Count Your Lucky Stars: Sampling in Astronomy

Record ID: 
nw-000-000-002-143
First Name: 
Sandra
Last Name: 
Weeks
Primary Email: 
Language: 
en-US
Institution Name: 
McREL
Resource Published Date: 
Tuesday, December 30, 1969 - 19:00
Description: 

This is an activity about sampling in astronomy. Learners will make a sampling window in order to estimate the number of stars in the sky visible to the unaided eye. After, they will discuss how to estimate the effect of different variables on their counts, such as sky brightness, dark adaptation, cloud cover, etc. Please note use of a clear night sky is optimal for this activity.

SMD Forum Primary: 
Planetary Science
Audience: 
Educator
Format: 
text/html
Access Restrictions: 
Available for purchase
Learning Time: 
1 to 7 days
Materials Cost: 
Individual or Group: 
Instructional Strategies: 
Discussions
Hands-on learning
Nonlinguistic representations
Benchmarks: 
http://asn.jesandco.org/resources/S2365783
http://asn.jesandco.org/resources/S2365786
http://asn.jesandco.org/resources/S2365797
National Science Education Standards: 
False
Math Standards: 
False
Technology Standards: 
False
Geography Standards: 
False
Learning Time Comment: 
Learning time not indicated by developer.
URL: 
http://astrosociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/G-6001.pdf
Image Url: 
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