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3 Weird Stars You Can See with the Naked Eye
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewFrom the ground, the big dipper looks like it's made up of seven stars. Closer inspection with the naked eye reveals one star in the handle actually contains two binary stars. By viewing with a telescope, more detail uncovers the set of...
Five Amazing Stars We've Discovered in Space
7 mins 10th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Between 100 billion and 400 billion stars exist in the Milky Way Galaxy. The video discuses five amazing stars with unique characteristics. Most pupils know about red giants but need to learn more about hybrid stars—here is a great video...
Lesson: Elizabeth Peyton: Pictures of Rock Stars: The Imagined
9th - 12th
Youth, fame, and beauty are marks of modern society. Artist Elizabeth Peyton has captured all three in her series of imagined rock star portraits. The class analyzes her use of technique, emotion, and imagination in each of six pieces,...
The Truth About the Sun's 'Twin' and the Dinosaurs
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Scientists are considering the possibility that our solar system may have had two suns. As it becomes more apparent that stars begin as twins, researchers build a stronger case for a binary solar system. This is an episode of a larger...
An Eclipsing Binary System with a Precessing Accretion Disk
11th - 12th
Pupils work together to complete an experiment over binary sources. They determine values for the orbital period of certain objects and interpret intensity changes. They also calculate a value for the period of precession of an accretion...
Gravitational Wave Discovery! Evidence of Cosmic Inflation
11 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Can scientists take a picture of the universe before the planets formed? Using telescopes and new technology, scientists take more detailed photos every few years. Cosmic inflation challenges our understanding of the early universe.
Lesson: Elizabeth Peyton: Artist's Community: The Real
9th - 12th
What is real or imagined? The lines of beauty reality, and imagination are blurred in Elizabeth Peyton's portraits of her community. Learners analyze her use of artistic technique in conveying real and imagined communities. They then use...
Lesson: Elizabeth Peyton: Pictures of Royalty: The Imagined
9th - 12th
Elizabeth Peyton is an artist who creates images of people (often famous) that she doesn't personally know. These images become part of her imagined community. Learners analyze her work, her community of imagined friends, and then create...