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The Atmospheric Filter Unit

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Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators, Informal Education

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

This unit about the atmosphere includes five demonstrations and an activity for students to show how Earth's atmosphere filters or distorts electromagnetic radiation. Through a series of brief demonstrations given by the teacher, students observe some of the problems inherent in using astronomical telescopes on Earth's surface. A reproducible student worksheet is included.

The Atmospheric Filter Unit [185KB PDF file]

This unit of study is part of the Space-Based Astronomy Educator Guide.

Page Last Updated: December 31st, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild