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McGraw-Hill shares these interactives to teach the astronomy basics. Each interactive allows students to manipulate parameters and gain a better understanding of topics such as Blackbody radiation, The Bohr model, retrograde motion, and the H-R diagrams by watching the effect of these manipulations. The interactives on the Doppler shift, eclipses, lunar phases, seasons, the solar system builder and H-R diagram are aligned to the curriculum. Requires Flash.
In this lesson, students will explore the Big Bang Theory through academic games and a large technology-based project that accommodates all learner types, deepening their knowledge and understanding of the evidences for the Big Bang Theory. Shared by CPALMS, the State of Florida’s source for standards-aligned, free, and high-quality instructional/educational resources.
The Cosmic Questions Educator’s Guide draws from the wealth of high-quality astronomy and astrophysics curricula and shares activities that best introduce and teach the complex concepts. This is not intended to be a comprehensive curriculum, rather teachers can pick and choose the materials that are most appropriate for you . The guide was developed in conjunction with a Cosmic Questions museum exhibit but the activities can also be used independently. Activities 1 and 3 are well-aligned to the curriculum and the others are recommended for enrichment. Shared by Harvard University and the Smithsonian.
This website shares a series of interactives, quizzes, and past Regents tests for students in New York State. It shares illustrative examples of topics across the curriculum and would be good for students to review at home.
A team of master teachers, university faculty , and NASA researchers have created a series of web-based astronomy and astrobiology lessons for the CERES Project. These classroom-ready activities for K-12 students represent a robust combination of teaching/learning strategies. This site is old, but the tasks and content have been vetted and the curricular connections are still relevant.