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How Does the Kepler Telescope Work?Lesson Planet
5 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
In March 2009, NASA launched the Kepler Space Telescope to look for exoplanets. Almost immediately, it identified planets and has continued to work for many years. An informative video introduces this telescope, how it works, and shares...
From Kepler to Webb: The History of the TelescopeLesson Planet
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The Hubble Telescope is approximately the size of a school bus, but the new Webb Telescope will be approximately the size of a tennis court. The history of the telescope, from its invention to to what it takes to make one, is the focus...
Solar Space TelescopesLesson Planet
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
See the sun shine as you've never seen it before! Captivate your class with an activity from NOVA's Sun Lab unit. Viewers learn about the advanced satellite-mounted telescopes NASA uses to monitor the sun at every wavelength of light,...
Explore the Characteristics of Stars with Microsoft WorldWide TelescopeLesson Planet
2nd - 9th
Students explore the characteristics of stars. In this space science activity, students use the Microsoft WorldWide Telescope program to identify the properties of stars and identify the stars in the galaxy.
How to Make a Small Easy TelescopeLesson Planet
10 mins 5th - 10th
Whether you watch this clip or assign it as homework, the results will be the same: a homemade telescope. Model-based inquiry and hands-on activities are great ways to boost interest and concept understanding. Materials, explanation, and...
What We Learned from the Kepler Space TelescopeLesson Planet
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed
The Kepler Space Telescope ran out of fuel in October 2018. Learn what the telescope communicated to scientists before its demise! A video lesson from the SciShow Space series highlights the important data the Kepler Space Telescope gave...
Become a Telescope: Poetry AnalysisLesson Planet
6th - 9th
Designed to be used with any poem assigned, this worksheet encourages learners to "become a telescope." As they read, they record words or lines that appeal to them and the thoughts they have when they read them. Then, after they've read...
How Telescopes Work - Ways to Gather LightLesson Planet
2 mins 6th - 8th
How does a telescope work? Find out how refraction and reflection gather enough light for us to see objects that are 200,000,000 light years away. This clip establishes the foundation for understanding how telescopes work but doesn't...
How Small Are We in the Scale of the Universe?Lesson Planet
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
There are so many galaxies in the universe that the vast majority of them are too distant for the human eye to perceive. An astronomy video discusses the Hubble Telescope's Deep Field image from 1995 and the eXtreme Deep Field image...
What's in the Darkest Part of the Sky? The Hubble Deep FieldLesson Planet
3 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Prepare to be amazed! Look deep into the darkest part of the night sky, courtesy of a video from a vast physics playlist. Young astronomers see hundreds of galaxies through the eye of the Hubble Telescope.
Galileo and His TelescopeLesson Planet
2nd - 3rd CCSS: Designed
Learn about Galileo Galilei's contribution to modern science with a reading passage that focuses on reading comprehension. After kids read several paragraphs about his life, they answer five questions about the information they have just...
How to Use Telescopes: Telescope EyepiecesLesson Planet
4 mins 9th - 12th
Any amateur astronomers in the class? If there are and they need help figuring out which lens gives the best magnification, this video is for them. This non-academic, non-scientific clip is great if your want to learn a little about...