Really NEAT activity that is unique in that it can be used at many educational levels from kids to adults. In this cut and paste activity model, star properties are easily classified by surface temperature in Kelvin and absolute magnitude (luminosity). Kids really like this because it categorizes stars they know by name and shows them not only their actual picture but how "hot" (amount of heat) they are and how intrinsically bright they are. This activity also classifies stars by spectral type and color. The following stars are classified: Rigel, Vega, our Sun, Deneb, Sirius A, Procyon B, Barnard's Star, Aldebaran, and Betelgeuse. Lots of fun for many ages and level of learner.
A guaranteed hit all around!
A great addition to your astronomy teaching library.
Cut and paste or Velcro and laminate for special education applications and alternative assessments.
Within the classroom, this activity has been consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 5th – 9th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.
Great feedback from parents, teachers, administrators, and curriculum field professionals.
Applicable to many state science assessments and benchmarks.
Has been applied to state mandated North Carolina end of year tests for science in grades 5 and 8.
Even used by teachers in New York State as a preparation for the Earth Science Grade 9 Regents Exam.
Answer key provided.
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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*
Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”