Overview: Hubble Reveals Orion in Picture-Perfect Glory

Overview
of Star Witness news story:
Hubble Reveals Orion in Picture-Perfect Glory
Description:
Star Witness news story: Hubble Reveals Orion in Picture-Perfect Glory features a zoomable image of the nebula and highlights the nebula's location in the constellation Orion. This selection was written in conjunction with the HubbleSite press release: Hubble Panoramic View of Orion Nebula Reveals Thousands of Stars.
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 Reveals Orion in Picture-Perfect Glory 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 this observation.

An inquiry tool. Propose a question, such as "What will the image of the Orion Nebula help 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 Panoramic View of Orion Nebula Reveals Thousands of Stars



Overview: Hubble Reveals Orion in Picture-Perfect Glory