Light Curves of Kepler's First Five Discoveries

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The Kepler missions discovered and confirmed more than 2,650 exoplanets to date. A video shares the data from the first five discoveries. It provides graphs and diagrams to put each discovery in perspective to help scholars discuss the data and apply their understanding to future studies.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss the axis on the graphs, as they aren't all standard (they don't start at 0)
Classroom Considerations

  • Presentation only allows for streaming
  • Only provides slides but no talking points, so be sure to know the background data before using it
Pros

  • Includes teaching tips and discussion questions to help the presentation stay on topic
  • Integrates with Google Classroom seamlessly
Cons

  • None
NGSS