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Hubble's Amazing Rescue
Learn the Science
HOW HUBBLE WORKS
The world's most beloved telescope, Hubble, was placed in orbit above the Earth's atmosphere in 1990. Help your students understand the technology behind it.
Hubble's Amazing Rescue (Video)
Find out what happens when problems arise on the most important science task of the mission—installing a new high-powered camera. (Chapter 3, 9:00 min.)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/lessonideas/3611_hubble_video.html


How It Sees (Interactive)
Learn how the Hubble cameras work by assembling the famous image of the Eagle Nebula from the telescope's raw data.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/0303/01-howi-flash.html


Explore Major Discoveries of Hubble (Viewing Ideas: Before Watching #1)
View images and descriptions of Hubble's Top Ten Discoveries and discuss the importance of each.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/viewing/0303_01_nsn.html

Curriculum Connections
Curriculum Connections: Dark energy, supernovas, gravity, nature of the universe, electromagnetic spectrum, extrasolar planet, elliptical galaxies, black holes, gamma rays, quasars, formation of planetary systems, planetary impacts, planetary nebulae

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
Explore What NASA Has Planned Beyond Hubble (Viewing Ideas: After Watching #4)
Compare Hubble and the space shuttle with their successors.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/viewing/0303_01_nsn.html

Curriculum Connections
NASA, space exploration, James Web Space Telescope, Orion spacecraft, orbits, electromagnetic spectrum

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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