Astrophysics Teacher Resources
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Modeling the Solar System
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.
When a Ruler is Too Short
Students measure distances using parallax. In this math lesson plan, 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.
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.
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.
Earth Science: The Sun-Earth Relationship
Students examine the sun's impact on the Earth. They read online articles, explore various websites, and answer questions using information found on the Internet.
Here It Comes, There It Goes!
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.
Modeling the Electromagnetic Spectrum
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.
Sundials and Shadows - What Can They Teach Us About Seasons?
Middle schoolers collect and analyze data relating to seasonal changes. They view a video, research web sites and build a sundial to collect their data.
Women: Stride Toward Freedom
Students read facts about women'ts suffrage and research topics related to women's rights. Optional films for viewing and books to read.
`Great Debate' Lesson Plan for Undergraduates
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.
Effects of the Sun on Our Planet
Pupils 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.
Effects of the Sun on Our Planet (Grades 9-12)
Learners 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.
People of the Cassini Team
Students use a diverse collection of profiles of people who work on the Cassini-Huygens mission to investigate about science as a human endeavor and to reflect on their own career goals and personal impressions of the mission.
Worksheet 22 - Functions
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.
The Limiting Behavior of Selected Functions
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.
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.
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.
"Who Am I?" - Quiz #2
In this "Who Am I?" quiz worksheet, 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.
The Structure of the Galaxy
Students infer the galaxy shape. In this structure of the galaxy instructional activity students observe the distribution of objects in the sky and answer questions.
ESL: Past Perfect Progressive 
In this ESL past perfect progressive worksheet, students complete multiple choice questions, choosing the correct form of past perfect progressive. Page has an answer link.