Middle school students who are taking industrial technology classes (Itech students) will use technology to learn about orbiting spacecraft designed to study astronomical objects. Technological tools will include a Satellite Dish, VCR, the Computer Lab and a modem.
Elements of modern astrophysics can be successfuly introduced even in Itech classes. Space-based observatories carry aboard instruments that offer unique perspectives into the understanding of the Universe. Exposing Itech students to the goals and basic ideas of the EUVE sattelite mission and the Hubble Space Telescope, for example, will help them understand concepts dealing with the size, composition, and likely destiny of the Universe.
The thematic unit of instruction will be using special technological tools to view the Space Transportation System Cluster featuring the HST and EUVE NASA missions.
Itech Students will be able to:
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