Astrophysics Teacher Resources
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When a Ruler is Too Short
Students measure distances using parallax. In this math instructional activity, 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 3 Views 17 Downloads
ESL: Vocabulary for University Students
For this ESL vocabulary for university students worksheet, 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 3 Views 15 Downloads
Exploring the Interstellar Medium
Learners 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
Detective Digis and the Computer Caper
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.
6th - 9th Math 3 Views 9 Downloads
Lotto or Life: What Are the Chances?
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 is short, but it can be a useful enrichment when teaching probability in your math class.
6th - 9th Science 3 Views 12 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
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.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 43 Downloads
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.
6th - 12th Science 8 Views 46 Downloads
Effects of the Sun on Our Planet (Grades 9-12)
Students 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
In this time order activity, 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
The Limiting Behavior of Selected Functions
In this limiting behavior of equations activity, 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