Light and Color

Project SPECTRA!

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http://lasp.colorado.edu/education/spectra/index.htm
University of Colorado Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics

Project SPECTRA! is a science and engineering program for 6th - 12th grade students, focusing on how light is used to explore the Solar System. Project SPECTRA!  read more »

GAVRT (the Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope Project)

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NASA, JPL, and the Lewis Center for Educational Research
http://www.lewiscenter.org/gavrt/
http://deepspace.jpl.nasa.gov/dsn/gavrt/index.html

The Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope (GAVRT) project is an exciting venture that is bringing hands-on scientific discovery to America's classrooms.  read more »

Chandra & the X-Ray Universe Classroom Activities

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NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory
http://chandra.harvard.edu/edu/formal/index.html

Chandra offers investigations, activities, teacher's guides and answer keys, performance tasks, and demonstrations on the topics of: the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, stellar evolution, and the EM spectr  read more »

Stellar Illumination

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NASA New Horizons Mission to Pluto and Beyond
http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/education/educators.php

Students explore how a stellar occultation occurs, how planetary atmospheres can be discovered, and how planetary diameters can be determined using actual light curves from stellar occultation events.  read more »

In a Different Light

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A unit with six lessons for grades 6-12 that develops the understanding that visible light is composed of a full range of colors, that extends the concept of a spectrum to include non-visible light (i  read more »

Cosmic Questions: Our Place in Space and Time

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A set of 8 activities for Grades 7-12 developed for the Cosmic Questions exhibit. The activities can be used as stand-alone without seeing the exhibit.  read more »

Project ASTRO

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Project ASTROв„ў is a national program that improves the teaching of astronomy and physical science by linking professional and amateur astronomers with local educators.  read more »

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