We are happy to present a variety of lesson plans that use data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Our materials will show your students everything from asteroids in our own Solar System to the most distant quasars ever observed! Students can explore truly exotic objects such as carbon stars, methane dwarfs, and supernovae, all using the same high-quality data that professional astronomers use.
What does SkyServer offer?
With SkyServer, you and your students will have access to:
What types of lessons are available?
SkyServer lessons are written at a variety of levels, for students from grade school through introductory college courses. Lessons are designed to give teachers flexibility to implement them in ways that will fit the time constraints of the class and the abilities of the students.
Lessons are available on a wide variety of topics including:
More lesson plans are being added on a regular basis, so check back soon!
What materials are available for teachers?
Teacher's pages are available for all lessons. The teacher's pages include:
How much does this cost?
All materials on SkyServer are available free of charge, including all lesson plans, access to the teacher's pages, and access to all data.
So, how do I access all this material?