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Educational Links

 

Online Activities: The links below take you to online activities, projects, and information that can help you with the science of JDEM's mission.

Solar Supernova?: can you solve the space mystery and find out if the Sun will explode?

Dying Stars and the Birth of the Elements: an online activity about how heavy elements like iron and calcium are created in the fiery forge of a supernova. Students examine an actual X-ray spectrum of a supernova and determine how hot and how much of each element are in it!

The Universe Adventure is a delightful Flash tour of the Universe and our models of it. It goes over basic science of astronomy, leading up to the important principles of cosmology. It was sponsored by the Physics Department at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Astronomy Notes, an introductory primer to astronomy

Classroom materials: Printed material that can be downloaded or ordered for use in your classrooms.

Supernova Educators Unit: a series of activities designed to teach students about supernova, including why stars explode, how the expanding gas can be used to determine the age of the supernova, and all about pulsars.

Dying Stars and the Birth of the Elements: an online activity about how heavy elements like iron and calcium are created in the fiery forge of a supernova. Students examine an actual X-ray spectrum of a supernova and determine how hot and how much of each element are in it!

Last updated: 04/30/2009