The Atmospheric Filter

What is the difference between a comet and a meteoroid? An educational lesson includes five demonstrations of how the atmosphere can inhibit our ability to measure many things in the galaxy. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Visit an observatory for a field trip if possible
  • Have an astronomer speak to the class either in person or through the computer
Classroom Considerations

  • You will need a dark classroom to complete this lesson
  • The first in a series of five lessons
Pros

  • Includes an engaging extension idea
  • Makes a direct connection to solving issues scientists face today
Cons

  • None