
Activity  Satellite Venn Diagram
Days Needed 1
Grade Level 11  12
Objectives
In this activity, students will use the background information they have
read to organize a list of sources and objects, putting each item given
in
the appropriate part of the Venn diagram, depending on which instrument
will study that item.

Science and Math Standards
NCTM 
NSES 
Content Standard 1:
 Mathematics as Problem Solving 
Content Standard A:
 Unifying Concepts and Processes in Science 
Content Standard 2:
 Mathematics as Communication 
Content Standard F:
 Science and Technology 
Prerequisites
Exploration
Print out the Student Worksheet for the students.
Closure
Students should write a five minute summary of the capabilities of the
three observatories, based on their Venn diagram. Do the observatories
compliment each other? Where are they redundant?
Assessment
Students' understanding of the background material (on Xray astronomy and
on the three observatories) can be evaluated based on the accuracy of their
Venn diagrams and the interpretation of the information on the Venn
diagrams from their closure paper.
