Discovery Check-Out Kits
Discovery Check-Out Kits from the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum help teachers bring space science into the classroom. Each Discovery Kit is full of learning resources for teachers and students to explore. It also includes a curriculum guide for teachers. Topics relevant to the VERITAS project include Gravity and Black Holes and Sun-Earth Connection.
To purchase a Discovery Kit for your VERITAS partner site, please contact Amanda Maynard (312-322-0340) at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois. Each kit costs approximately $300 plus shipping and handling. Each VERITAS partner site is responsible for facilitating the distribution of kits to interested teachers.
For more information about Discovery Check-Out Kits, please visit the Adler Planetarium Web Site.
No person has ever been close enough to a black hole to actually fall into one, but if a person ever got close enough, their body would stretch out as they were pulled into the black hole. In this activity you will make a spaghettification flip book that will demonstrate how the strong gravitational pull of a black hole would stretch any astronaut unlucky enough to encounter one in space. Learn more.
Have you ever wondered why astronauts can bounce around on the Moon? Or why would you weigh less on another planet? The answer is: The Force of Gravity. This lab allows you to play with gravity in a way that you normally cannot. Learn more.
AGN Taxonomy Interactive | Investigate a 3D AGN model!
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- The ASPIRE Lab is an interactive science education web site that features free curriculum created by teachers, for teachers. It includes interactive, hands-on labs - free!
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- This NASA website provides a thorough overview of gamma rays http://imagers.gsfc.nasa.gov/ems/gamma.html
- Goddard Space Flight Center and NASA's Imagine the Universe brings you a simple introduction to Gamma Ray Astronomy Basic Gamma-ray Astronomy
- See Gamma-ray bursts in real time with the Gamma-Ray Burst Real-time Sky Map
- Learn about the history of our understanding of Gamma Ray Bursts
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- Download a free Podcast about Gamma-ray bursts from Universe Today
- Share a song about gamma rays with your class at AstroCapella
- The Amazing Space website includes lesson plans and online activities about Black Holes, telescopes, and the electromagnetic spectrum.