This item is an interactive set of astronomical images produced from four types of telescopes: radio, infrared, x-ray, and visible-light. Image sets include the Milky Way, the crab nebula, a supernova, and the most luminous star in our galaxy. The organization of the images allows students to easily compare how the various telescopes detect different wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation. This collection was produced especially for Teachers' Domain, and includes background information, questions for classroom discussion, and content standards. Teachers' Domain is an NSF-funded pathway of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL). It is a growing collection of more than 1,000 free educational resources compiled by researchers and experienced teachers to promote the use of digital resources in the classroom.


  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9


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