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Amazing Space

Reveal the beauty and wonder of the cosmos to your students with this comprehensive listing of all of our interactive activities, graphic organizers, science content reading selections, and more. A description, suggestions for using the resource in the classroom, and related materials accompany each tool

Published by Space Telescope Science Institute

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Grade Level(s):9, 10, 11, 12
Curriculum Areas:Professional Development

astronomy, constellations, telescope, space, zenith, horizon

Essential Question(s)
1. How can students with below grade level reading skills learn astronomy?
2. What are the challenges in teaching astronomy to young children?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What is the role parents can play in the teaching of astronomy?
2. Share your ideas about how to engage parents in your astronomy science lessons.

Extension and Activities
1. Read stories about the constellations. Using the Tonight's Sky portion of this website to see constellations are visible at the time of year that you are studying astronomy. Have the class create their own constellation stories. Using foil sticker stars, black paper and chalk, create outline pictures of what their constellations will look like in the night sky.

""Education is not the filling of a glass, but the lighting of a fire." W.B. Yeats"

pictureSuzanne Collins
Theatre Teacher
Los Angeles Unified School DIstrict, California

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