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X-ray Spectroscopy and the Chemistry of Supernova Remnants

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This link takes you to a comprehensive unit that delves into emission spectra and supernovas. There are four parts: How and where elements are created, electromagnetic radiation, spectroscopy, and the newest technology for studying our...
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How to Detect a Supernova

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
While a star explodes every second or so in the observable universe, we can't observe a supernova in its first moments. Discover the fascinating science behind how astronomers and physicists are attempting to detect supernovas early with...
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Supernova Chemistry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using spectroscopes, high school astronomy, physics, or chemistry learners observe emission spectra from several different sources. This stellar NASA-produced lesson plan provides terrific teacher's notes and a student handout. Make sure...
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Supernova (Supernovae)

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
How does a massive star go supernova? This video is a follow up to the Kahn Academy video on the life cycle of massive stars and explains the chemical collapse that results in a supernova. Sal explains the process with neutron stars and...
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Supernovas: When Stars Die

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Have all your supernova questions answered with this four and a half minute video clip. You'll discover that a supernova is really the death of an expanding star, that there are different types of supernovas, and what their effects are...
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Supernova Chemistry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
By measuring the wavelength, frequency, and intensity of electromagnetic radiation, scientists determine the temperature, density, and composition of far away items. Scholars rotate through ten lab stations using a spectroscope at each...
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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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Chandra Studies and Expanding Supernova Shell

For Students 7th - 9th
In this supernova worksheet, students read about the expanding supernova shell that was discovered by the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Students solve two problems including finding the scale of the given images and determining the average...
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Lifecycle of a Star

For Students 6th - 8th
In this space science worksheet, students complete each statement with the correct word or phrase that related to the life-cycle of a star. Then they list the correct order of a stars life cycle. Students also define supernova and pulsar.
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High Mass Stars

For Students 6th - 12th
It's better to burn out than fade away! Viewers experience the birth of neutron stars and supernovae in a video that explains the life cycle of high mass stars. Learners see the conditions needed to produce these events, as well as the...
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Stacked Ball Drop

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can you get a golf ball to bounce 28 feet high? The video demonstrates the impressive bounce of a stacked ball drop. After explaining the physics of the ball drop and bounce, the video relates it to supernovas. The science content comes...
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Zombie Stars Discovered!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The walking dead of the sky have been discovered! As a recent discovery, much is yet to be determined, but it is clear zombie stars do exist. An episode of a larger solar system playlist explains how a special supernova leaves behind...
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The Life Cycle of a Neutron Star

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
From supernova to neutron star ... what's next? A video presentation describes a neutron star and its life in the universe. Learners then answer questions online to asses their understanding.
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Star Facts

For Teachers 4th
Throughout the elementary grades students explore the galaxy. This simple presentation listing the types of stars could be used as a quick review of the information students have learned. It could be augmented with additional information.
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Measuring Dark Energy

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
You're only 10 minutes late? Do you know how much the universe has expanded in those 10 minutes? Scholars graph supernovae based on their redshift and see if the results verify Hubble's Law. If it does confirm it, the universe is...
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Measuring Speed in the Universe

For Students 8th - 10th
In this measuring speed in the universe worksheet, students use photographs of 3 astronomical phenomena including supernova explosions, coronal mass ejections and solar flare shock waves to find how fast they move. The photographs show...
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A New, Bubbly Origin Story for the Solar System

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The truth is, we still don't know the origin story of our solar system. Each theory has supporting and competing evidence, making it difficult for people to accept just one. The installment of a solar system series discusses a new theory...
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The Big Bang

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders relate the elements in the human body to those produced during a supernova. In this space science and chemistry lesson plan, 5th graders listen to a lecture and view visuals about the big bang. They relate the production of...
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Where Does Gold Come From?

For Students 6th - 12th
Your class will never believe that their gold jewelry originated in outer space, but it's true! Learn about the way Earth's gold supply originated in a supernova and became integrated with our planet's terrain with a short, informative...
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Astronomically Correct Twinkle Twinkle

For Students 9th - 12th
What do you get when astronomers rewrite beloved children's songs? THIS! Hear the tune Twinkle Twinkle Little Star as it was meant to be — from a scientist's perspective. Physics scholars follow along to a scientifically correct version...
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The Life Cycle of a Star

For Students 7th - 10th
In this stars worksheet, students read about the different stages in the life cycle of a star. Then students complete 3 short answer questions.
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3 Stars That Shouldn't Exist

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A video lesson attempts to explain the unexplainable. The video instructor focuses on three unique stars that have characteristics that astronomers have difficulty explaining. The installment of a solar system playlist includes a heavy,...
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2011 Nobel Prize Winners Announced

For Students 6th - 8th
This assignment has young scientists read four different news articles about the 2011 Nobel Prize winners. Six questions are posed for children to write the answers. It is a relevant activity for getting middle schoolers to meet the...
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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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