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Other

Description:

In this activity, students develop and demonstrate their ability to use textual information and data to persuade a reading audience of the benefits of using microcalorimeter detectors to do X-ray astronomy. They will summarize in their own words various reading selections, and use results from previous exercises in their persuasion writing. This final assignment will serve as closure. Students have learned about doing astronomy at different energies, about the life cycles of the stars, about how new technology can improve understanding of the way the Universe works. In this assignment, all of that information will be integrated into a writing exercise. Students will invent an X-ray satellite, name it, draw a picture of it and try to sell it through their written summation.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Earth Science
  • Science > Astronomy
  • Science > Physical Sciences

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-021,Higher Education,NSDL,Technical Education (Lower Division),Science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110201173531516T,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Science -- Space sciences,General Public,Science -- Physical sciences,High School,Space Science,Science -- Earth science,Science -- Astronomy,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Physics,Geoscience

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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