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Space Science in Action - Astronomy (VIDEO)



What can you see in the night sky? Stars, planets, even a galaxy or two! It’s all covered in Astronomy. Students will learn about constellations, star movement and how scientists have studied celestial bodies throughout history-from Ptolemy and Copernicus to the work of the Hubble Space Telescope. Includes an interview with Kathy Thornton, one of the astronauts who repaired the Hubble while in orbit! Also includes a fun, hands-on activity where students will build their own sextant, demonstrating how ancient seafarers navigated using the movement of the stars. This program is based on the concepts outlined in the National Science Education Standards for Earth Science: Structure of the Earth System, Earth’s History and Earth in the solar system.


Junior Grades (4-6), Intermediate Grades (7-8) (JI)


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Tags: Science, Earth, Astronomy, movement, Grades, Grades, Hubble, Thornton, repaired