Overview: Hubble Space Telescope Q&A

Overview
of "Q&A: Hubble Space Telescope"
Description:
Q&A: Hubble Space Telescope is a series of questions and answers about the Hubble Space Telescope written for teachers and students. The questions are ones that students might ask while studying telescopes. Teachers can use this Q&A to gain additional knowledge about the Hubble Space Telescope, or use it in the classroom as outlined below.
Format(s) available: Printer-friendly web page
Grades: Adaptable, at teacher's discretion
How to use it in the classroom

Teachers can use Q&A: Hubble Space Telescope as:

An engagement activity. Use selected questions to start a discussion.

A source of information. Students can use the questions and answers as part of their research on telescopes.

A form of review. Use the questions as a review at the end of a unit on telescopes.

A follow-up. Have students read the questions and answers to gain additional information about telescopes following a related activity.

A starting point for a debate. "The Hubble Space Telescope’s impact rivals that of Galileo’s telescope." The question "What impact has Hubble had on society?" addresses this issue (see question 11 in Q&A: Hubble Space Telescope).

Related materials

Online exploration: Mission Mastermind

HubbleSite — Nuts & Bolts:
http://hubblesite.org/sci.d.tech/nuts_.and._bolts/

HubbleSite — Quick Facts:
http://hubblesite.org/the_telescope/hubble_essentials/quick_facts.php

HubbleSite — The Telescope:
http://hubblesite.org/discoveries/hstexhibit/telescope/

HubbleSite — Gallery
http://hubblesite.org/gallery/spacecraft/



Overview: Hubble Space Telescope Q&A