GALEX Educational Activities for Teachers
The following classroom activity articles developed by The Space Place staff at JPL have been published in past issues of the International Technology Education Association's (ITEA) journal The Technology Teacher. We are now making them available in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format so that all teachers may use them. Adobe Reader is available free for downloading from the Adobe web site.
Most of the activities can be adapted for grades 4-8. Some may also be of interest to grades 9-12. These activities support the Standards for Technological Literacy, as developed by ITEA.
Gives simple, yet authoritative answers to the questions "Why is the sky blue?" and "Why is the sky black at night?"
Students read about how the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft is looking into the ancient history of the universe.