Unraveling the Mysteries of Objects in Space
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Young scholars study emitted and absorbed light, and label each type of spectrum. They identify elements by their spectral signatures and use a spectroscope.
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Round and Round We Go — Exploring Orbits in the Solar System
Math and science come together in this cross-curricular astronomy lesson plan on planetary motion. Starting off with a hands-on activity that engages the class in exploring the geometry of circles and ellipses, this lesson plan then...
5th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Bill Nye's Solar Powered Spacecraft
It keeps going, and going, and going ... how does the Juno space probe have enough power to travel to Jupiter? Junior astronauts use a THNKR "Why with Nye!" video to discover solar-powered science with the one and only Bill Nye. Topics...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Red Shift: Measuring Distance in Space
Learn about gamma rays and red shift, what they are, what they mean, and how scientists use them to measure distances between objects in space. This clip explains how important red shifted gamma rays are to science and how illusive they...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science
Is Space Trying to Kill Us?
Taking somewhat of a humorous, paranoid viewpoint, this video explores the question of whether or not space objects are likely to take us out. From asteroids, to the sun dying out, to the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, the...
4 mins 6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable