Overview: Hubble Images Inspire Student Creativity

Overview
of Star Witness news story:
Hubble Images Inspire Student Creativity
Description:
Star Witness news story: Hubble Images Inspire Student Creativity showcases the creativity of two elementary school classes for completing the Hubble Collage Activity. Students from the Odyssey School and Thurgood Marshall Elementary School won awards for their schools for explaining through artwork and other presentations why they voted for a particular celestial object to be the next Hubble Space Telescope observation.
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 story: Hubble Images Inspire Student Creativity 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 would create if given the opportunity to vote on Hubble's next celestial target. Then, complete the Collage Activity.

An inquiry tool. Propose a question, such as "How can you celebrate the International Year of Astronomy?" 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.

Related materials

The Hubble Classroom Collage Activity: Create your own HST collage using Hubble images.

Telescopes From the Ground Up: Explore the history of telescopes, from Galileo to NASA's Great Observatories.



Overview: Hubble Images Inspire Student Creativity