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239 resources with the keyterm astronomy

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Galileo: Revealing the Universe

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
To gain an understanding of the significance of Galileo Galilei's revolutionary ideas, class members watch the short video "Stargazing Before Galileo," and conduct a close reading of Galileo's Sidereal Messsenger. They then compare...
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Exploring our Backyard, The Solar System - Part 2/2

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Continue the journey through our solar system through the lens of the tools sent into space. Viewers meet rovers, rockets, and satellites as they gather vital information, helping scientists understand out solar system. Real images, CG...
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Amazing History of the Telescope

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Did you know that Galileo wasn't the inventor of the telescope? Explore the amazing history of one of the world's most incredible inventions. Learn about Galileo, the telescope, and the discoveries it has allowed man to make. A...
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Exploring Our Backyard, The Solar System - Part 1/2

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
A charming narrator introduces viewers to the wonders and history of our own solar system. A full explanation describing the birth of our sun, planets, and entire solar system. This is the first part of a two-part series on our solar...
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GoSkyWatch Planetarium for iPad - The Astronomy Star Guide

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
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...
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Mask of the Black God

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Finally, an astronomy lesson for the high schooler! Explorers are able to read star maps for finding objects in the night sky by determining celestial coordinates. In particular, they locate the Pleiades and read about a Navajo legend...
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What is Earth Science?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Here is a unique presentation that's on Earth Science. In it, learners see that Earth Science is a science made up of four main categories: Geology, Astronomy, Meteorology, and Oceanography. Pupils are assigned a task. They must find two...
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Taking the Measure of the Universe

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Four fabulous activities immerse amateur astronomers into measuring objects that we cannot handle. The experiences are applied to NASA's Space Interferometry Mission, which will take measurements of planets around stars other than our...
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A 3D Atlas of the Universe

For Students 9th - 12th
Hear a lecture by Carter Emmart, director of Astrovisualization for production and education at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History. He introduces an astounding software that serves as a...
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Is Intelligent Life Out There!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Listen to top theoretical physicists, such as Steven Hawking, as they describe, define, and consider intelligent life on extra-solar planets. Many interesting questions are raised in this theoretical clip. Entice your class to think like...
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The Universe - Alien Planets 4/5

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Examine pulsars, what they are, and what life would be like on a planet near a pulsar. Part four describes proto-planets, primordial planets, young stars, gravitational pull, and what life could be like for extra-solar worlds.
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The Universe - Alien Planets 3/5

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Part three of this five-part series completes a full description of what seasons are like on the planet orbiting the star Fomalhaut. Discover the "Goldilocks Zone," the conditions needed for life, and bacteria on Earth that can live in...
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Telescopes, Galileo to SLOOH

For Teachers 5th - 8th
What have we learned since the invention of the telescope? Travel back to the year 1610 and find out what Galileo discovered, his theories, and what it has meant to space science. This clip gives learners a complete history of the...
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The Universe - Alien Planets 2/5

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Part two to of this five-part series continues to examine the science and explain the process by which planets are born. Orbit, star birth, planet evaporation, and life on other planets are all covered.
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The Universe - Alien Planets 1/5

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This five-part series examines the discoveries found in the constellation Pegasus. Fomalhaut, a star the size of our sun was discovered to have a planet. See the series events from the launch of the Hubble Space Observatory to the...
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New Earth like Extra Solar Planet

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Is there another Earth? Learn about the newest discoveries showing that some exoplanets are defying astronomical rules as we understand them. 25,000 light years away a planet was discovered to be similar to our own. Ask learners to use...
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The Art of Exoplanets

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This is a perfect clip for demonstrating how art, deductive reasoning, creative thinking, and sound scientific data work together. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has collected a lot of data on exoplanets but not exactly what they look...
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Astronomers Find First Earth-like Planet in Habitable Zone

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This video is intended to complete the ESO clip on the first Earth-like planet ever found. Learn all about Earth-like exoplanets other solar systems, and the keys components needed for extra-planetary life. Many questions are answered...
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The Universe - Alien Planets 5/5

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The final part in the series, it concludes the story of life on extra-solar planets. Scientists examine the water on Earth, the moon Europa, and super Earths made only of water, found in extra-solar systems. Learn about alien chemistry,...
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Deep Impact's Comet on a Stick!

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students create a model of a comet. For this space science lesson, students compare their model to the characteristics of a real comet. They evaluate and make necessary modifications to their original design.
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2007

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This comprehensive earth science practice test is composed of 50 multiple choice questions and 32 short answer questions. The questions cover weather, the water cycle, geology, the solar system, and more. Many of the short answer...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2009

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This extensive earth science practice test is composed of 50 multiple choice questions and 31 short answer questions. The questions cover weather, the water cycle, geology, the solar system, and more. Many of the short answer questions...
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Cookin' Up a Comet

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students view a teacher demonstration of comet composition. In this comet science instructional activity, students watch as the teacher combines sand, ammonia, cola, and dry ice to simulate the composition of a comet. They answer...
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Tú eres el Astrónomo

For Students 9th - 12th
Aligned with the Common Core State Standards for writing, this resource has Spanish language learners take on the role of an astronomer. After they use the graphic organizer to list names, verbs, and adjectives related to astronomy, they...