ERIC Number: ED479515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Active Galaxies Educational Unit: An Educator's Guide with Activities in Science and Mathematics.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
As a part of its educational effort, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Education and Public Outreach group at Sonoma State University (SSU) has put together a series of activities based on the science of one of NASA's exciting space missions, the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST). GLAST is a NASA satellite planned for launch in 2006 that detects gamma rays, the highest energy light in the electromagnetic spectrum. This guide provides three hands-on activities to help students understand how the universe is studied and explored through the use of GLAST. Activities include: (1) Building Perspectives with Active Galaxies; (2) Zooming In on Active Galaxies; and (3) Light Travel Time and the Size of Active Galaxies. A glossary, science and mathematics standards correlations, and resources are provided. (MVL)
Descriptors: High Schools, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Space Exploration, Space Sciences
Web site: http://glast.sonoma.edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.