Need some help around the classroom? These links will take you
to various STEM activities that tie in to the science of SNAP.
Unit: a series of activities designed to teach students about
supernova, including why stars explode, how the expanding gas can be used
to determine the age of the supernova, and all about pulsars.
Dying Stars and the
Birth of the Elements: an online activity about how heavy elements
like iron and calcium are created in the fiery forge of a supernova. Students
examine an actual X-ray spectrum of a supernova and determine how hot and how
much of each element are in it!