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Science Language You Should Know and Use

StarsObjective 1:  Compare the size and distance of objects within systems in the universe.
a. Use the speed of light as a measuring standard to describe the relative distances to objects in the universe (e.g., 4.4 light years to star Alpha Centauri; 0.00002 light years to the sun).
b. Compare distances between objects in the solar system.
c. Compare the size of the Solar System to the size of the Milky Way galaxy.
d. Compare the size of the Milky Way galaxy to the size of the known universe.

e-Sky: The Electronic Sky

Astronomical Adventures – the Size of the Milky Way

Comparing Our Solar System With the Universe (SciBer Text)

Convert Length, Light

How Big is Our Universe?

How is Our Universe? (NASA)

How Big is Space?

How Big is the Solar System?

How Far Across is the Milky Way?

If the Milky Way Were the Size of a Penny

Is There a Center to the Universe?

Light Speed Ahead! (SciBer Text)

Light Year Conversion

Light Year Conversion Chart

An Overview of the Solar System

Powers of Ten

The Solar System

Solar System Distances (SciBer Text)

A Solar System Scale Model Meta Page

The Universe

The Unmuseum – The Speed of Light

StarsObjective 2:  Describe the appearance and apparent motion of groups of stars in the night sky relative to Earth and how various cultures have understood and used them.
a. Locate and identify stars that are grouped in patterns in the night sky.
b. Identify ways people have historically grouped stars in the night sky.
c. Recognize that stars in a constellation are not all the same distance from Earth.
d, Relate the seasonal change in the appearance of the night sky to Earth’s position.
e. Describe ways that familiar groups of stars may be used for navigation and calendars.

e-Sky: The Electronic Sky

Appearances Can Be Deceiving (SciBer Text)

Celestial Navigation

Connecting the Dots (SciBer Text)

Constellation Hunt

Constellation Myths (SciBer Text)


The Constellations

The Constellations and Their Stars

Constellations – Frequently Asked Questions

The Deep Photographic Guide to the Constellations

Finding Your Way (SciBer Text)

How Far Are the Constellations?

Interactive Sky Charts

Myths About the Sky

Now You See Me, Now You Don't! (SciBer Text)

Tour of the Constellations