Educator Guide

What is Your Cosmic Connection to the Elements? (2005)
The cover page of What is Your Cosmic Connection to the Elements? (2005)

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Audience: Educators
Grades: 9-12
Product Number: EG-2003-7-023-GSFC


This booklet provides information and classroom activities on topics in astronomy, physics and chemistry. Chemistry teachers will find information about the cosmic origin of the chemical elements. The astronomy topics include the big bang, life cycles of small and large stars, supernovae, and cosmic rays. Physics teachers will find information on fusion processes and physical principles important in stellar evolution. The "What is Your Cosmic Connection to the Elements?" poster supplements this booklet.

What is Your Cosmic Connection to the Elements? (2005) [918KB PDF file]

What is Your Cosmic Connection to the Elements? Poster