Welcome to the...
Asteroid-WISE Teacher Workshop
A. Workshop Structure
The workshop is based on 4 key questions (top level outline of the workshop):
You can step through this online workshop using the left navigation numbers/titles. They have standard expand/collapse behavior for easy use (click on the arrows to expand or collapse a title).
- What are asteroids?
- Why do we care about asteroids?
- Where are asteroids?
do we find asteroids or see them in images?
B. Get the Book
A key tool for the course is the
Asteroid WISE student book
(click to download)
which contains the following chapters
(investigations listed under each chapter):
1. Beware of Large Flying Objects
2. Astronomers' Tools
Using Star Maps (use Uncle Al's Star Wheels)
Browsing the Universe
(use image processing software)
3. Asteroid Basics
How Do You Find An Asteroid?
Make an Asteroid Movie
What Does an Asteroid Look Like?
4. How Close Will It Come?
5. Spinning Space Rocks
Rotation Period Of An “AsterSpud”
22 Kaliope Light Curve
6. Getting Involved in the Search
Asteroid Search Campaign
C. Get the Images
You'll need certain astronomical images to use in conjunction with the Asteroid Wise book.
You can click to download:
- Credit: NASA/JPL/UMD - Deep Impact; 2005-09-06
D. Start a Portfolio Document
Start a document (on your computer) to keep notes
and portfolio items: your AsteroidWISE portfolio document.
Please use .doc or .rtf format and give your document a filename of this form:
[FirstnameLastname]AsteroidWISE.doc (or .rtf).
As you progress through the workshop, you'll be asked to add material to your document.
It will constitute your own portfolio.
For each portfolio entry, indicate which page of the workshop it is for: e.g. "00 Introduction"
You'll be asked to keep note of the approximate time you spend on each section.
On completion of the workshop, you can submit your portfolio for "Workshop Credit,"
which may consist of graduate course credit and/or receiving stipend payment.
You may download other resources for this workshop on the Asteroid Resources page