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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: Color in Astronomy
Submitted by: Xu vang on Jun 30, 2006
Date Last Modified: Jun 30, 2006
Title: Color in Astronomy
Description: The nature of light and color is discussed. What color means in a photograph is demonstrated.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Supplemental activity
Time Required 50 mins
Topics: Electromagnetic Spectrum and the nature of light.
Course: Earth Science-Astronomy
Audience: College General Ed, High School
Categories:
Learning Objectives: California State Standard: Earth Science 2d: Students know that stars differ in their life cycles and that visual, radio, and X-ray telescopes may be used to collect data that reveal those differences.
Technical Notes: none
Text of Learning Exercise: Discuss the electromagnetic spectrum with the students and do an activity using
spectral glasses looking at different light sources (hydrogen, helium, sodium,
etc). Then students will go through the presentation at their own pace. At the
end of the presentation students will answer the assessment questions.
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