Overview: Hubble's Picture Book of the Universe

Overview
of Star Witness news story:
Hubble's Picture Book of the Universe
Description:
Star Witness news story: Hubble's Picture Book of the Universe celebrates the 15th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. Information about the top ten discoveries made by Hubble is included. This selection was written in conjunction with the HubbleSite press release: Hubble Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Spectacular New Images.
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's Picture Book of the Universe 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 how technology helped astronomers make and understand Hubble's top ten observations.

An inquiry tool. Propose a question, such as "What has the Hubble Space Telescope helped astronomers understand?" Have students read the selection and write down questions they would like answered as a result of the reading.

A source of information. Have students read the selection. Conduct a class discussion using the questions associated with the reading to clarify student understanding and expand on the information provided.

Related materials

HubbleSite press release: Hubble Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Spectacular New Images



Overview: Hubble's Picture Book of the Universe