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Counting Galaxies with the Hubble Space Telescope

For Students 8th - 11th
In this counting galaxies worksheet, students use a photograph taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and they divide the field into 16 square areas. They find the average number of galaxies in the cells, they find the area of one of the...
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Counting Craters on the Hubble Space Telescope!

For Students 8th - 10th
In this Hubble Space Telescope worksheet, students are given a photograph of the radiator recovered after being in space on the Hubble Space Telescope since 1993. Students solve 6 problems about the impacts that left craters on the...
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Hubble Space Telescope Webquest

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the Hubble Space Telescope. In this Hubble Space Telescope lesson, students complete a webquest about the Hubble Space Telescope.
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Satellite Drag and the Hubble Space Telescope

For Students 9th - 12th
In this satellite drag and Hubble space telescope learning exercise, high schoolers solve two problems using a graph showing the altitude of the satellite vs. the year with two lines showing two different types of re-boost and one...
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Space Telescope Debate

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers investigate the Hubble and Webb telescopes. In this space telescope lesson, students research Internet sites to find out what type of information these telescopes provide. They debate whether it is financially...
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PPT
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Galaxies Galore!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Twelve of these slides display a picture of a galaxy and pose the question, "What kind of galaxy is this?" There are two slides about the Hubble Space Telescope's tuning fork, and another that asks viewers to analyze the number of...
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Hubble Space Telescope

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the history and use of the Hubble Space Telescope. They take a quiz in order to establish in any prior knowledge. Students conduct research to find information in conjunction with participating in class...
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Pictures from Hubble Space Telescope

For Teachers 5th - 11th
Students observe pictures taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. From a given website, students observe images of the Einstein Cross, Black Eye Galaxy, Hoag's Object, merging and interacting galaxies and more. This lesson plan gives a...
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NASA

Taking a Cold, Clear Look at the Universe

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take a look with another perspective. Pupils read to find out what portion of the electromagnetic spectrum a space telescope sees and the difficulties of viewing infrared radiation from other objects in space. Individuals discover how...
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Coronal Mass Ejection

For Students 9th - 12th
In this coronal mass ejection worksheet, students read about the coronal mass ejections detected by the IMAGE satellite and the Hubble Space Telescope resulting in auroras. Students solve 6 problems and determine the speed of the coronal...
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Seeing a Dwarf Planet Clearly: Pluto

For Students 9th - 11th
In this dwarf planet worksheet, students use images from the Hubble Space Telescope and they determine the scale of the image, they identify the largest features in the images, they calculate the volume of Pluto and they create a model...
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A Galaxy Up Close

For Students 8th - 10th
In this Sombrero Galaxy activity, students observe infrared images taken by the Spitzer Infrared Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope. They answer 9 questions about the details of the images such as the radius of the stellar...
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XZ Tauri and The Super CME!

For Students 9th - 12th
In this XZ Tauri and coronal mass ejections worksheet, students use 3 photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope to solve 4 problems. They find the scale of the images, they determine the number of kilometers the XZ Tauri cloud...
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Space Awareness

Coma Cluster of Galaxies

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists classify everything from the smallest cells to the largest galaxies, but how do they decide on a classification system? Scholars use 40 pictures of galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope to sort and try creating their...
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

Cosmic Connection

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Do you see what I see? Individuals view eight images from the Hubble Space Telescope and then determine exactly what is being shown in the images. The pictures range from the rings of Saturn to views of billions of galaxies that take up...
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Space-Based Astronomy on the Internet

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Young scientists compile everything they have learned into a report in the fifth and final lesson in a unit on the visible light spectrum. Access to photos from observatories, telescopes, and satellites allows learners to compare and...
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Hubble Space Telescope

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the universe through the eyes of the Hubble space telescope. They conduct research from looking at the universe that is simulated with a digital projector. The images are projected onto the wall in a simulation of...
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Hubble

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Explore what it takes to service the Hubble telescope. In the set of three activities, groups investigate several aspects of the Hubble telescope, including robotic arms used during repairs, spacesuits, and extravehicular activity (EVA)...
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Eye in the Sky

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students use the Internet to broaden their knowledge and understanding of the Hubble Space Telescope by participating in an Internet scavenger hunt, searching for information about the objectives, past successes and repair of the telescope.
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Investigating the Dynamic Martian Polar Caps

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students download NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of the Martian polar ice caps in summer and winter, and measure and compare various images of the changing Martian and Earth polar ice caps.
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Hubble Spies Colliding Asteroids!

For Students 9th - 11th
In this colliding asteroids instructional activity, students are given the equation to determine the collision time for asteroids. Students use this equation to solve 4 problems including finding the area of a cross-section through the...
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National Endowment for the Humanities

Galileo: Revealing the Universe

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
To gain an understanding of the significance of Galileo Galilei's revolutionary ideas, class members watch the short video "Stargazing Before Galileo," and conduct a close reading of Galileo's Sidereal Messsenger. They then compare...
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Algebra: Mirror, Mirror on the Universe

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students assess how algebra, telescopes, space exploration and optics are so important in astronomy. They encounter studies on the Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Deep Field and how algebra helps to determine the effects of contamination...
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A Distant View

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students investigate the essential concepts of how lenses work to magnify vision, and then build simple telescopes to demonstrate their understanding. They write a description of how their telescope could be improved and how it works.

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