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Space-Based Astronomy Educator Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
The Space-Based Astronomy Educator Guide teaches middle schoolers about the Earth’s atmosphere, the electromagnetic spectrum, and telescopes. Divided into units of study, including science demonstrations, lesson plans, and worksheets,...
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Our Universe

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A five-lesson unit introduces young astronomers to the current understanding of the universe. They learn about the evidence scientists use to support the Big Bang Theory, explore the life cycles of stars, and examine technologies that...
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ScienceWeb Australia: Years 9-10

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Science Web Australia presents a collection of three units designed for English speaking high schoolers and utilizing resources available online. The first unit focuses on ecosystems, the second on plate tectonics, and the third on the...
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Astronomy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Space is the new frontier and astronomers boldly go where no humans have gone before. Guided by Einstein's theories, Kepler's Laws, and knowledgeable narrators, viewers of a 10-video collection explore the Universe and learn about...
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Crash Course: Physics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Dr. Shini Somara narrates a 46-video Crash Course Physics course based on the 2016 AP Physics I and II curriculum. Topics covered include linear, circular, rotational, simple harmonic, 2D motion, derivatives, integrals, vectors, Newton’s...
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Telescopes

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
According to the video, astronomy is like a jigsaw puzzle with an infinite number of pieces. The video explains the history and invention of telescopes, how they work, refraction versus reflection, and the changing technology. It...
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What We Learned from the Kepler Space Telescope

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
The Kepler Space Telescope ran out of fuel in October 2018. Learn what the telescope communicated to scientists before its demise! A video lesson from the SciShow Space series highlights the important data the Kepler Space Telescope gave...
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How Does the Kepler Telescope Work?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In March 2009, NASA launched the Kepler Space Telescope to look for exoplanets. Almost immediately, it identified planets and has continued to work for many years. An informative video introduces this telescope, how it works, and shares...
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From Kepler to Webb: The History of the Telescope

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Hubble Telescope is approximately the size of a school bus, but the new Webb Telescope will be approximately the size of a tennis court. The history of the telescope, from its invention to to what it takes to make one, is the focus...
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Cassegrain Telescope

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How does a telescope magnify images? Learners first watch a tutorial explaining the basic construction of a telescope. Then they interact with a simulation that allows for changes in the location and diameter of the reflecting mirrors....
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Solar Space Telescopes

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
See the sun shine as you've never seen it before! Captivate your class with an activity from NOVA's Sun Lab unit. Viewers learn about the advanced satellite-mounted telescopes NASA uses to monitor the sun at every wavelength of light,...
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Infrared Telescope

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Most of the twenty slides in this presentation include photographs or diagrams, making it an eye-catching way to teach about infrared telescopes. The pros and cons of using infrared light to study outer regions of space are explained....
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Labs from YSI 95: Telescopes

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students build a telescope and give quantification of its magnification and field of view while making observations regarding images. In this telescope lesson, students use a simple lens to project a scene and examine various telescope...
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Space Telescope Debate

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the Hubble and Webb telescopes. In this space telescope lesson plan, students research Internet sites to find out what type of information these telescopes provide. They debate whether it is financially responsible...
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Telescope Allocation Committee

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars create a research proposal and write letters to researchers to explain why their proposals were rejected.  In this astronomy lesson students use the Internet to help them to write a proposal on what they observed through a...
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How Telescopes Work

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Students experiment with water and mirrors to better understand how telescopes work. In this telescopes lesson plan, students use water and mirrors to see how mirrors reflect light and create a magnified image.
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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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Explore the Characteristics of Stars with Microsoft WorldWide Telescope

For Teachers 2nd - 9th
Students explore the characteristics of stars. For 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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Online Exploration: Telescopes From the Ground Up

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore a web-based illustrated text and interactive graphics to determine the relationship between the operation of telescopes and light. optics. They work in small groups to become an expert on one of the ten eras of telescope...
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Telescope Lab

For Students 8th - 10th
In this telescope worksheet, students identify the parts of the telescope and use a telescope to observe an object in the room and outside of the room. They measure the length of the inner tube and identify the relationship between the...
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Counting Galaxies with the Hubble Space Telescope

For Students 8th - 11th
In this counting galaxies activity, 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 instructional activity, 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...
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Sky Watching

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explain how our knowledge of the sky has been enhanced by telescopes. They make their own night-sky observations, diagram and describe what they see, and examine pictures taken by telescopes.
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Virtual Venus

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice using the tool of remote telescopes in order to make observations in space. The lesson plan includes the best times of year to make observations. They use the internet to obtain information and to initiate the use of...

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