This PDF includes 36 task cards to help students demonstrate mastery on stars, galaxies and the electromagnetic spectrum. Two of the cards have been left blank so that you can add your own questions to the existing set. Student answer sheets and teacher answer key are provided. Ideas on ways to use them in the science classroom are also included.
For students to be successful with utilizing these cards, they should have prior knowledge of the following concepts and/or vocabulary:
- star life cycle
- basic parts of a wave (crest, trough, wavelength, amplitude, frequency)
- types of galaxies (spiral, irregular, and elliptical)
- H-R Diagram
- star color in relation to temperature
- relative sizes (Earth, solar system, galaxy, universe)
- EM Spectrum
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