of Star Witness news story: Frontier Fields: Hubble Goes Deep
Star Witness news story: Frontier Fields: Hubble Goes Deep describes the Frontier Field observations: a three-year effort to look deeper into space using gravitational lensing. The first of one of the six planned gravitational lensing observations has been made, and the preliminary image is included here.
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Grades: 5-8, but the material can be adapted for use in other grades at the teacher's discretion
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Teachers can use Star Witness news story: Frontier Fields: Hubble Goes Deep as:
A content reading selection. You can discuss the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary with students prior to having them read the selection.
An engagement activity. You can have students read the selection and then explain what "nature’s lens" is about.
An inquiry tool. You can propose a question to students, such as "Why is this series of observations called the Frontier Fields?” Students can then read the selection and record new questions for further research or investigation.
A source of information for class discussion. You can have students read the selection and participate in a class discussion by using the selection's associated "Discussion Questions."
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