Astrophysics Teacher Resources
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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.
9th - 12th Science 21 Views 75 Downloads
When a Ruler is Too Short
Students 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 students in class.
9th - 12th Math 5 Views 18 Downloads
You Light Up My Life
Students examine the relationship between solar activity and the Earth's geomagnetic field in producing the phenomena known as aurora borealis (Northern Lights) by reading and discussing "Earth, Wind and Fireworks." students graph data and anomaly
6th - 12th Science 12 Views 39 Downloads
A Whole New World
Students work in small groups to investigate statistics regarding the solar system and participate in a 'scientific conference'. They explore available information about the extrasolar planet and assess the importance of this astronomical find.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Electromagnetic Radiation on Trial
Students examine general properties of electromagnetic waves, identify position of each type of radiation in spectrum, discuss methods used to detect and analyze waves, and analyze relation between specific wave properties and their position in spectrum.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 23 Downloads
Young scholars are introduced to the space environment. This lesson covers the major differences between the environment on Earth and that of outer space and the engineering challenges that arise because of these discrepancies. In order to prepare students for the upcoming lessons on the human body, this lesson has young scholars has the students draw pictures of themselves as astronauts on a spacecraft.
3rd - 5th Science 7 Views 18 Downloads
How Far... How Powerfu
Students work with a real optical spectrum of a gamma ray burst afterglow taken at the Keck Observatory. They measure the shifts of spectral lines, deduce the velocity of the astronomical object, and then use Hubble's Law to get its distance.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
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 34 Views 259 Downloads
ESL: Vocabulary for University Students
In this ESL vocabulary for university students activity, students complete multiple choice questions that use "university" vocabulary. Students may click on an answer button for immediate feedback.
9th - Higher Ed English Language Development 4 Views 15 Downloads
Exploring the Interstellar Medium
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.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Chandra X-Ray Observatory
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.
6th - 11th Science 3 Views 1 Download
The Limiting Behavior of Selected Functions
In this limiting behavior of equations worksheet, students 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.
12th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 2 Downloads
Satellite Drag and the Hubble Space Telescope
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.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 6 Downloads
Matter: Atoms and Molecules
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.
9th - 12th Science 25 Views 93 Downloads