**Learning Objectives:**

- Students will define parallax in terms of measuring distance.
- Students will estimate distance to a known object using a parallax method.
- Students will measure distance to known object with a measuring tape and compare their results.
- Students will describe the effect of a Doppler shift on the frequency of light waves.
- Students will define and describe types of supernovae.
- Students will define a standard candle.
- Students will describe why a certain type of supernova may be used as a standard candle.

**General Flow of Lesson:**

- Students will participate in small lecture on parallax.
- Students will do hands on activity involving parallax.
- Students will discuss problems of parallax.
- Students will participate in a small lecture on supernovae, standard candles, and relativistic Doppler shifts, and General Relativity.