Demonstrating the Distances of Stars
Students examine the distance from Earth to stars. They create a model to show the arrangement of constellations. They also identify the importance of the parallax effect.
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Star Light, Star Bright, Really Big Star I See Tonight
Eighth graders differentiate apparent magnitude and absolute magnitude scales. In this astronomy instructional activity, 8th graders rank stars in terms of its brightness as observed from Earth. They explain what a light year is in their...