate the words within the word search.