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Basic Program

Resources for teachers and students

Here you will find everything you need for the Basic Program

Step 1: Check out the Teacher Resources and review the Introduction section, which contains a suggested class schedule

Step 2: Open & review the provided presentations and notes (found in the Teacher Resources)

Step 3: Choose a Student Package (& target) and complete an exoplanet transit analysis.

Step 4: Decided on how many and which targets your class will analyze, save the links to the Student Packages (Google Drive Folders) to share with your students

Step 5: You are now ready to begin teaching and analyzing exoplanets with your students! 

Teacher Resources

Includes a sample class schedule, walk through of each stage of the project, presentation notes, sample transit plot results, and links to resources

Example Transit Plots

Examples of what the final plots using the extended analysis will look like for each target

Student Package (HAT-P-16b)

Student Resources documents (incl. download links and tutorials), fillable PDF lab report template, & HAT-P-16b data package

Exploring Exoplanets Presentation

Everything you need to introduce the topic of exoplanets to your class

Student Package (WASP-52b)

Student Resources documents (incl. download links and tutorials), fillable PDF lab report template, & WASP-52b data package

Student Package (WASP-1b)

Student Resources documents & WASP-1b data package. Partial Transit - recommended students preform extended analysis

Discovering an Exoplanet Presentation

All the information to introduce and get your students started on the project

Student Package (WASP-32b)

Student Resources documents (incl. download links and tutorials), fillable PDF lab report template, & WASP-32b data package

Student Package (WASP-12b)

Student Resources documents & WASP-12b data package. Transit with clouds - recommended students preform extended analysis