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Students examine the stars and constellations. In this Seven Stars lesson, 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 31 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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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 7 Views 1 Download
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 3 Views 0 Downloads
Students 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 24 Views 43 Downloads
Students create a KWL chart on stars and telescopes. In groups, they make estimates on the distances between the Earth and different stars. To end the lesson, they make their own paper stargazer and use it to complete other activities.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 3 Downloads
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 3 Views 0 Downloads
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 3 Views 0 Downloads
What can scientists learn by studying starlight? Isaac Newton discovered that the light a star gives off can help us determine how near or far stars are from the earth. Learn about parallax shift, the distance of stars, their brightness, luminosity, and color.
9 mins 4th - 8th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
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 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Life & Death of Stars
This video takes up where the other video in this series leaves off. Discussing what the color of stars mean and where they come from, the narrator describes the nature of red giants, white dwarfs, blues, and stars like our warm, yellow sun.
9 mins 4th - 8th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
How Big Is That Star?
Aspiring astronomers study stars. They compare stars and explain the relationship between radius, mass, and diameter. By creating a star simulation, they discover how a binary star system's orbit can cause changes in the observed brightness of the system.
6th - 9th Math 14 Views 49 Downloads
The Battle for Ultimate Power
Students gain an understanding of how the powers of 10 and scientific notation can be used to represent the scale of things in the universe. They relate the number of stars in the universe to the number of grains of sand on Earth's beaches.
6th - 8th Math 13 Views 74 Downloads
Young scholars 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 7 Views 9 Downloads
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 5 Views 3 Downloads
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 3 Views 2 Downloads
Colors of Stars
Pupils 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. Pupils create color drawings of the candle flame and scale models of stars.
9th - 10th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
I'm A Star!
Fourth graders answer questions about being responsible community member. They listen and brainstorm ideas of why it important to be responsible community members. Students are given a copy of "I'm A Star Community Member" game worksheet, and they are told how to play the game.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads