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View Resource Dying Stars and the Birth of the Elements (CLEA lab)

In this computer-based exercise, students analyze realistically simulated X-ray spectra of a supernova remnant and determine the abundances of various elements in them. In the end, they will find that the elements necessary for life on Earth -- the iron in their blood, the calcium in their bones -- are created in these distant explosions. The product consists of both downloadable software (PC...

View Resource Pi in the Sky

This is the third in a series of three booklets designed to teach students about basic mathematical and physical principles such as logarithms, geometry, and size and scale. Each book is loosely based on the NASA GLAST mission. The activities teach about radians and degree, angles, parallax, and the apparent sizes of objects. Students create and use devices to measure the apparent sizes of...

View Resource Magnetic Globe Lithograph

This activity demonstrates what a dipole magnetic field looks like in 3D. It was developed because the commonly used classroom demo (iron filings on a sheet of paper on top of a bar magnet) leads to student misconception that magnetic fields are two-dimensional. The reverse side of the litho features an artist-s conception of a gamma-ray image of a supernova.

View Resource Supernova Educator's Guide

The Supernova Educator?s Guide was developed by the XMM-Newton and GLAST E/PO programs. It features three curriculum enhancement activities and one scientific literacy activity, extensive background information, assessment rubrics, student worksheets, extension and transfer activities, and detailed information about the physical science and mathematics content standards. An electronic version o...

View Resource Seeing and Exploring the Universe Resource Guide

This guide provides an overview of 16 NASA missions studying the structure and evolution of the Universe. A description of the science and educational programs for each mission is provided, along with a list of other relevant resources and websites. The following missions are described in the guide: Advanced Composition Explorer(ACE), Astro-E2, Chandra, Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer...

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