Starry Night High School
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Award-winning Starry Night High School for grades 9-12 is the only space science curriculum that combines an interactive sky simulator, lesson plans correlated to state and national standards and extensive teacher resources in one easy-to-use package.
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State adopted, Starry Night High School has proven to be a highly effective instructional tool that guides teachers and engages students in their explorations and understanding of the Universe.
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Winner of ComputED's Best Educational Software Award, Starry Night has been hailed by reviewers and educators for providing "such unique and compelling experiences that it is destined to change lives."
Astronomy is a big subject -- Starry Night High School makes it easy to teach with a comprehensive space science curriculum solution written for teachers by teachers.
Aligned to 9th through 12th grade national and state science standards, Starry Night High School offers innovative lesson plans with hands-on activities, software guided explorations, DVD movie content and assessment tests.
Travel from anywhere on Earth to any planet or star to help your students visualize the size and distances between objects to gain a deeper understanding of the scale of the universe.
Starry Night computer exercises, hands on activities and thought-provoking discussion questions encourage students to explore advanced topics, such as the life cycles of stars.
The ability to interactively manipulate time and space encourages questioning, experimentation and exploration. Guided inquiry-based learning lets students make their own observations and draw their own conclusions.
Research confirms that Starry Night is a highly effective science instructional tool. Recent studies have concluded that accurate visualizations of celestial phenomena are key to gaining a correct understanding of astronomical concepts.
You'll be amazed by how quickly your students will grasp the fundamentals of astronomy.
Complete with formative and summative assessment tests, detailed lesson plans, hands-on activities, student worksheets and computer exercises, Starry Night High School is sure to spark your students' fascination with the Universe.
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Award-winning Starry Night software allows you to re-create these stunning simulations:
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A DVD-ROM drive is required for the installation of Starry Night Pro version 6 on your computer.
Windows: Requires Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8, 500 MHz or higher processor, 128 MB RAM and 2 GB of hard disk space. 64 MB OpenGL 1.4 capable graphics card (OpenGL 2.0 is required for features like shaded sky and animated grass). Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024x768. DVD-ROM drive required for installation. Recommended Graphics Card: 128 MB nVidia GeForce 6600 (or higher) or ATI Radeon X800 or higher.
Basic support for joysticks recognized by Windows XP and Mac OS X.
Question 1: Do all stars have approximately the same temperature? Explain.
Question 2: Why are stars born in a nebula?
Question 3: Why is the central star of the nebula difficult to see?
Question 4: How could the supernova have been seen in 1054?
Question 5: Use the HR diagram to fill out the chart in the StarDatabase. Record to which group each star belongs.
Extra Credit can add another level of understanding beyond what is covered in the basic lesson.