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 Margie Corp
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MATL Stars 2010 lesson  153k v. 1 Aug 17, 2011, 2:08 PM Margie Corp
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Screenshot to accompany Analyze Vega lesson  126k v. 1 Aug 17, 2011, 2:16 PM Margie Corp
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An SDSS lesson for classifying galaxies - Kathy Schmidt   40k v. 2 Apr 2, 2011, 11:45 AM Margie Corp
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Use image processing software to locate Pluto. Created by Vivian Hoette   305k v. 2 Apr 2, 2011, 11:46 AM Margie Corp
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Galaxy cards for the SDSS lessons - Kathy Schmidt   455k v. 2 Apr 2, 2011, 11:58 AM Margie Corp
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Hubble's Tuning Fork with SDSS - Kathy Schmidt    154k v. 2 Apr 2, 2011, 11:56 AM Margie Corp
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Hubble Diagrams with SDSS - Kathy Schmidt   40k v. 1 Apr 2, 2011, 12:00 PM Margie Corp
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Student sheet for lenses and mirrors learning stations  708k v. 1 May 8, 2011, 3:48 PM Margie Corp
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Lenses and mirrors station cards and teacher web resources  752k v. 1 May 8, 2011, 3:49 PM Margie Corp
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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 Margie Corp
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Directions for lessons from Kevin McCarron's famous New Teacher Bags  101k v. 2 May 8, 2011, 11:58 AM Margie Corp
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Pluto Yerkes Book Talk Reading Recommendations   41k v. 1 Apr 2, 2011, 12:01 PM Margie Corp
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Create a solar system model that can fit in your pocket.   78k v. 1 Apr 2, 2011, 12:01 PM Margie Corp
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SDSS Star Search Form - Kathy Schmidt   35k v. 1 Apr 2, 2011, 12:02 PM Margie Corp
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Star Search Worksheet - Kathy Schmidt   40k v. 1 Apr 2, 2011, 12:02 PM Margie Corp
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Stellar Temperature Simulation - Kathy Schmidt   39k v. 1 Apr 2, 2011, 12:03 PM Margie Corp
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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 Margie Corp
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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 Margie Corp
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YAAYS journal prompts - Elizabeth Ramseyer   80k v. 1 Apr 2, 2011, 12:04 PM Margie Corp
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Pinhole Camera lesson plan and background   60k v. 1 Apr 2, 2011, 12:05 PM Margie Corp