Access Point #: SC.8.E.5.Pa.4

Recognize a technology tool created for space exploration and adapted for personal use, such as computers, telescopes, or satellites.
General Information
Number: SC.8.E.5.Pa.4
Category: Participatory
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Big Idea: Earth in Space and Time : The origin and eventual fate of the Universe still remains one of the greatest questions in science. Gravity and energy influence the formation of galaxies, including our own Milky Way Galaxy, stars, the planetary systems, and Earth. Humankind’s need to explore continues to lead to the development of knowledge and understanding of the nature of the Universe.

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2002100: M/J Comprehensive Science 3
2002110: M/J Comprehensive Science 3, Advanced
2001010: M/J Earth/Space Science
2001020: M/J Earth/Space Science, Advanced
7820017: Access M/J Comprehensive Science 3
2002085: M/J Comprehensive Science 2 Accelerated Honors
2001025: M/J STEM Astronomy and Space Science

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Lesson Plan

Creativity in Science:

Scientists and engineers, who know a lot about technology, worked together to create satellites so many different things could be studied. In this lesson, students will learn about the launch of the Swift satellite and the data that the satellite collects and sends to Earth. The focus of the lesson is on the people involved in the project and their careers and cooperative activities. Students also explore the different job roles in the development of satellites and web pages used to communicate scientific discoveries from those satellites, with a particular focus on gamma ray bursts.

Type: Lesson Plan

Teaching Idea

The Origin of the Moon:

Most planetary scientists expected that lunar samples brought to Earth at the end of each of the six Apollo missions would confirm one of three leading hypotheses of the Moon's origin. Instead, samples left all three explanations unconfirmed, requiring the development of a new hypothesis for how the Moon formed. This video segment adapted from NOVA shows Apollo 15 astronauts collecting a type of rock that would help change our understanding of the Moon's - and Earth's - earliest history.

Type: Teaching Idea

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