ERIC Number: ED431594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Shedding a New Light on the Universe: An Information and Activity Booklet. Grades 9-12.
This activity booklet is divided into two parts. Part One presents basic information about the electromagnetic spectrum and multiwavelength astronomy with an emphasis on X-ray astronomy. Part Two describes X-ray detectors at a more advanced level. An introduction to the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) and its contributions to science is presented. Suggestions for activities that can be done by students or families, in the classroom or at home, are also featured. (WRM)
Descriptors: Astronomy, High Schools, Physics, Radiation, Satellites (Aerospace), Science Activities, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Space Exploration, Space Sciences, Spectroscopy, Technology Education
Web site: http://rxte.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/xte/learning_center/
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Greenbelt, MD. Goddard Space Flight Center.
Note: A product of the Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer Learning Center.