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STOP FOR SCIENCE!

A science enrichment program for Grades K-6. Science Topic Outreach Posters

"STOP for Science" is a building-wide enrichment program consisting of a series of posters and accompanying questions designed to pique student interest in science concepts and their application to the world in which we live. Accompanying each poster is a series of question sheets of increasing difficulty levels that students answer and submit at a designated location (collection box, office, etc.). Random prize drawings can be used to recognize/celebrate student participation. The purpose is to expose students to and create school-wide interest about science so students want to "STOP for Science" as displays are changed throughout the year. Although the focus is building-wide, content can be linked to classrooms through use of accompanying teacher resource guides.

When Stars Go Boom
What is the Sun?
Do stars live forever?
Poster
Teacher Guide
Question Poster
Question/Answer Sheets
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Somewhere Over the Rainbow
What is light?
What makes the colors of a rainbow?
Poster
Teacher Guide
Question Poster
Question/Answer Sheets
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Watch a Podcast


How Tall is Tall
Is the Earth really round?
How smooth is the Earth?
Poster
Teacher Guide
Question Poster
Question/Answer Sheets
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Choke Up on That Bat
Why Do We Need to Push Things to get Them to Move?
How do you get something to rotate?
Poster
Teacher Guide
Question Poster
Question/Answer Sheets
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That's Fast
What is speed and how do we measure it?
How fast is fast?
Poster
Teacher Guide
Question Poster
Question/Answer Sheets
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Watch a Podcast


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Please email us your questions/comments/suggestions at cxcpub@cfa.harvard.edu or mail to
SAO, CXC Ed/Outreach
Kim Arcand, MS 70
60 Garden St. Cambridge, MA 02138



Funding for the Stop for Science! program was provided through a grant from the Chandra X-ray Center.

Developers:
Patrick Slane - Principal Investigator; Science Lead
(Senior Astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)

Robert Slane - Co-Investigator; Education Lead
(Principal, Section Elementary School, Mukwonago, WI)

Kim Kowal Arcand - Media Production Lead
(Chandra Science Center)

Melissa Weiss - Science Illustrator & Graphic Designer
(Chandra Science Center)

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HOW TO IMPLEMENT

Overview (pdf)

Program Implementation (pdf)

Common Core State Standards (pdf)

Sample photos of posters displayed

Facilitator STOP Webinar

 


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That's Fast!

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VIDEO


STOP Podcast: That's Fast
Most of us have heard the story of the tortoise and the hare. The tortoise is slow and the hare is fast. But what exactly does this mean?



STOP Podcast: When Stars Go Boom
Our Sun is a star. In fact, it is the closest star we'll ever see. The Sun is about 5 billion years old and will live for about 5 billion more. But not all stars live this long.



STOP Podcast: Listening to Light
When we look up on a dark night, we see a sky filled with stars. The light from a star, like the light from a flashlight or a lightning bug, is one form of electromagnetic radiation.



STOP For Science Webinar
Videos by astrophysicist/STOP creator that discuss the content, resources, & suggestions on activities.


That's Fast!
This video for one of the activities in "That's Fast!" in which we measure the speed of a pitched baseball.

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