Teacher Page: Grab Bag
Customize your lesson! Below you will find optional supporting documents for the lesson. In addition, you'll find the lesson in printable form so that it can be done without a computer.
- Mission Mastermind worksheet - You may wish to have your students use the Mission Mastermind worksheet to record clues and provide rationales for their sequential order.
- Student Achievement Certificate - Print these in advance for your students and avoid hassle/confusion when the students try to print them from the lesson.
Printable lesson (PDFs):
Page title or description Downloadable PDF file name All the following pages in one document mastermind.pdf (7.8MB) Introduction to "Mission Mastermind" lesson_intro.pdf (1.3MB) Redeployment A_story.pdf (708K) Hubble Gets a New Camera and a Boost B_story.pdf (1.6MB) Capturing the Telescope C_story.pdf (896K) Astronaut Training in Water Tanks D_story.pdf (968K) Hubble Gets a New Heart: The Power Control Unit E_story.pdf (1.3MB) Preparing the Mission Priorities and EVA Schedule F_story.pdf (368K) Launching the Shuttle G_story.pdf (348K) Landing H_story.pdf (400K) NICMOS Cryocooler I_story.pdf (824K) Solar Array 3 (SA3) Installation J_story.pdf (1.1MB) "Mission Mastermind" Glossary Words glossary.pdf (488K)
Other resources related to the lesson:
One of the unique features of using the Internet is the ability to move quickly and easily to other links of related topics. If you find an appropriate related link, don't forget to Bookmark it for later use. These related links could play an important role in enhancing your lesson. Some of the links will provide the latest information on astronomy or more information for a research topic. Others will help introduce or follow up a specific lesson module. Here are some Web pages from STScI that are related to the topic of Hubble Servicing Missions and space science. The websites are listed in alphabetical order.
Other resources available at the Space Telescope Science Institute:
- A Decade of Discoveries -- http://hubblesite.org/discoveries/10th/telescope_.and._science/science/overview.shtml -- chronicles the scientific advances made by the Hubble Space Telescope during the past 10 years.
- ExInEd - Exploration in Education -- http://www.stsci.edu/exined/exined-home.html -- a program of the Special Studies Office at the Space Telescope Science Institute. The site includes reports and electronic picture books for the Macintosh and Windows operating systems.
- From Galileo to Hubble -- http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/galileo/galileo-to-hst1.html -- a Web slide show that attempts to answer the question: Why do we need a telescope in space? It includes "Challenge," which is a series of multiple-choice questions located throughout the lesson. Stunning images and movie clips are provided.
- Getting Hard Copies of HST Pictures -- http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/HardCopy.html - a site that provides information on how to acquire slides, photographs, and negatives of pictures taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Postal addresses, faxes, and phone numbers of the vendors are provided.
- HST's Second Servicing Mission page -- http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/sm97/sm97.htm -- the Space Telescope Science Institute's main page for the Second Servicing Mission. This central location helps you find information related to the mission. The links are Mission Update, Mission Photos, and Mission Facts.
- HST's Servicing Mission 3A page -- http://oposite.stsci.edu/sm3a/index.html -- the Space Telescope Science Institute's main page for the first part of the third Servicing Mission. This central location helps you find information related to the mission. The links are Mission Update, Mission Photos, and Mission Facts.
- Hubble Primer -- http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/spacecraft/Primer/ -- produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute, this Web page offers valuable information to educators and students about the Hubble Space Telescope's mission. The Primer is written in non-technical language and includes features such as: Planning Hubble's Day, Hubble's Top Science Findings, Preparation for a Career in Astronomy, and information on how to contact other NASA sites.
- HubbleSite -- http://hubblesite.org/ -- contains news releases of Hubble's science and remarkable discoveries, illustrated facts about the telescope and its instruments, and gorgeous pictures of stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae, and more.
- Hubble Space Telescope List Server -- http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/edugroup/subscribe-listserv.html -- the Space Telescope Science Institute offers a FREE listserv that sends subscribers, via e-mail, the latest Hubble Space Telescope press releases. Check this site for information on how to subscribe.
