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This is a lesson about the shape of objects in space. Learners will observe the surface of rotating potatoes to help them understand how astronomers use variations in reflective brightness to determine the shape of asteroids.
This is a lesson about ice worlds in the outer planetary regions and the role they play in understanding the Solar System. Learners will role-play stories connecting science-related literature to ice worlds, view and interpret space-based images of... (View More) ice worlds, and investigate surface and interior features of outer planetary ice worlds. Photometry and spectroscopy will be used as background. Activities include small group miming, speaking, drawing, and/or writing. This is the lesson 11 of 12 in the unit, Exploring Ice in the Solar System. (View Less)
This is an activity about the properties of light as seen in prisms and rainbows. The activity also focuses on the process used to explore scientific questions pertaining to these topics, thereby developing tools and strategies for student inquiry.... (View More) Learners will shine two types of light through a prism to create a light spectrum. They will then make observations as to the nature of the "rainbow," how the angle of the prism affects what is seen, and if the light source creates noticeable differences in the resulting light spectrum. This is lesson 2 in a collection titled, In a Different Light. (View Less)
This is an activity about measuring craters using shadows and geometry. Learners will make a model crater and use a light source to make a shadow. When they are familiar with the techniques for estimating depths from shadows, they will apply their... (View More) skills to a photograph of three lunar craters. This is Activity C-14 of Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0: A Collection of Activities and Resources for Teaching Astronomy DVD-ROM, which is available for purchase. (View Less)