Lesson Plans

Stars at Yerkes teacher created lesson plans and recommended lessons are listed below.  Our library of resources continues to grow.  Please visit often for additions.

We also recommend lessons from The Universe at Your Fingertips from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

and resources from NASA.

Also recommended are lessons listed at the SMILE Program and the Siemens STEM Academy.

Changing Cosmos - Link to PDFs  from the Lawrence Hall of Science;  Teacher's Guide is attached below.

Explorations by Vivian Hoette

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Changing Cosmos Teachers Guide from the Lawrence Hall of Science  1287k v. 1 Aug 17, 2011, 5:13 PM mcorp@starsatyerkes.net
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MATL Stars 2010 lesson  153k v. 1 Aug 17, 2011, 2:08 PM mcorp@starsatyerkes.net
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Screenshot to accompany Analyze Vega lesson  126k v. 1 Aug 17, 2011, 2:16 PM mcorp@starsatyerkes.net
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An SDSS lesson for classifying galaxies - Kathy Schmidt   40k v. 2 Apr 2, 2011, 11:45 AM mcorp@starsatyerkes.net
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Use image processing software to locate Pluto. Created by Vivian Hoette   305k v. 2 Apr 2, 2011, 11:46 AM mcorp@starsatyerkes.net
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Galaxy cards for the SDSS lessons - Kathy Schmidt   455k v. 2 Apr 2, 2011, 11:58 AM mcorp@starsatyerkes.net
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Hubble's Tuning Fork with SDSS - Kathy Schmidt    154k v. 2 Apr 2, 2011, 11:56 AM mcorp@starsatyerkes.net
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Hubble Diagrams with SDSS - Kathy Schmidt   40k v. 1 Apr 2, 2011, 12:00 PM mcorp@starsatyerkes.net
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Student sheet for lenses and mirrors learning stations  708k v. 1 May 8, 2011, 3:48 PM mcorp@starsatyerkes.net
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Lenses and mirrors station cards and teacher web resources  752k v. 1 May 8, 2011, 3:49 PM mcorp@starsatyerkes.net
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Powerpoint discussing SDSS color - color and color temperature plots, converting spectra to magnitudes, both calculus based and non-calc based examples, by Rich DeCoster.   2288k v. 1 Apr 2, 2011, 12:01 PM mcorp@starsatyerkes.net
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Directions for lessons from Kevin McCarron's famous New Teacher Bags  101k v. 2 May 8, 2011, 11:58 AM mcorp@starsatyerkes.net
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Pluto Yerkes Book Talk Reading Recommendations   41k v. 1 Apr 2, 2011, 12:01 PM mcorp@starsatyerkes.net
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Create a solar system model that can fit in your pocket.   78k v. 1 Apr 2, 2011, 12:01 PM mcorp@starsatyerkes.net
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SDSS Star Search Form - Kathy Schmidt   35k v. 1 Apr 2, 2011, 12:02 PM mcorp@starsatyerkes.net
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Star Search Worksheet - Kathy Schmidt   40k v. 1 Apr 2, 2011, 12:02 PM mcorp@starsatyerkes.net
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Stellar Temperature Simulation - Kathy Schmidt   39k v. 1 Apr 2, 2011, 12:03 PM mcorp@starsatyerkes.net
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Tactile Carina Confectionary Nebula Activity highlighted at Astronomy is for Everyone 2010  Katie Watson   30k v. 1 Apr 2, 2011, 12:03 PM mcorp@starsatyerkes.net
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Lesson plan and equipment list for building your own IR detector. - Ed Sadler   35k v. 1 Apr 2, 2011, 12:04 PM mcorp@starsatyerkes.net
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YAAYS journal prompts - Elizabeth Ramseyer   80k v. 1 Apr 2, 2011, 12:04 PM mcorp@starsatyerkes.net
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Pinhole Camera lesson plan and background   60k v. 1 Apr 2, 2011, 12:05 PM mcorp@starsatyerkes.net