- Hubble Space Telescope's Public Images Organized by Subject -- http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/subject.html -- includes all the press release images, organized by subject, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope since 1990. All images include captions and some include background text, animations, and diagrams.
- Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Missions -- http://hubblesite.org/sci.d.tech/team_hubble/servicing_missions/ -- a summary of information about the servicing missions, including images from the missions. Also includes links to descriptions of past and present HST instruments.
- Is That What They Really Look Like? -- http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/looklike/index.html -- explains how astronomers and image processing specialists turn the raw Hubble data into picture. Are the colors you see in the Hubble pictures real colors? Check this site for the answer.
- Nuts and Bolts -- http://hubblesite.org/sci.d.tech/nuts_.and._bolts/ - a look at the spacecraft systems, instruments and optics, and how they work together.
- Origins Education Forum -- http://origins.stsci.edu/ -- The Origins Program is the scientific study of the long chain of events from the birth of the universe in the Big Bang, through the formation of galaxies, stars, and planets, and the chemical elements of life to the profusion of life on Earth and possibly elsewhere. The Forum is the public gateway to the research results, data, information, and human expertise behind this quest.
- Space Telescope Science Institute home page -- http://www.stsci.edu/hst/ - provides a plethora of information about the Hubble Space Telescope, its instruments, data, and systems.
- Tech Museum of Innovation: STS-82 Mission Calendar -- http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/hubble/mission/ -- Created by Hypertech, in partnership with Lockheed Martin, the site includes a Second Servicing Mission calendar, which users can click on. Descriptions of the mission's events are provided (text and audio) by one of the Second Servicing Mission astronauts, Steve Smith.
Below you will find lots of information on the Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Missions and space science. The information comes from many sources other than STScI.
Some of the resources are quite in-depth, and it is easy to get lost. It is suggested that you bookmark this page before you examine each source. That way, should you get lost, you can simply use the bookmark to get back to the main page.
Since other parties run these sites, there is no way of guaranteeing their stability. You may occasionally find a site "under construction," or you may find that a site is completely gone. There is no way to control such situations because the sites are out of Space Telescope Science Institute's control.
This page is only a fraction of the information available throughout the Web. If you do not find what you are looking for here, GO FIND IT!! (http://www.yahoo.com/)
- Astronaut Biographies -- http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/- provides biographical information on those who participate or have participated in NASA's space flight programs as candidates for, or members of, space flight crews.
- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation -- http://www.ballaerospace.com/ -- has played a major role in the success of the Hubble Space Telescope. Since Hubble's conception, Ball has been creating instruments for the telescope and continues to do so today. Their site includes links to all the HST instruments built at Ball.
- Goddard Space Flight Center -- http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/ -- responsible for the engineering and health of the Hubble Space Telescope. Their home page provides links to the center's education Website and visitors' center.
- Hubble Fact Sheets: Telescope Servicing Mission 3A -- http://sm3a.gsfc.nasa.gov/hst_fact_sheet.html -- 12 PDF files containing information about the instruments and operations involved in Servicing Mission 3A.
- The Hubble Project - http://hubble.nasa.gov/ -- a Hubble Space Telescope Website sponsored by the Goddard Space Flight Center.
- Hubble Space Telescope Model by Space Craft Science Kit -- http://spacecraftkits.com/hins/instructions.html -- offers instructions on how to order and build a paper model of the Hubble Space Telescope.
- Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Missions -- http://hubble.gsfc.nasa.gov/missions/intro.php -- HST information from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. This site includes links to information about past, present, and future HST Servicing Missions.
- The NASA Kennedy Space Center -- http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/index.html -- responsible for the operations of the Space Shuttle and other launch facilities. The site provides links to Web pages on the center's education/outreach office, the shuttle countdown, tips for Visiting KSC, and other shuttle-related information.
- NASA Educator Resource Centers by State - http://spacelink.nasa.gov/Educational.Services/How.to.Access.Information/erc_state.html --- a list of people to contact for NASA materials.
- NASA's Great Observatories Kit -- http://spacelink.nasa.gov/Instructional.Materials/NASA.Educational.Products/NASAs.Great.Observatories.Kit/ -- Print a paper model of any of NASA's Great Observatories, including HST at NASA's Spacelink. You need Acrobat Reader software to print the paper model. The site provides a link to download the software.
- The NASA Homepage -- http://www.nasa.gov/ -- updated daily and provides links to all NASA-related information, resources, and centers.
- NASA Spacelink -- http://spacelink.nasa.gov/.index.html -- a Website for educators with many electronic resources available, as well as a useful SEARCH engine to view any of NASA's educational materials.
- JWST Homepage -- http://www.jwst.nasa.gov/ -- the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) home page provides background information about the mission and links to the latest JWST news.
- NICMOS -- http://nicmosis.as.arizona.edu:8000/NICMOS.html -- A Website sponsored by the University of Arizona on NICMOS. The site provides an instrument overview, science results, and links to NICMOS-related sites.
- The Online Planetarium Show -- http://library.thinkquest.org/3461/index.htm -- an educational site, teaching fun and interesting lessons in astronomy and in related subjects. It contains an interactive planetarium program called "Hubble: From Here to Eternity," including spectacular images from the Hubble Space Telescope, the telescope's incredible findings, and other interesting topics.
- Hubba, Hubba, Hubble -- http://library.thinkquest.org/3461/game.htm -- the Online Planetarium Show's word puzzle. This interactive word puzzle is reveals information about astronomy and the Hubble Space Telescope. Tackle the puzzle after visiting the Hubble Online Planetarium Show.
- Passport to Knowledge: "Live from HST" home page -- http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/hst/index.html -- a partnership between the Space Telescope Science Institute and Passport to Knowledge. This educational program consists of video, Web-based, and teacher curriculum resources. Institute staff information and journals, as well as a plethora of information related to the Hubble Space Telescope, can be found on this site.
- STS-61: Hubble's First Servicing Mission -- http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/shuttle/missions/sts-61/mission-sts-61.html -- Kennedy Space Center's account of the mission.
- STS-82: Hubble's Second Servicing Mission -- http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/shuttle/missions/sts-82/mission-sts-82.html -- Kennedy Space Center's account of the mission.
- STS-103: Hubble's Third Servicing Mission -- http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/shuttle/missions/sts-103/mission-sts-103.html -- Kennedy Space Center's account of the mission.
- Servicing Mission 3B -- http://sm3b.gsfc.nasa.gov/intro.html -- The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center provides information about the HST Servicing Mission 3B, including Mission Updates and the Launch Schedule.
- Space Science Education Resource Directory - http://teachspacescience.org -- a convenient way to find NASA space science products for use in classrooms, science museums, planetariums, and other settings.
- StarChild -- http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/space_level2/hubble.html -- a service of the Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics (LHEA) at NASA/GSFC. The site includes a diagram and images of the Hubble Space Telescope. Links to a glossary are also provided.
- STS-108: Mission, Orbiter and Crew Information -- http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/missions/sts-108/mission-sts-108.html -- The NASA Kennedy Space Center provides information about the HST Servicing Mission 3B, including images, movie clips, and information about the mission's crew.
- Tech Museum of Innovation: STS-82 Mission Calendar -- http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/hubble/mission/ -- Created by Hypertech, in partnership with Lockheed Martin, the site includes a Second Servicing Mission calendar, which users can click on. Descriptions of the mission's events are provided (text and audio) by one of the Second Servicing Mission astronauts, Steve Smith
- What's a Hubble? -- http://www.thetech.org/exhibits_events/online/hubble/wuzza.html -- Sponsored by Hypertech and created in partnership with Lockheed Martin, this site answers questions about the Hubble Space Telescope's mission, such as: Why do we have a space telescope? How do astronauts service the Hubble? How do scientists point the telescope in the right direction?
- How Do You Become An Astronaut? -- http://www.spaceflight.nasa.gov/outreach/jobsinfo/astronaut.html
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