Proper Pair Worksheets
Sample worksheets are provided here. If you use the website
for a course, please share materials you develop.
Worksheets are provided as Word files so that users can easily customize them.
- Worksheet I - This worksheet asks students to identify one double star and one visual binary, and explain what evidence supports their conclusions.
- Worksheet II - This worksheet asks students to compute the physical separation of a visual binary using data from the Proper Pair web tool. Basic use of trigonometry is required.
Worksheet III - This worksheet is intended to more advanced students,
using information from the "show info" function.
Students navigate to fields containing star clusters, to determine the distance
to a cluster, and use proper motion data to determine membership,
and plot color-magnitude diagrams.
- Assessment - Pre- and post-quizzes to use with Worksheet III.
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