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Our Universe

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A five-lesson unit introduces young astronomers to the current understanding of the universe. They learn about the evidence scientists use to support the Big Bang Theory, explore the life cycles of stars, and examine technologies that...
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ScienceWeb Australia: Years 9-10

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Science Web Australia presents a collection of three units designed for English speaking high schoolers and utilizing resources available online. The first unit focuses on ecosystems, the second on plate tectonics, and the third on the...
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Nebulae

For Students 6th - 12th
A star is born! Introduce young astronomers to the characteristics of nebulae in a narrated video. Discover what they are made of, why some reflect light and others glow on their own, and the locations of several notable nebulae. The...
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Nebula and Star Birth

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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...
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White Dwarfs and Planetary Nebulae

For Students 6th - 12th
Like a phoenix, planetary nebulae rise from the ashes of a star's demise. Young science scholars view stars in the white dwarf phase and the planetaries that sometimes occur in the aftermath. The video explains the composition of...
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Modeling a Planetary Nebula

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this modeling a planetary nebula worksheet, students use a diagram to calculate the intensity at different radii from the center of the nebula. Students use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine the distance between two points on the...
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Eagle Nebula - Close-up

For Students 9th - 11th
In this Eagle nebula learning exercise, students solve 4 problems including finding the size of the nebula field, determining the scale of the image, determining how large the nebula is in millimeters and determining the size of the...
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The Sun and The Earth: Crash Course Big History #3

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Amaze your class with the fact that more than 1,000 confirmed planets exist. The video explains the formation and development of planets, especially the earth. It covers the solar nebula, birth of the sun, and the development of the...
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Types Of Nebulae

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the different types of nebulae that can be found in the solar system. They view a PowerPoint presentation about the material and identify each nebulae as it is presented. Students also discuss the life cycle of a...
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Universe Cards

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
A 9-page packet comes with 24 cards that have pictures and informational text about each object in the universe. From nebulae to dwarf planets, objects we see—or don't see—are represented in the cards through pictures and words.
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The Beauty Of Stars Being Born

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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...
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The Life & Death of Stars

For Teachers 4th - 8th
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...
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Our Neighborhood in the Milky Way

For Teachers 9th - 11th
In this Milky Way galaxy worksheet, students are given a table of distances and angles of nebulae and star clusters from the sun. Students plot each one on a piece of paper and solve 2 problems using the data.
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Spitzer Explores a Dying Star

For Students 9th - 12th
In this dying star instructional activity, 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...
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Details from an Exploding Star

For Students 8th - 10th
In this nebula worksheet, students read about the Crab Nebula and calculate the average speed of the expanding gas. They determine the size of the smallest clumps of gas and they draw the diameter of the solar system to scale.
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The Hand of Chandra!

For Students 9th - 12th
In this nebula worksheet, high schoolers read about the Chandra X-ray Observatory that captured the given image of a pulsar and its nebula. Students solve 3 problems including using similar triangles and proportions to find the image...
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Spitzer Explores a Dusty Young Star

For Students 9th - 12th
In this stars worksheet, students read about the Spitzer space telescope and they solve 5 problems about the mass, size, and power of dust grains and interstellar mediums detected by the telescope.
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The Life Cycle of a Star

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students investigate the life cycle of a star through research. Once research is complete, students prepare posters and present findings to class. Flash animation is included to help students visualize life cycle of star researching.
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Seeing Stars

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Stars are amazing to see in the night sky. Learn how each star has different colors and that some are hotter and some are colder. A young girl and an astronomer discuss starlight, nebulae, galaxies, and life on other planets. This is a...
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Supernova Clarification

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In need of a clarification on the last Kahn Academy video on supernova? A short video explains that while humans saw the event that became the Crab Nebula 1,000 years ago, the actual event took place 7, 500 years ago.
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The Life of A Star

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this astronomy worksheet, students read through a description of the development of a star and its life cycle. The description provides detailed explanation and key vocabulary terms.
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Solar System 2

For Students 6th - 10th
In this space instructional activity, students identify and locate vocabulary terms and names related to the Solar System. There are 31 words located in the puzzle.
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Earth And Beyond

For Students 5th - 10th
In this earth and space worksheet, students identify and locate vocabulary terms and names related to earth and space sciences. There are 53 words located in the puzzle.
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Final Review Word Search

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology instructional activity, students identify and locate various vocabulary terms related to reviewing biology. There are 47 words located in the puzzle.

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