Galaxy Distances and Mixed Fractions
In this galaxies and fractions activity, students solve 8 problems involving the distances of galaxies from each other by using mixed fractions to solve each problem. They use the megaparsec as the unit of measurement.
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Star Power! Discovering the Power of Sunlight
It takes less than 10 minutes for energy from the sun to travel 90 million miles to Earth! In the first installment in a series of four, groups measure the amount of solar radiation that reaches Earth. They then discuss how this is...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Death of the Universe
We have all heard about the Big Bang and other theories about how the universe began, but how will it end? Cosmologists study dark matter and dark energy to try to figure out the answer to this mind-blowing question. This topic is a...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable