Astrophysics Teacher Resources

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In this ESL vocabulary for university students worksheet, students complete multiple choice questions that use "university" vocabulary. Students may click on an answer button for immediate feedback.
Young scholars investigate the Interstellar Medium and the Local Bubble that the Sun is inside. They read and discuss a handout, answer discussion questions, observe a demonstration of light scattering, and conduct an experiment on the difference between heat and temperature.
Mathematicians participate in an hands-on activity to investigate the binary number system and write messages in binary code and have classmates decipher the messages. A said video on the topic does not seem to be available, but the activity is still worthwhile.
Young scholars examine the sun's impact on the Earth. They read online articles, explore various websites, and answer questions using information found on the Internet.
Though the website does not seem to have the mentioned video, a reding and lottery style games simulate the chances of finding intelligent life somewhere other than Earth. Without the video, this lesson is short, but it can be a useful enrichment when teaching probability in your math class.
Students tour Chandra's top galactic X-ray images. In this Chandra X-Ray Observatory lesson, students play games and complete puzzles based on the Chandra Mission and X-Ray Astronomy. Students listen to pod casts, question an astrophysicist, and learn facts about Chandra.
Students study the physical properties of the Moon.  In this life on the moon lesson students describe the ways life on the Moon would be different than on Earth. 
Students use an ordinary toy to reveal the Doppler effect. The connection is also made to moving cars, and to the shifting of the lines in the absorption or emission spectrum when the distance between a star and Earth is increasing or decreasing.
Examine the concept of an electromagnetic spectrum with your students, as they observe a demonstration of a model, construct and compare a different model of the spectrum commonly used in textbooks, and construct their own models of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Pupils collect and analyze data relating to seasonal changes. They view a video, research web sites and build a sundial to collect their data.
Students read facts about women'ts suffrage and research topics related to women's rights. Optional films for viewing and books to read.
Students study the Curtis- Shapley debate which highlighted the view of human place in the universe. They examine the clash of these two astronomers in a debate which took place in 1920.
Students examine the effect of different types of light on the Earth. They discover the role of evaporation and the effects of the sun on the magnetosphere. They also observe different solar phenomena.
Pupils examine the Earth's magnetosphere and observe the effects of the sun's energy on it. They discover the difference between true north and magnetic north. They also explore how solar cells convert solar energy to electricity.
In this function worksheet, students use functions to identify an electron traveling along a path. They examine the velocity vector and compute the directional derivative. This two-page worksheet contains six multi-step problems.
In this time order worksheet, students read the passage, find the dates and events in Sally Ride's life, and use the time line to put the events in order. Students then think about a person to write a biography about and list important facts on the time line with the dates. Students use their time line to write a paragraph about the person they chose. Students use time order words in their paragraph.
In this limiting behavior of equations worksheet, learners use the Klien and Nishima formula to find the limit for large X which is the ratio of energy carried by a photon compared to the rest mass energy of an electron.
In this satellite drag and Hubble space telescope worksheet, students solve two problems using a graph showing the altitude of the satellite vs. the year with two lines showing two different types of re-boost and one line without re-boost at all.
Students investigate how information about the atom has been determined. In this atomic structure lesson, students draw what they think an atom looks like. They conduct Internet research about the types of atomic models and how scientists determined them.
In this "Who Am I?" quiz activity, students examine the 12 clues regarding noteworthy scientists born between 1452 and 1951. Students identify the scientists and click on links to check their answers.

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