Science and Engineering Practices
Science & Engineering Practices Addressed
1) Analyzing and Interpreting Data:
Analyze data using tools, technologies, and/or models (e.g., computational, mathematical) in order to make valid and reliable scientific claims.
Activities correlating to this Practice:
  • LASP Project: Explore Saturn and Titan with Spectral Data
  • NASA Goddard Space Center: Student HERA Data Analysis Program
  • LASP Project: Features of the Sun
  • University of Arizona: Photoelectron Spectra
  • NASA Goddard Space Center: Spectral Analysis
  • Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram Lab
  • Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Advanced Class Projects in Astronomy
  • NOVA: How Hubble Sees

2) Developing and Using Models: Use a model to predict the relationships between systems or between components of a system.
Activities correlating to this Practice:
  • AAPT Lesson: Using Balloons and Buttons to Model Spectroscopy
  • PhET Simulation:Models of the Hydrogen Atom and Neon Lights & Other Discharge Lamps
  • Concord Consortium: Light and Matter Interactions
  • Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Hydrogen Energy Levels Lab
  • CK12 Foundation: Atomic Emission Spectra and Spectral Lines of Hydrogen
  • LaserStars: Gas Discharge Spectra

3) Planning and Carrying Out Investigations Plan and conduct an investigation individually and collaboratively to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence.
Activities correlating to this Practice:
  • TeachEngineering: Designing a Spectroscopy Mission
  • NASA: Explore Saturn and Titan with Spectral Data