ASTRONOMY

Developed by Janet M. Sheard


This lesson was created as a part of the SMART website and is hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology

                 
Picture Compliments of Arizona Education  moon guy                                                                                                                                    NASA

 

Goals and Objectives:

Each student will be able to investigate:

Can you find the answers to the following questions?

What is the Meaning of Scale and Its Relationship to Distance and Size?

 http://www.mos.org/sln/wtu/scale.html  Size and Scale Resource

http://www.noao.edu/education/peppercorn/pcmain.html  The Thousand-Yard Model or The Earth As a Peppercorn

http://www.mos.org/sln/wtu/passport.pdf  Museum Project:  Welcome to Our Solar System

http://www.vendian.org/mncharity/dir3/solarsystem/  A Solar System Scale Model Meta Page

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/astronomical-scales.cfm Astronomical Scales and Distances

 

How and Why do planets orbit?1

http://www.pa.msu.edu/sci_theatre/ask_st/121494.html  Why Do Planets Stay in Place?

http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/question.php?number=481 Questions and Answers about the Orbit of the Planets

http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/phonedrmarc/2002_july.shtml Explore Why and How Planets Orbit

 

What Are the Different Phases of the Moon?

http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/java/MoonPhase.html The Moon Change the point of view to 'BOTH'

http://www.learnnc.org/bestweb/earthsky Skywatching Center                                                                                                   

http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/vphase.html  Virtual Reality Moon Phases

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2004/07jul_bluemoon.htm What is a Blue Moon?

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2004/13oct_lunareclipse.htm The Hunter's Moon

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/22sep_harvestmoon/ Autumn's Moon

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/Hbase/solar/mooncrater.html Craters

http://astronomy.neatherd.org/Making%20Craters.htm How to Make Craters

http://www.redenvelope.com/gift-guides/phase-moon-birthday Birthday presents as a function of the phase of the moon.

http://timbeauchamp.tripod.com/moon/mooninfo.htm  Moon Information, Questions and Answers


How Can You Tell Time By Using the Position of the Sun?

http://hilaroad.com/camp/projects/sundial/sundial.html Constructing a Sundial

 

Constellations:  Stories in the Sky

http://www.freewebs.com/benatargrl/constellations.html Web Sites for Grade School Children

http://www.dibonsmith.com/constel.htm  Stories

http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/  The Constellations and the Stars

http://www.earthsky.com/skywatching/pronunciation.php Star Pronunciation  Guide

 

How Are Seasons Created?

http://www.equinox-and-solstice.com/html/autumnal_equinox.html A Change of Seasons

http://starryskies.com/solar_system/Earth/reasons_for_seasons.html A Reason for Seasons

http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/the_universe/uts/seasons1.html What Causes the Seasons 

http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/wbkids/k_solstice.html The First Day of Summer or Winter - the Solstices

http://www.stargazing.net/David/ Observational  Astronomy

 

What are the tools of the Astronomer?

http://www.astronomynotes.com/telescop/s2.htm Telescope

http://hubble.gsfc.nasa.gov/ The Hubble Telescope

 

Can you identify the purpose of some of the important Space Missions?

http://www.nasa.gov/missions/index.html Space Science Missions

http://www.thespaceplace.com/history/apollo2.html  History of the Apollo Space Mission

http://history.nasa.gov/ or http://osr.org/en-us/articles/the-history-of-space-exploration/ Historical Space Archives

http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/missions/missions.html NASA Space Shuttle Launches

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/list_main.html  Space Exploration Gallery: Explore Previous Shuttle Missions

http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/space_time/space_missions/ Space Mission News

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/ International Space Mission 

http://www.cosmonautadventures.com/ Cosmonauts Adventures

http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/sputnik/ Sputnik

 

Activity: Planet Building Cubes

http://stargazers.gsfc.nasa.gov/pdf/products/educator_guides/solar_system_puzzle_kit.pdf Solar System Puzzle


Space Image Resources

http://www.surveillance-video.com/space-july-2009.html

 


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