A Study of Hydra Cluster Galaxies
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Students analyze a designated galaxy with a partner or in a small group.
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Coma Cluster of Galaxies
Scientists classify everything from the smallest cells to the largest galaxies, but how do they decide on a classification system? Scholars use 40 pictures of galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope to sort and try creating their...
9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Forensic Sciences: A Crime Scene Investigation Unit
Mr. Bergman has been murdered and we need you to solve the crime! The cross-curricular unit covers 11 different types of forensic science and includes 17 activities. Scholars perform blood type analysis, blood spatter analysis, height...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Genes, Environment and Genetic Complexity: Aggression in Humans
The highlight of this lesson plan is a 53-minute investigative video, Can Science Stop Crime?" The question asked is whether or not aggressive behavior is caused by genetic factors. The answer has to do with genetic complexity, the...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Could Human Civilization Spread Across the Whole Galaxy?
Ever heard of von Neumann machines? These self-replicating machines could allow for the expansion of human civilization beyond Earth. The video describes how this type of technology could open many doors for exploration and life.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science