High School Resources

Looking for materials to supplement your classroom curriculum? Browse our curated collection of resources for high school teachers and give your students the Moon and the stars. Activities are labeled with suggested grade level, curriculum standards, and estimated length to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Raíces Bajo las Estrellas / Rooted Under the Stars

We demonstrate the amazing contributions of Latinx astronomers, astrophysicists, astrophotographers, and scientists in these fields, show barriers resulting from racial biases that need to be overcome, and provide advice and inspiration to future Latinx generations.

Category: Online Exhibition
Length:
30 min.
Grade Level:
9–12
Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.9

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LIGO Discovers Gravitational Waves

The universe is speaking and now we are listening! Former Adler astronomer, Dr. Shane L. Larson, is a member of an international scientific team that, in 2015, was the first to definitively detect a gravitational wave: a ripple in the fabric of spacetime first predicted by Albert Einstein in 1916.

Category: Video
Length:
3 min.
Grade Level:
9–12
Standards:
PS2.B, PS4.A, PS4.C, ETS1.C, HS-PS2-4

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Adler Astronomy Live: Space Ethics

🚀  Going to space is about more than the technical challenges of launching a rocket—it’s also about the way we explore, who can be an explorer, and what we choose to do in space! This discussion addresses ethical choices we face and how they guide the future of both human and robotic space exploration. 🤖

Category: Video
Length:
55 min.  
Grade Level:
9–12
Standards:
N/A

Skywatch Weekly

Skywatch Weekly is a newer series created in 2020 helping prepare people for what to look for in the night sky on a particular week. A new episode launches on Wednesdays at noon CT on the Adler YouTube channel.

Category: Video
Length: 7–10 min.
Grade Level: 9–12
Standards: HS-ESS1.A/HS-SS2-2, HS-ESS1.B

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