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The 4-Point Backyard Diurnal Parallax Method
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On field, students have to image a given asteroid on two consecutive nights, producing two sets of images obtained over 10-15 minutes, each set separated by about 4-5 hours. In class, students have to process the images in order to measure the observed diurnal parallax and then determine the corresponding asteroid distance.

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Astronomy
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
International Astronomical Union
Provider Set:
astroEDU
Author:
Eduardo Manuel Alvarez
Date Added:
02/06/2018
Coma Cluster of Galaxies
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This classroom activity for high school students uses a collection of Hubble Space Telescope images of galaxies in the Coma Cluster. Students study galaxy classification and the evolution of galaxies in dense clustered environments.

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Astronomy
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
International Astronomical Union
Provider Set:
astroEDU
Author:
Keely Finkelstein, McDonald Observatory
Date Added:
06/24/2014
Cosmology and Astronomy: Apsidal Precession (Perihelion Precession) and Milankovitch Cycles
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This 7-minute video lesson looks at apsidal precession (Perihelion Precession) and Milankovitch Cycles. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 75 of 85]

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Salman Khan
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Cosmology and Astronomy: Are Southern Hemisphere Seasons More Severe?
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This 7-minute video lesson addresses the question: Are southern hemisphere seasons more severe because of the eccentricity in Earth's orbit? [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 72 of 85]

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Cosmology and Astronomy: Beginnings of Life (2): Ozone Layer and Eukaryotes Show Up in the Proterozoic Eon
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This 10-minute video lesson contiues to discuss the beginnings of life on Earth. The ozone layer and eukaryotes show up in the proterozoic eon. It includes the great oxygenation event (oxygen catastrophe). [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 40 of 85]

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Cosmology and Astronomy: Beginnings of Life (3): Biodiversity Flourishes in Phanerozoic Eon
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This 10-minute video lesson continues to discuss the beginnings of life on Earth. It looks at the Cambrian explosion and biodiversity in the Phanerozoic Eon. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 41 of 85]

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Cosmology and Astronomy: Chronometric Revolution
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This 10-minute video lesson discusses chronometry and the relatively recent changes in our ability as a species to shine light on our deep past. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 81 of 85]

Subject:
Astronomy
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Cosmology and Astronomy: Cosmic Background Radiation (2)
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This 10-minute video lesson continues the discussion of cosmic background radiation. It looks at the redshift of the cosmic background Radiation. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 12 of 85]

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Cosmology and Astronomy: Detectable Civilizations in our Galaxy 1
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This 13-minute video lesson presents a framework for thinking about how many detectable civilizations are out there. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 59 of 85]

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Astronomy
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Cosmology and Astronomy: Detectable Civilizations in our Galaxy 2
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This 9-minute video lesson considers why we even care about the Drake Equation. It ponders the fraction of a planet's life when a civilization might be detectable. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 60 of 85]

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Cosmology and Astronomy: Development of Agriculture and Writing
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This 13-minute video looks at the development of agriculture and writing in the Paleolithic and Neolithic eras of the Stone Age. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 67 of 85]

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Cosmology and Astronomy: Four Fundamental Forces
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This 10-minute video lesson looks at the four fundamental forces: Gravity, weak interaction, electromagnetic force, and strong interaction. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 15 of 85]

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Cosmology and Astronomy: K-Ar Dating Calculation—É
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This 11-minute video lesson works through a calculation for K-Ar dating (it is good to have some prior experience with e and logarithms to understand). [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 80 of 85]

Subject:
Astronomy
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Cosmology and Astronomy: Milankovitch Cycles   Precession and Obliquity
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This 13-minute video lesson looks at how changes in Earth's rotation can effect Earth's seasons and climate. It discusses Milankovitch Cycles, Precession, and Obliquity. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 71 of 85]

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Salman Khan
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Cosmology and Astronomy: Potassium-Argon (K-Ar) Dating
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This 11-minute video lesson looks at Potassium-Argon (K-Ar) dating and it can be used to date very old volcanic rock and the things that might be buried in between. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 79 of 85]

Subject:
Astronomy
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Salman Khan
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Cosmology and Astronomy: Precession Causing Perihelion to Happen Later
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This 12-minute video lesson clarifies the effect of axial precession on the calendar and the date of perihelion and aphelion. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 73 of 85]

Subject:
Astronomy
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011