Astrophysics - Unit Detail

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16 lessons, 1 hour each

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Lesson 5.2 – Astrophysics – Expert guest scientist

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In this lesson students will experience:

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  1. Welcome students to this lesson and encourage several of the students new to this unit to introduce themselves to each other and the class.
  2. Teacher introduces the expert guest speaker and their field of research. N.B. This may involve the guest visiting the studio to talk face to face with the teachers or a remote link via WebEx (or Adobe connect, Skype or Google hangouts).
  3. Collaboration – The common format is for the guest to provide a short prepared presentation Activity (5.2.1) to the students and teachers and then for the teachers and students to ask questions directly or by chat.
  4. Reflection – Students invited to comment on what they found to be the most interesting and challenging questions raised by the presentation.
  5. Investigation – Teachers introduce Activity (5.2.2) Storyboard of Stellar Formation presentation. Resources

Home Learning

  1. Students undertake the Storyboard of Stellar Formation presentation. Resources