Overview: Hubble Makes One-Millionth Science Observation

Overview
of Star Witness news story:
Hubble Makes One-Millionth Science Observation
Description:
Star Witness news story: Hubble Makes One-Millionth Science Observation highlights the one-millionth science observation by the Hubble Space Telescope. The story explains that in its more than 20 years in space, Hubble has taken more than one million science observations, which have expanded our knowledge of the universe.
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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 Makes One-Millionth Science Observation as:

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

An engagement activity. Ask students to read the selection. After they have read the text, ask them to explain what they have learned about the discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope.

An inquiry tool. Propose a question, such as, "Why do you think telescopes are put in space?” Students can then read the selection and record new questions for further research or investigation.

A source of information for class discussion. Have students read the selection and participate in a class discussion by using the selection's associated "Discussion Question."

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Overview: Hubble Makes One-Millionth Science Observation