Learning About the Stars Our first week of the space theme covered: stars sun moon astronomer clouds We made our own stargazer telescopes so we could pretend to be an astronomer. We used blue paint with a little silver glitter paint to paint a cardboard roll. Then we added sparkly star stickers. We learned about...Read More »
Is Proxima b a Water World? Proxima Centauri B aka Proxima b sits right outside of our solar system. In fact as far as exoplanets go it is the best chance we have at studying an exoplanet up close and personal. Proxima b was discovered only a few months ago and at first was thought to be within the habitable zone meaning that it is within range of a sun as we are and that there could be possibilities of it sustaining life! This was a very exciting discovery for astronomers and scientists…
Why Starburst Galaxies "Burst" - Astronomers studied NGC 253 with ALMA to find out. These new ALMA data reveal a diffuse envelope of carbon monoxide gas (shown in red), which surrounds stellar nurseries -- regions of active star formation (in yellow). By dissecting these regions with ALMA, astronomers are uncovering clues to the processes and conditions that drive furious star formation. The ALMA data are superimposed on a Hubble image that covers part of the same region.
John Dee (13 July 1527–1608 or 1609) was an English mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, occultist, navigator, imperialist, and consultant to Queen Elizabeth I. He devoted much of his life to the study of alchemy, divination and Hermetic philosophy.
Dunes in Noachis Terra Region of Mars This enhanced-color image shows sand dunes trapped in an impact crater in Noachis Terra, Mars. Dunes and sand ripples of various shapes and sizes display the natural beauty created by physical processes. The area covered in the image is about six-tenths of a mile (1 kilometer) across.
Activities about The Solar System - Zoom Astronomy This gives you a workbook with tabs over the 8 planets, you could take pluto out. I really like how it is just a whole book over the solar system. It gives some good information on each planet which is good.
This 169 page outer space unit is stacked to the moon with materials that are great for teaching about the amazing things out there in space. The lessons, activities, games, and worksheets are all aligned with the COMMON CORE standards. This unit is a cross curricular unit that covers elements of science, math, and literacy/language arts!