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Hubble's Amazing Rescue
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Astronauts, astronomers, scientists, and engineers are all involved with space exploration. Find out more about their lives and work.
Hubble's Amazing Rescue (Video)
Learn all that goes in to being a spacewalker. (Chapters 1-3, 27:00 min.)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/lessonideas/3611_hubble_video.html


Arlie Petters (Video Profile)
Petters' personal journey has given him perspectives on both the deep cosmos and the divide between rich and poor countries. (8:27 min.)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3411/04.html


Hubble's Expanding Universe (Lesson/Multimedia)
Explore the life and work of renowned astronomer, Edwin Hubble, who shook the foundations of astronomy. Hubble theorized that billions of galaxies exist outside our own and laid the foundation for the Big Bang theory. Includes a video, background essay, and discussion questions
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/phy03.sci.phys.fund.hubble2/

Curriculum Connections
Edwin Hubble, galaxies, telescopes, nebulae, the Milky Way, Cepheids, light spectra, nature of the universe, Big Bang theory, Hubble's Law, Hubble Space Telescope

Standards
Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry; Earth and Space Science: Structure of the earth system, Earth's history, Earth in the solar system, Energy in the earth system, Geochemical cycles, Origin and evolution of the earth system, Origin and evolution of the universe; Science and Technology: Abilities of technological design, Understanding about science and technology; History and Nature of Science: Science as a human endeavor



EXTENSION ACTIVITY
Mars Dead or Alive. Where to Land? (Lesson/Multimedia)
Follow NASA engineers and scientists designing the Spirit and Opportunity rovers as they struggle to choose landing spots both safe enough for landing and geologically promising. Includes video, a background essay, and discussion questions.
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.eiu.wheretoland/

Curriculum Connections
Mars, Mars Exploration Rover mission, Spirit and Opportunity rovers, parachutes

Standards
Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry; Earth and Space Science: Structure of the earth system, Earth's history, Earth in the solar system, Energy in the earth system, Geochemical cycles, Origin and evolution of the earth system, Origin and evolution of the universe; Science and Technology: Abilities of technological design, Understanding about science and technology; History and Nature of Science: Science as a human endeavor



   

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