External Resource: What is Your Cosmic Connection to the Elements?

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This booklet provides information and classroom activities covering topics in astronomy, physics, and chemistry. Chemistry teachers will find information about the cosmic origin of the chemical elements. The astronomy topics include the big bang, life cycles of small and large stars, supernovae, and cosmic rays. Physics teachers will find information on fusion processes, and physical principles important in stellar evolution. The activities can be used to re-enforce the material across a number of disciplines, using a variety of techniques, and to engage and excite students about the topic.

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  • on Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:01 PM

NASA's free resources for educators hits a high with these engaging and inquiry based activities.! I have conducted this activity during chemistry and space science classes from middle through high school. The % distribution of elements along with individual characteristics and importance of the elements is "visualized" as students explore their "Universe Trail Mix."

Alyce D  (Peyton, CO)
Alyce D (Peyton, CO)


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