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View Resource Contemporary Laboratory Experiences in Astronomy

Contemporary Laboratory Experiences in Astronomy (CLEA) develops laboratory exercises that illustrate modern astronomical techniques using digital data and color images. They are suitable for high- school and college classes at all levels, but come with defaults set for use in introductory astronomy classes for non-science majors. Each CLEA laboratory exercise includes a dedicated computer...

View Resource Particle Soup: Nucleosynthesis

This lab activity provided by the University of Washington's Astronomy Department, gives an introduction to Big Bang Nucleosynthesis. This lab helps students understand why helium abundance in our universe provides crucial evidence for the Big Bang Model of the universe. The exercise provides a summary, background and theory, procedures, charts and diagrams and even a worksheet.

View Resource A Teacher's Guide to the Universe

This website, created by Lindsay Marie Bartolone at Princeton University, gives astronomy teachers labs and activities for their students that meet the requirements of the Core Curriculum Content Standards of the State of New Jersey and by the National Science Education Standards. Topics range from scales of the solar system to introductory cosmology. There are also links to information about...

View Resource Exploring Planets in the Classroom: Hands-On Activities

Provided by the Hawaii Space Grant Consortium, the Exploring Planets in the Classroom: Hands-On Activities Web site offers 25 science activities for students. Categories include an introduction to the solar system, planetary properties, volcanology, impact craters, dynamic earth, gradation, gravity forces and rockets, the moon, remote sensing, and Mars. Just one example of the many quality...

View Resource At Home Astronomy: Where is the Sun?

This web page contains an activity to track the position of the sun at different times during the year. Participants create their own sundials and mark the location of the sun’s shadow over a period of time. An explanation of the results is included along with links to a related site and other astronomy activities.

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