Hubble Star Cards provide teachers and students a fun and exciting way to explore the universe using imagery from the orbiting telescope. The images on the cards motivate and engage students to read while developing strategies in learning about objects in space.
Game cards include 60 cards divided into general sections of planets, planetary nebulae, supernova remnants, nebulae, star clusters and galaxies. The cards include an image, a basic description, a key to the type of object, location in the sky, constellation, and distance from Earth.
The durable cards are a great addition to any homeschool or traditional school program about space and science. The science card game helps learning about planets, nebulae, star clusters and galaxies using the stunning imagery of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope.
About Hubble Space Telescope card provides basic information and trivia about the space telescope.
Guide to Objects card offers a description of the groups of objects included in the game from Planets and Dwarf Planets to Galaxies.
How to Play card gives some examples of game play. These are guidelines for use. Teachers and students are encouraged to modify or develop new games to keep learning relevant and exciting. Some examples include War, Go Fish, Sorting, and Matching.
About the creator: John Williams is an award-winning science and space writer, web developer and graphic designer based in the foothills near Boulder, Colorado. He shares the excitement of space exploration and astronomy not only through Hubble Star Cards but also as a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador. He is available for space talks for all ages throughout the Front Range and beyond.