Astronomy is the study of the universe. Here are some examples of why studying space beyond Earth is important: the moon drives the ocean’s tidal system, asteroid impacts have repeatedly devastated Earth’s inhabitants, and energy from the sun drives our weather and climates. A knowledge of astronomy is essential to understanding the Earth. Astronomers can also use a knowledge of Earth materials, processes and history to understand other planets – even those outside of our own solar system.
Main Idea: Production of elements during a star’s life-cycle .
Standard: HS-ES1-3 Earth’s Place in the Universe.
Communicate scientific ideas about the way stars, over their life cycle, produce elements.
Lesson 1 (or “Day 1”) Material
Lesson 2 (or “Day 2”) Material
- Day 2 Instructor Presentation
- Day 2 Student Handout
- Day 2 Rubric
- Read Earth 43 – Deep Space (NASA)
- Read Earth 43 – Deep space exploration
- Read Earth 43 – Small satellites
Lesson 3 (or “Day 3”) Material
Lesson 4 (or “Day 4”) Material
insert videos here …
4:09 Pluto 101 | National Geographic
10:27 How the Universe is Way Bigger Than You Think
2:33 Star Size Comparison HD
Compare Contrast and Debate
Background: type the context for debate here …..
- Position A: type position A here ….
- Position B: type position B here ….
Resources Documents and Links
Special Notes and Notices
- Science & Engineering Practice: Engage in scientific argument from evidence.
- Cross-Cutting Concept: Systems and System Models.