Astrophysics Teacher Resources

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Young scholars study physics and its relationship to other sciences.  In this investigative lesson students use the scientific method to solve problems.
Students explore the nature of electromagnetic spectrum through a series of experiments. In this physics instructional activity, students determine how light behaves under certain circumstances. They explain how humans perceive colors.
Students build a scaled model of the solar system. In this space science lesson, students arrange them according to their distances from the sun. They analyze each planet's unique features such as density and relative gravity.
High schoolers measure distances using parallax. In this math lesson, students explain how this method helped astronomers with their studies of the solar system. They determine the length of their arm using parallax and compare it with other high schoolers in class.
In this ESL vocabulary for university students worksheet, kids complete multiple choice questions that use "university" vocabulary. Students may click on an answer button for immediate feedback.
Students 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.
Pupils 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 plan 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.
Pupils 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.
Young scholars 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.
Young scholars 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.
For 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.

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