Exploring the Solar System, the Galaxies, and the Universe with the Hubble Space Telescope
This activity has benefited from input from a review and suggestion process as a part of an activity development workshop.
This activity has benefited from input from faculty educators beyond the author through a review and suggestion process as a part of an activity development workshop. Workshop participants were provided with a set of criteria against which they evaluated each others' activities. For information about the criteria used for this review, see http://serc.carleton.edu/teacherprep/workshops/workshop07/activityreview.html.
This page first made public: May 2, 2007
This is an online pre-lab exercise designed to familiarize students the resources for studying our universe that are available on the Hubble Telescope Web site, located at: http://hubblesite.org.
This is a pre-lab online activity that students complete prior to laboratory sessions concerning the Solar System and the Universe. The students navigate through the web site, learning how to access teaching materials including videos, games, images, "news articles", and historical articles. Students read and analyze articles and videos, and answer questions designed to prepare them for laboratory activities. During lab students will develop a classroom activity for a K-6 classroom, based on the Hubble site.
Learn more about the course for which this activity was developed.
- Visualize Star Formation, planet formation, galaxy collisions
- Understand different approaches to determining the age of the Universe, and why there is controversy over its age
- Understand the Hubble telescope instrumentaion and how it observes the Universe
- Access diverse online teaching resources concerning the Universe and our solar system
- Prepare to develop grade-level appropriate activities tied to Georgia Performance Standards, using the Hubble site
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Teaching Notes and Tips
This is an exercise that requires students to go online and access a single website, navigate through the website following simple instructions, and answer content questions based on reading and on viewing videos contained on the site.Assignment handout and assignment handout with answers (Microsoft Word 65kB Jun13 07)
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Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level
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