Astronomy Teacher Resources
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Astronomy as a Career
In this astronomy as a career worksheet, students use 2 graphs to answer 4 questions about the number of PhDs awarded, the number of PhD's awarded compared to Bachelor's degrees in astronomy and factors that might be involved in the stimulation of interest in astronomy careers since 1985.
7th - 9th Math 10 Views 76 Downloads
Mathematics at the Frontier of Astronomy
Students explore the different types of measurements used in astronomy. In this space science lesson, students explain the relationship between planets' orbits and distance from the sun using Kepler's Laws. They discuss how math aides in the study of astronomy.
6th - 8th Math 12 Views 99 Downloads
Astronomy and Me: Moons Over New Haven
Third graders study the features of different moons orbiting the planets. In this astronomy lesson, 3rd graders explore the different phases of the moon using an interactive online website. They compare and contrast the features of the Earth's moon and that of the Jupiter and Saturn.
3rd Science 13 Views 19 Downloads
East Asian Astronomy
Learners connect the history they are reading with that of their cultural experience. In this astronomy lesson plan, students take the information obtained from the various readings of primary and secondary sources and classroom discussions directed by the instructor and relate it to what they know of western astronomical experiences.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 21 Downloads
Kinesthetic Astronomy: Earth's Rotation
After completing the activity, "Kinesthetic Astronomy: The Meaning of a Year," zoom in on Earth's rotation using the same simulation setup and this outline. Each class member dons a map of the Western Hemisphere and plays the part of Earth as it rotates on its axis.
3rd - 8th Science 69 Views 55 Downloads
Kinesthetic Astronomy: Longer Days, Shorter Nights
A lamp, four globes, and some signs taped around the room are all you need to set up a solar system simulation for teaching how Earth's tilted axis creates the seasons. (Sticky dots are also needed, but not mentioned in the materials list.) Use this enlightening activity to meet fifth grade Next Generation Science Standards in conjunction with other terrific kinesthetic astronomy lessons by the same publisher.
3rd - 12th Science 62 Views 53 Downloads
Looking At Illuminated Manuscripts: A Book Of Modern Astronomy
Students examine a medieval manuscript on astronomy and create their own books based on modern discoveries in astronomy. They choose a subject of modern astronomy that they would like to write and create an illuminated image about.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Pupils examine and explain how the distance to nearby stars can be measured by the parallax method, discuss the role of women in the history of American astronomy, form their own opinions of the importance of Harlow Shapley and Edwin Hubble in the history of astronomy, and examine and explain the Doppler shift and especially the significance of the red-shift.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 17 Downloads
Astronomy: Size & Scale of Planets
Students compare the planets of our solar system. In this astronomy lesson, students use the game SecondLife to compare the differences in size between the planets and other objects in our solar system. The lesson presents questions to guide students thinking.
7th - 8th Science 4 Views 12 Downloads