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Science Olympiad Astronomy Webinar
Science Olympiad Astronomy WebinarScience Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing interest in science for all students.

STOP for Science
STOP for ScienceSTOP for Science Science Topic Outreach Posters A science enrichment program for Grades K-6.

Space Math @ NASA
Space Math @ NASASpace Math @ NASA introduces students to the use of mathematics in today's scientific discoveries.

Constellation Activities & Poster set
Constellation PostersThis set of handouts/ activities and posters represents some of the most dramatic images made by combining data from the best of modern telescopes.

Investigating Supernova Remnants
Investigating SNRAn activity that uses Chandra data to investigate several supernova remnants to determine if the supernova was a Type II core collapse or a Type Ia thermonuclear event.

Classroom-Ready Activities In this section you will find classroom-ready actvities that fall into the following categories
(available as html & pdf files):

Investigations

Earth and Space Science
Ice Core Records – From Volcanoes to Supernovas (High School Version)
  • Teacher Guide html | pdf
  • Background Information
    • The Scientific Evidence within the Ice Core Record html | pdf
    • Icelandic Volcanoes and the Greenland Ice Sheet Connection html | pdf
    • The Historical Sunspot Record html | pdf
    • The Astronomers Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler html | pdf
    • John Flamsteed and the Cassiopeia A Supernova Event html | pdf
    • King Charles II and Cassiopeia A html | pdf
    • Summarizing the Evidence for Dating the Cas A Supernova html | pdf
  • Student Ice Core Records Investigation html | pdf
    • Student Ice Core Data Worksheet (B&W) pdf
    • Student Ice Core Data Worksheet (Color) pdf
    • Volcanic Eruptions Data Tables pdf
    • Solar Proton Events and Supernova Data Tables pdf
    • Ice Core Data Worksheet Labeled (Answer Key B&W) pdf
    • Ice Core Data Worksheet Labeled (Answer Key - color) pdf
  • Entire Ice Core Strip Versions
    • Entire Ice Core Strip Labeled (B&W) pdf
    • Entire Ice Core Strip Unlabeled (B&W) pdf
    • Entire Ice Core Strip Unlabeled (Color) pdf
    • Entire Ice Core Strip Labeled (Color) pdf
Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMR)
Stellar Evolution Stars
  • Variable Stars html
  • Plotting Pulsating Variable Stars on the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram html
    • Teacher Guide html | pdf
    • Background Information html | pdf
      • Plotting Pulsating Variable Stars on the H-R Diagram Student Activity html | pdf
      • H-R Diagram Answer Key pdf
      • Blank H-R Diagram Student Worksheet pdf
      • Bright and Nearby Star Data Tables pdf
Imaging
  • De-Coding Starlight: From Pixels to Images (Introduction to Imaging)
  • Investigating Supernova Remnants (Ds9 Image Analysis)
    • Introduction and Background: html
    • Download instructions for ds9: html
    • Tutorial to use the ds9 software: html
    • X-Ray Spectroscopy and Supernova Remnants ds9 Version: html | PDF
    • X-Ray Spectroscopy and Supernova Remnants Pencil and Paper Version: html | PDF
    • Cas A: The Supernova as Cosmic Recycling Center: A set of 6 activities that utilizes ds9 and Chandra data to explore the science of Cas A
  • The Cartwheel Galaxy
    • Cartwheel Galaxy Introduction html | PDF
    • Star Formation and U/HLXs in the Cartwheel Galaxy ds9 Activity html | PDF
    • Teacher Guide and Answer Key html | PDF
  • 3-Color Composite Images of Supernova Remnants (Ds9 Image Analysis Activity)
    • 3-Color Composite Images Activity html | pdf
    • 3-Color Composite Images Answer Key pdf
  • Estimating the Age of Supernova Remnants (Ds9 Image Analysis Activity)
  • Analyzing X-Ray Pulses from Stellar Cores (Ds9 Image Analysis Activity)


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