Activity - Satellite Venn Diagram
Days Needed 1
Grade Level 11 - 12
In this activity, students will use the background information they have
read to organize a list of sources and objects, putting each item given
the appropriate part of the Venn diagram, depending on which instrument
will study that item.
Science and Math Standards
|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
Print out the Student Worksheet for the students.
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?
Students' understanding of the background material (on X-ray 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.