A Star Party
Students explore the parts and function of a telescope. In this investigative instructional activity students gain an understanding of a telescope and identify planets and constellations.
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How Light Pollution Affects the Stars: Magnitude Readers
Did you know light can decrease visibility? Light pollution absolutely makes it more difficult to see stars. Scholars build a simple magnitude reader to determine the magnitude of stars. They use these data to estimate the impact of...
5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Things Are Not Always What They Seem
Science is magic that works. Magical color-changing beads and a coffee can that follows voice commands are just two examples of magic tricks that rely on science. After completing a hands-on activity and an experiment investigating the...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Circles in the Sky
The North Star changes — it was previously Thuban but now is Polaris, and in the future, it will be Vega. The video discusses the cycles observed in the sky with only your eyes. It focuses on the zodiac constellations and why they are...
9 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Service-Learning Links Curriculum to the Read World
Students explore examples of community service events across the world. They discuss the "Hands Across America" campaign, a project to assist a community with their economy through the use of a science project, and a project where...
8th - 12th Science