Astrophysics Teacher Resources
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Spitzer Explores a Dying Star
In this dying star worksheet, students read about the Spitzer Space Telescope that detected the dying star-Messier-57. Students solve 6 problems including determining the total power produced by the dying star, they find the total mass of the dust grains in the dying star and they determine the percentage the mass lost by the star when it was a planetary nebula.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 19 Downloads
In this black hole worksheet, learners 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 5 Views 16 Downloads
Super-Fast Solar Flares!
In this solar flares learning exercise, 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 3 Views 21 Downloads
The Speed of Galaxy Q2125-431
In this speed of a galaxy activity, students 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 3 Views 19 Downloads
When a Ruler is Too Short
Students measure distances using parallax. For 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
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 learners worksheet, students complete multiple choice questions that use "university" vocabulary. Learners 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
Effects of the Sun on Our Planet (Grades 9-12)
Young scholars 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.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 19 Downloads
Ride, Sally Ride
For 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.
4th - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads