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Astronomy Scope and Sequence: This scope and sequence is an annotated list of on-line and print resources organized around fundamental topics in astronomy and space science. The list includes background information for teachers, a range of activities that help students discover astronomical concepts and methods, and resource sites which provide up-to-date information, data, simulations, and useful programs.

 K-4 How Satellites See by Chris Wilder. For grades 3-6. Meet three NASA satellites and compare images from each to learn how they "see" the Universe at different wavelengths. [CSE]

Third From The Sun by Ronna Voorsanger. For elementary school students. Learn about observing earth from space and guess the locations pictured in Landsat images. [Exploratorium]

 4-6 Auroras: Paintings In The Sky by Mish Denlinger. For middle school students. An introduction to auroras and the processes that create these mysterious lights. [Exploratorium]

Satellite Data Flow Demonstration by Marlene Wilson and Dennis Biroscak. For middle school students. Hands-on "lab" with documentation shows how data get from satellite to scientist. [CSE]

 5-8 Best Of The Solar System by Maureen Kerr and Priscilla Strain. For middle school students. A student introduction to planetary research through images of solar system objects. [CEPS/NASM]

Classifying Galaxies by George and Jane Hastings. For middle school students. Learn to identify and classify galaxies the way astronomers do. Then go to the Hubble Space Telescope Institute for more advanced study. [SMV]

The Comet's Tale by CSE@SSL For middle school students. A self-guided tour of the history, structure, and orbits of comets, and their impact on life here on earth. [CSE]

Geography From Space by Vicky Portway. Students learn to examine and interpret images of Earth taken by satellites such as LANDSAT. [NASM]

Guest Investigator Puzzle by Timothy Keys and Isabel Hawkins. For middle school students. Learn a basic technique of astrophysics research by matching EUV spectra of "mystery" stars with those of known stars. [CSE]

The Light Tour By Robyn Battle. For middle school students. A self-guided introduction to properties of light and applications to astronomy. [CSE]

The Martian Sun-Times by Florence Vaughan and Jeff Benson. For middle school students. Weather reporters obtain current data on seasons, temperatures and clouds on Mars and compare to conditions on Earth. [CSE]

Search For Ice And Snow by Alan Gould. For grades middle and high school students. Students devise ways to find frozen reservoirs of water using NASA shuttle images. [LHS]

 7-9 Exploring Magnetism by CSE@SSL The Exploring Magnetism unit contains sequential lessons on magnetism that inspire students to learn how electricity and magnetism are connected and to apply their knowledge. The goal is for students to develop a deeper understanding of electromagnetism through inquiry and hands-on activities. The first two sessions form the basic lessons called Exploring Magnetism and the third session, named Exploring Magnetism in the Solar Wind, explores magnetism in the Solar Wind being studied by the STEREO-IMPACT mission. NOTE: Session 3 is not currently available in electronic form. [CSE]

Big Trouble In Earthquake Country by Kevin Cuff. For middle school students. Learn about the likelihood and hazards of quakes; create strategies to minimize loss of life and damage to local infrastructure. [LHS]

Exploring The Planets by Priscilla Strain, Maureen Kerr, and Vicky Portway. For middle and high school students. Discover the wonders of the solar system through an extensive image collection in self guided exhibits on planets, comets, and NASA satellite missions. [CEPS/NASM]

Find That Planet! by Alan Gould. For middle and high school students. Make a horizon planetarium to find the locations of planets in the sky. High School students can use position data to make a sky map. [LHS]

The Great Satellite Search! by Regan Lum. For high school students. Learn skills of doing Internet research and then organize and present information on one of several science satellite missions. [Exploratorium]

Measuring Stellar Temperatures: How Hot Is That Star? by Jim Meunier and Jim Lehman. For middle school students. This multi-part module uses the Sun as a first example to illustrate how astronomers measure temperature using a star's spectrum. [SMV]

Spectra From Space by Neil Fetter. For middle school students. Meet four different astronomy satellites and do hands-on activities illustrating different spectral wavelengths. [Exploratorium]

Surfing For Earthquakes And Volcanoes by Patty Coe and Michael Merrick. For middle school students. Use the Internet to research earthquakes and volcanoes and plot locations to determine continental plate boundaries. [CSE]

X-Ray Candles: Solar Flares On Your Birthday by CSE@SSL. Students will "discover" the solar cycle through an investigation of solar x-ray flares. Using GOES x-ray data, they will record the total number of flares in their birth month over 11 years and will compute the percentage of high class flares which occur for each year. Students will graph their findings to help them identify the long term pattern of flare activity on the Sun. [CSE]

 9-12 Electromagnetic Radiation - On Trial by Nellie Levine. For high school students. Gather evidence of beneficial or nefarious properties of various types of EM radiation. [CSE]

Eyes In The Sky by Bryan Yager. For middle school students. Students use technology to track and study orbiting NASA spacecraft. [CSE]

Graphing Stratospheric Ozone by Neil Fedder. For high school students. Interpret satellite images and plot ozone density to discover trends and cycles in environmental chemistry. [CSE]

Ice On Venus?? by Alan Gould. For middle and high school students. Use satellite images and on-line articles to investigate the composition of the Venusian surface. [LHS]

Sunspots by Noel Wanner, Jim Spadaccini, Igor Ruderman, and Ann Miller-Bagwell. What are sunspots and what do we know about them? Explore history and modern research into these mysterious spots and do some solar science yourself. [Exploratorium]

Take A Spin Through The Solar System by Kevin McCarron, Ginger Privat, and Nellie Levine. For middle school students. Use data from NASA web sites to measure and calculate rotation rates of planets and the Sun. [CSE]

Exploring The Interstellar Medium by CSE@SSL. Includes descriptions of the Interstellar Medium and some hands-on activities to explore the science concepts discussed (heat and temperature, interactions between light and matter). [CSE]

Television In The Sky: A Cathode Ray Tube And Aurora Ceation Analogy by CSE@SSL. This web-based lesson compares how auroral light produced on the Earth's atmospheric screen is similar to the images produced on the screen of a television or computer monitor's Cathode Ray Tube.[CSE]

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