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Space-Based Astronomy Educator Guide

Cover of the Space-Based Astronomy Educator Guide

Product Type: Educator Guide
Audience: Educators, Informal Education

Grade Levels: 5-8
Publication Year: 2001
Product Number: EG-2001-01-122-HQ
Subjects: History


Why does NASA put telescopes in space? Students build simple spectroscopes and telescopes to learn the answer to this question. This educator guide is divided into units of study that include science demonstrations, lesson plans and student sheets so that students may learn about Earth's atmosphere, the electromagnetic spectrum and telescopes.

Space-Based Astronomy Educator Guide [8MB PDF file]

Individual Sections:
Introductory Pages
A Brief History of the United States Astronomy Spacecraft and Crewed Space Flights
Unit 1: The Atmospheric Filter
Unit 2: The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Unit 3: Collecting Electromagnetic Radiation
Unit 4: Down to Earth
Unit 5: Space-Based Astronomy on the Internet
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Page Last Updated: December 10th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild