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Imagine the Universe Lesson Plans

The following Lesson Plans are available:

SubjectGrade LevelMath StandardScience StandardTitle & Topic
Math 6-8 Patterns & Functions
Algebra
Statistics
Science as Inquiry What's the Frequency, Roy G. Biv?

Wavelengths & frequencies in the EM spectrum

Math 6-8 Number Relationships
Algebra
Patterns & Functions
Statistics
Science as Inquiry
Origin/Evol. of Univ.
Technology Design/Understanding
How Big is That Star?

Determining the sizes of stars in eclipsing binary star systems

Math 6-9 Statistics Technology Design/Understanding Detective Digit and the Slap Happy Computer Caper

Using the binary number system

Math/Sp Sci 6-9 Number Relationships
Patterns & Functions
Science as Inquiry
Origin/Evol. of Univ.
Technology Design/Understanding
Lotto or Life:
What Are the Chances?

Probability of life elsewhere in the universe.

Math/Sp Sci 6-10 Algebra
Statistics
Discrete Mathematics
Science as Inquiry
Earth and Space Science
Science and Technology
History and Nature of Science
Get the Picture!

Constructing and analyzing images from digital satellite data

Math 7-12 Algebra
Statistics
Functions
Science as Inquiry
Motions & Forces
Time That Period!

Measuring periodic behavior

Adv Alg 9-12 Pattern Recognition Origin/Evol. of Univ. Stars and Slopes

Logarithmic plotting and classification of objects by their mathematical behavior

Math/Sp Sci 9-12 Problem Solving
Communication
Connections
Algebra
Statistics
Science as Inquiry
Physical Science
Earth and Space Science
Science as Technology
History and Nature of Science
Spectroscopy of Supernova Remnants

Multi-lesson unit on the origin of the elements and their identification in supernova remnants

Chemistry 11-12 Pattern Recognition Struct./Prop. of Matter
Origin/Evol.of Univ.
Supernova Chemistry!

Identifying elements using spectroscopy

Physics
Chemistry
11-12 Algebra
Representation
Unifying Concepts
Physical Science
Science & Tech.
History & Nature of Science
How Far... How Powerful

Find out how far away and how powerful gamma-ray bursts truly are

Our lesson plans are being developed by both teachers and the Imagine the Universe! Team. If you have an idea you'd like to contribute, be sure to write us.

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Imagine the Universe! is a service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

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Project Leader: Dr. Barbara Mattson
Curator: Meredith Gibb
Responsible NASA Official: Phil Newman
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This page last updated: Thursday, 26-Oct-2006 13:43:43 EDT