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High School Lesson Plans at the MIT - Haystack Observatory
These lessons, developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Haystack Observatory, incorporate several different disciplines (physics, astronomy, chemistry) and focus on the radio astronomy research that takes place at the observatory. Students will learn about the concepts and technologies used at Haystack, while enriching their science knowledge. Units cover such topics as waves in motion, space weather, matter in space, and many others. There are also suggestions for projects that use a small radio telescope, solar and geomagnetic investigations, and information on field trips to the observatory.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Guide for instructor
    • Module / Unit
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Chemistry
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geophysics
  • Physics
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information are unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-583
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Transfer of energy
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth in the solar system
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about sci. / tech.
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Interactions of energy and matter
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Origin and evolution of the universe
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about science and technology
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Haystack Observatory
http://www.haystack.mit.edu/

Contact: Madeleine Needles
Haystack Observatory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)