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This lesson plan is part of the Center for Educational Resources (CERES), a series of web-based astronomy lessons created by a team of master teachers, university faculty, and NASA researchers. In this lesson, students analyze characteristics that indicate human life cycles, then apply these principles to various NASA images of stars to synthesize patterns of stellar life cycles. This lesson contains ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Space science
 
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This website is part of NOVA Online, which is produced for the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) by the Science Unit at WGBH in Boston. This site accompanies the television program of the same name, and ponders the question: What is the fate of our Universe? It provides information on the history and size of the universe, supernova explosions, and the local universe around the Milky Way. There is also ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lab activity, Photograph, Video, Ref. material
Subject: Space science
 
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This lesson plan is part of a high school course on astronomy, Newtonian mechanics and spaceflight and provides a closer look at the pole star and the neighboring constellations, especially the Big Dipper and Cassiopeia. One objective is for the student to know the constellations of the Big Dipper and Cassiopeia, and their use in finding the Pole Star. The student will also realize that other celestial ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Space science
 
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This lesson plan serves as an introduction to the ecliptic, the zodiac and the apparent motions of the Sun, Moon and planets across the sky. The objectives are to help the student know about the apparent motion of the Sun, Moon and planets across the sphere of fixed stars (celestial sphere) and understand that the reason all of these objects travel along very similar paths is that the solar system ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Space science
 
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In this lesson the ellipse is studied in polar coordinates (r,f), with the function cos(f). This places the origin point at a focus (more appropriate for planetary motion) and introduces the eccentricity e. It is also noted that planets actually orbit the center of gravity of the solar system and that distant planets may be detected by motions of their central star around the centers of gravity of ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Mathematics, Space science
 
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This computer activity has students use data to locate the planet Jupiter and determine if there is a nearby planet with an atmosphere habitable for humans. Data includes mass, surface temperature, composition of atmosphere, and number of satellites. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Space science
 
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This site is part of the space page of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), and provides information about the Sun, the planets and their moons, and other bodies in the solar system. It contains a travel guide to the Solar System including such topics as what to see, reason to visit, how to get there, and local history. A similar travel guide is then available for the Sun, each of the planets, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Photograph, Video, Ref. material
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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This site, The Nine Planets, is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images; some have sounds and movies. Data for each planet includes orbit, diameter, mass, motions, composition, albedo, number of satellites, and visits by probes from Earth. Links to solar system data, a discovery chronology, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Computer activity, Field trip - virtual, Photograph, Video, Glossary, Ref. material
Subject: Space science
 
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This article, from Earth: Inside and Out, reports on how mathematician Milutin Milankovitch developed a complete astronomical theory of glaciers. It discusses his work charting the ice ages of the Pleistocene, which incorporated new information about how the gravitational tug of other planets causes small variations in the tilt of the Earth's axis. His conclusion was that Earth's orbit alternates ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Climatology, Mathematics, Space science
 
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In this activity, students calculate the velocity and acceleration of a coronal mass ejection (CME) based on its position in a series of images from the Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph Experiment (LASCO) instrument on the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) satellite. Using a feature that can be seen in all the images, they will measure its position and time, then calculate the average ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Space science
 
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