The Online Exploration Star Light, Star Bright includes several different activities.
Learning Outcomes  National Science Education Standards  Project 2061 Standards  NCTM Standards  Common Core Standards for Mathematics 
“Catch the Waves” activity: Students will learn about basic properties of waves and the electromagnetic spectrum. 
The Physical Setting:
By the end of the 12th grade, students should know that:


“Making Waves” activity: Students will measure wavelength and frequency. 
Content Standard A: Science as Inquiry. 
In grades 68 all students should apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements. In grades 912 all students should apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements. 
Standards for Mathematical Practice CCSS.Math.Practice.MP6 — Attend to precision. 

“Heating Up” activity: Students will identify peak wavelengths from graphical data and use this concept to determine the relationship between temperature and star color. 
Content Standard A: Science as Inquiry. 
Habits of Mind: The Mathematical World: 
In grades 68 all students should formulate questions that can be addressed with data and collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer them. In grades 912 all students should formulate questions that can be addressed with data and collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer them. 
Grades 68 Statistics & Probability CCSS.Math.Content.7.SP.A.2 — Use data from a random sample to draw inferences about a population with an unknown characteristic of interest. Generate multiple samples (or simulated samples) of the same size to gauge the variation in estimates or predictions. For example, estimate the mean word length in a book by randomly sampling words from the book; predict the winner of a school election based on randomly sampled survey data. Gauge how far off the estimate or prediction might be. CCSS.Math.Content.8.SP.A.1 — Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities. Describe patterns such as clustering, outliers, positive or negative association, linear association, and nonlinear association. CCSS.Math.Content.8.F.B.5 — Describe qualitatively the functional relationship between two quantities by analyzing a graph (e.g., where the function is increasing or decreasing, linear or nonlinear). Sketch a graph that exhibits the qualitative features of a function that has been described verbally. High School Statistics & Probability 
“Beats Me  You Explain it” activity: Students demonstrate their knowledge by answering questions about light and the electromagnetic spectrum. 
Note: this section serves as a reinforcement of the material contained in each activity.  
“Stellar Encounters” activity: Students use the color of a star to determine the relative temperature. 
Note: this serves as an assessment of the material contained in previous activities. 
Prerequisites

Common misconceptions

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