Astrophysics Teacher Resources
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In this black hole activity, students read about how images fade to black when they reach an event horizon of a black hole. Students solve 3 problems about black holes using a given equation for luminosity. They find the time it takes for light to fall to half its luminosity when falling into a black hole and they determine how long it takes for a star being swallowed by a black hole to disappear.
9th - 12th Math
Super-Fast Solar Flares!
For this solar flares worksheet, students observe a sequence of figures of a solar flare observed in 2003 from the Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager satellite. Students solve 6 problems including finding the scale of each image, determining the time elapsed between images, finding the distance the plasma blob traveled and determining the speed of the plasma blob.
9th - 12th Math
The Speed of Galaxy Q2125-431
In this speed of a galaxy worksheet, learners use a given equation for the speed of an object and they use the spectral lines for Hydrogen Alpha and Beta from the Seyfert galaxy to answer 6 questions. They determine the observed wavelengths, the rest wavelengths, the velocities of the wavelengths and if the galaxy is moving towards or away from the Milky Way Galaxy.
9th - 10th Math
Branches of Science Word Search
Help your class recognize each branch of science with this word search. Learners locate 30 branches of science in the word search. An answer sheet is available as is a PDF version of this word search. This word search is very broad, but could work as a sponge activity and a way to expose your class to the large number of branches of science that exist.
7th - 12th Science
Exploring the Interstellar Medium
Pupils 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.
9th - Higher Ed Science
Chandra X-Ray Observatory
Young scholars tour Chandra's top galactic X-ray images. In this Chandra X-Ray Observatory lesson plan, students play games and complete puzzles based on the Chandra Mission and X-Ray Astronomy. Young scholars listen to pod casts, question an astrophysicist, and learn facts about Chandra.
6th - 11th Science
Here It Comes, There It Goes!
Young scholars 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.
9th - 12th Science