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Students examine the stars and constellations. In this Seven Stars instructional activity, students manipulate logarithmic formulas to discover star properties. Students read the story of the Seven Stars in the Crow culture and discuss the brightest stars as viewed from Earth.
11th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
GoSkyWatch Planetarium for iPad - The Astronomy Star Guide
Digital compass alignment enables navigation of the skies with true orientation at any time. Just point to the sky or "aim for the stars!" This application acts as a virtual telescope, allowing you to zoom in on any object that is visible to the human eye.
6th - Higher Ed Science
Parallax in Observing Stars
Parallax is the apparent change of an object determined by the line of sight. Sal defines the concept of parallax and applies it to how we determine the relative distance between us and near-by stars. He draws a diagram to illustrate what relative distance means in relation to the Stars, Earth, Sun, rotation, and orbital ellipse.
7 mins 11th - Higher Ed Science
Young scholars discuss the life of a star and the different types of stars after watching the Discovery video "Exploring Stars". They create a flipbook that demonstrates the life of a star after collecting information on the life cycles of small, medium, and large stars.
4th - 5th Science
The Beauty Of Stars Being Born
Deep in the Orion Nebula, stars are forming all the time. Not only that, but proplets or proto-planetary disks are forming as well. Some of the stars could become warm enough and large enough to cause the protoplanets to become new habitable planets.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science
Nebula and Star Birth
Travel to the giant nebula 9GC3603 with Dr. J. He'll take you along and explain what astronomers have found in this distant arm our of own Milky Way Galaxy. Gorgeous images of star birth, clusters, and a blue super giant are shown. This is a wonderfully visual and informational clip that focuses on the newest Hubble images that can be found in our very own solar neighborhood.
6 mins 7th - 12th Science
Tell Me Why: Stars Twinkle
Do you know why stars twinkle? You will after watching this clip from "Tell Me Why." A top astronomer explains that stars twinkle because of the earth's imperfect atmosphere. Each imperfection or irregularity cause the light from the stars to "twinkle" as it moves through our atmosphere.
2 mins 6th - 12th Science
Learners conduct their research to creating an artistic image that shows what their constellation represents. They demonstrate their ability to represent data in their own artistic manner. Afterward, they recognize constellations both alone as stars and with an image behind the stars.
4th - 12th Science
Lifecycle of Massive Stars
A massive star has a mass greater than nine times that of our sun. Sal focuses on the fusion and chemical reactions that take place during the lifecycle of a massive star. He clearly explains the gravitation to chemical relationship, which relates to the overall life span of the star.
7 mins 11th - Higher Ed Science
Star Field and Nebula Images
Enchant your science class with the beauty of star fields and nebulas. Sal shares a series of images as a follow up to his video on the birth of stars. He explains that the images we see now may not actually still exist, due to the time it take light to travel to our planet.
7 mins 10th - Higher Ed Science
Colors of Stars
Students observe the colors found in the flame of a burning candle and examine the basic concepts of matter and energy. Students apply this information to the color's of starts and the temperature of the stars photosphere. Students create color drawings of the candle flame and scale models of stars.
9th - 10th Science