Overview: What Comes Around, Goes Around

Overview
of Star Witness news story: "What Comes Around, Goes Around"
Description:
Star Witness news story: "What Comes Around, Goes Around" celebrates the Hubble Space Telescope's 100.000th orbit. The distance traveled by the telescope in this time is related to familiar distances. Reference is made to Servicing Mission 4 and a few discoveries made by the telescope.
Format(s) available: Printer-friendly web page; also, downloadable PDF including story and images
Grades: 5-8, but the material can be adapted for use in other grades at the teacher’s discretion
How to use it in the classroom

Teachers can use Star Witness news: "What Comes Around, Goes Around" as:

A content reading selection. Teachers should discuss the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary prior to having students read this selection.

An engagement activity. Have students read the selection. Ask them to explain what they know about the Hubble Space Telescope.

An inquiry tool. Propose a question, such as "How many orbits do you think the Hubble Space Telescope has completed since it was launched?" or "What makes the Hubble Space Telescope unique?" Have students read the selection and write down questions they want answered as a result of the reading.

A source of information for class discussion. Have students read the selection. Conduct a class discussion using the questions associated with the reading.

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Overview: What Comes Around, Goes Around