This
booklet
is
a
collection
of
15
problems
that
incorporate
data
from
the
Hinode
solar
observatory.
These
problems
cover
topics
in
sunspot
structure,
spectroscopy,
solar
rotation,
magnetic
fields,
density
and
temperature
of
hot
gases,
and
solar
flares.
The
math
skills
covered
include
finding
the
scale
of
an
image
to
determine
actual
physical
sizes
in
images,
time
calculations,
volumes
of
cylinders,
...



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This activity gives an easy way for students to measure the relationship between distance and brightness. Once students discover the relationship, they can begin to understand how astronomers use this knowledge to determine the distances to stars and far away galaxies.



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In this handson activity, students explore the relationship between angular size, actual size, and distance by using their finger, thumb and fist as a unit of angular measurement.



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This 26slide PowerPoint is an introduction to methods of analyzing student cloud observations reported to the S'COOL project and for analyzing corresponding student observation/



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This
booklet
includes
11
problems
of
increasing
difficulty
that
explore
the
properties
of
black
holes.
Students
learn
about
the
relationship
between
black
hole
size
and
mass,
time
dilation,
energy
extraction,
accretion
disks,
and
what?s
inside
a
black
hole
by
working
with
a
series
of
math
problems
that
feature
simple
algebra,
scientific
notation,
exponential
functions,
and
the
Pythagorean
Theorem.
...



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This
booklet
includes
17
problems
relating
to
the
Moon
and
its
exploration.
Images
from
NASA
are
analyzed
to
determine
image
scales
and
the
physical
sizes
of
various
crates
and
features.
The
probability
of
meteor
impacts
near
a
lunar
colony
are
calculated,
and
the
horizon
distance
is
determined
using
simple
geometry.
Also
covered
are:
determining
the
mass
of
the
Moon,
a
simple
model
for
the
lunar
...



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This booklet includes 31 problems that involve a variety of math skills, including scientific notation, simple algebra, and calculus. Topics covered include black holes, ice on mercury, a mathematical model of the solar interior, sunspots, the heliopause, and coronal mass ejections, among many others. (8.5 x11, 28 pages, 11 color images, PDF file)



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This
booklet
contains
11
problems
and
nine
?Extra
for
Experts?
challenges
that
require
the
student
to
determine
the
scale
of
an
astronomical
image
involving
the
lunar
surface,
Mars,
planets,
stars
and
galaxies.
With
a
millimeter
ruler,
students
use
provided
textual
information
to
determine
the
image
scale
(e.g.
kilometers
per
millimeter)
and
then
identify
the
smallest
and
largest
features
in
the
images
...



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This
booklet
includes
19
problems
that
explore
the
topic
of
radiation
and
human
exposure
to
its
different
forms.
The
problems
span
math
abilities
from
basic
multiplication
and
unit
conversions,
to
algebra
and
calculus.
For
example,
students
learn
about
the
various
natural
radiation
dosages
to
which
they
are
exposed
daily,
work
quantitatively
with
authentic
radiation
dosage
units
to
estimate
the
total
...



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