Planets, Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe

Lab 3, Part 2



  1. Return to the Amazing Space Hubble Deep Field Academy, and begin from where you left off in Lab 3, Part 1 (you had just completed "Cosmic Classifier").
  2. Choose "Distance Wizard" (Activity 3) and begin the online activity for this topic.
  3. In the lab report document you began in Part 1, record your answers to the following Hubble Academy Log Level 3 questions taken from the Full HAL document:
    • Question 1 in Part I ("Estimate distances...")
    • Question 1 in Part II ("Distance: The reality check")
  4. When you have completed the "Distance Wizard," return to the Amazing Space Hubble Deep Field Academy and begin the final section of the Academy, "Deep Field Observer" (Activity 4).
  5. In your lab report document, record your answers to the following Hubble Academy Log Level 4 and the Hubble Academy Final Challenge questions:
    • Review Questions 2, 5, and 6.
    • Final Challenge Questions 1, 2, and 3.
  6. You should now have recorded your answers for all four of the Hubble Deep Field Academy Activities in your lab report document. Write a brief summary of your work. In your summary, include the following:
    • Your answers to all of the questions listed in the steps above and in Lab 3, Part 1.
    • A brief (paragraph or so) discussion of the lab and how well you think it illustrates some of the concepts we studied in Lessons 8 through 10. In particular, please comment on your view of this lab: Do you believe it is suitable for use in your classroom in its present form or with some adaptation?
  7. Save your work (that is, all of your answers and your summary) AS A SINGLE DOCUMENT in either a Microsoft Word or PDF file in the following format:

    Lab3_AccessAccountID_LastName.doc (or .pdf)

    For example, student Elvis Aaron Presley's file would be named "Lab3 _eap1_presley.doc" - This naming convention is important, as it will help me make sure I match each submission with the right student!

Submit your work

Please submit your work to the Lab 3 dropbox in ANGEL by the due date indicated on our ANGEL calendar.

Grading criteria

See the grading rubric for specifics on how this assignment will be graded.