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Exploring the Electromagnetic Spectrum: The Herschel Experiment and Star Light, Star Bright Dr. Denise Smith Origins Education Forum HST Formal Education Space Telescope Science Institute Hubble Space Telescope Stunning views of the universe in the ultraviolet, visible, and infrared

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exploring the electromagnetic spectrum the herschel experiment and star light star bright

Exploring the Electromagnetic Spectrum:The Herschel Experiment andStar Light, Star Bright

Dr. Denise Smith

Origins Education Forum

HST Formal Education

Space Telescope Science Institute

hubble space telescope
Hubble Space Telescope

Stunning views of the universe in the ultraviolet, visible, and infrared

communicating the excitement of the universe
Communicating the Excitement of the Universe

Involves scientists and teachers

using hst data and research in the classroom
Using HST Data and Research in the Classroom

Tie resources to national education standards & build math, science, and technology skills (GOAL is not just astronomy!!)

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu

what is special about amazing space
What is Special About Amazing Space?

Created by scientists and teachers

Promotes learning by exploring and making visual connections

Designed for easy use

  • Grade appropriate
  • Standards
  • Links

Evaluation

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Target Grades: 6-9

  • Skill Areas:
    • Science, Applied Math, Reading & Graph Interpretation, Technology
amazing space star light star bright
Amazing Space: Star Light, Star Bright

Objectives:

  • identify properties of waves
  • explore the relationship between energy, wavelength, and frequency
  • show how a star’s temperature can be inferred from its color

To go directly to Star Light, Star Bright:

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/light/index.html

teaching tips
Teaching Tips!
  • Written by teachers for teachers
  • Designed to help you plan your lesson
  • How to use the lesson in different classroom settings
  • How to customize your lesson
educators using amazing space online activities
Educators Using Amazing Space Online Activities
  • Teacher designed activities
  • Internet based research lesson
  • Web resource
  • Homework Helper
  • Workshops and technology courses
  • Teacher training
  • School districts – correlation with local education standards
hardcopy materials hst lithographs
Hardcopy Materials: HST Lithographs

Eagle & Eskimo Nebula

  • Definitions
  • Electronic Address
  • Fast Facts
  • Image Description
  • Science Background
compare contrast activity
Compare & Contrast Activity

Differences

  • Age
  • Stellar Events
  • Location

Similarities

  • Composition
  • Scale
  • Gravity
using hst news in the classroom
Using HST News in the Classroom

The latest new stories – content information to use with your students.

http://hubble.stsci.edu

hubblesite news views
HubbleSite “News & Views”
  • content reading that gives updated information not found in most classroom textbooks
  • the most recent news releases and archives organized by topic and year
hubblesite stories
HubbleSite Stories
  • Images
  • Animations
  • “Fast Facts”
  • Video Clips
  • “Related Links”
  • “Illustrations”
planetary vacation
Planetary Vacation

Assignment: Create a brochure for travel to a planet.

Student: Jessica LaPrade, 4th Grade.

Research and images were derived from NASA Web sites.

Teacher: Ms. Browne

Halstead Academy Baltimore, MD

This view of Uranus was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

finding related resources for the classroom
Finding Related Resources for the Classroom

Search for related resources produced by NASA’s Office of Space Science!

http://teachspacescience.org

how can i share my opinions
How Can I Share My Opinions?

Tell Us What You Think

First Contact

sites to remember
Sites to Remember

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu

http://hubble.stsci.edu

http://sirtf.caltech.edu

http://teachspacescience.org