This lesson aligns with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS):
"STANDARD 8 - The Universe and Practices of Science.
The teacher understands and applies accepted practices and implications of science in contemporary and historical contexts.
8B. understands the properties and dynamics of objects external to the solar system.
8F. compares the processes involved in the life cycle of objects within the galaxies, including their physical and chemical characteristics.
8G. demonstrates the ability to use instruments or to explain functions of the technologies and tools used in the study of the space sciences."
First PowerPoint lesson in the unit on "Stars and Galaxies." The lesson explains how astronomers use constellations and stellar characteristics to identify stars and star distances.
A separate student note guide is available for this lesson as well.
PowerPoint lessons contain many graphics and at least two links to short videos to further student understanding.
PowerPoint slides also contain notes for the instructor based on students most "frequently asked questions" or FAQ's to help clarify the subject.
A class activity is included at the end of each lesson and a 20-question interactive quiz/review at kahoot.it is also included as a link in the last slide.
* All PowerPoint lessons; ActivInspire programs; student note sheets/activities and assessments for this unit can be found under the "Earth/Space Complete Unit XIV Stars and Galaxies" zip file folder.
Terms/concepts in this lesson include:
Orion the Hunter
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