Applets on Inverse Square Law; Galaxy Photometry; Blackbody Radiation;
Galaxy Sizes and the Hubble Law; Combine Stellar Spectra to synthesize a
Antikythera Mechanism - video on the secrets of the 2,000-year old computer capable of calculating planetary motions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rUsgL2VGeU
Astronomy Camp -- University of Arizona Alumni Association Astronomy Camp - http://www.astronomycamp.org/
Astronomy Courses -- Online Courses
Astronomy Education Review (AER) -- http://aer.noao.edu-- Index: http://aas.org/teach/subject-index-papers-astronomy-education-review-2001-2013
Bad Astronomy http://www.badastronomy.com/ misconceptions
Books online - http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/onlinebks/online.htm
Birthday Stars activity by Timothy Ferris - http://www.pbs.org/seeinginthedark/explore-the-sky/birthday-stars.html
Careers -- Career Resources for Astronomy Students
Creationism -- In response to demands (in Kansas and elsewhere) that discussions of the Big Bang and the vast age of the cosmos be excluded from science curricula, the Astronomy Education Board of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) has put together an article for teachers on how we know the universe is old and that it changes with time. The illustrated article has been posted on the Web at: http://www.astrosociety.org/education/publications/tnl/56/ It is a special issue of the "Universe in the Classroom" newsletter on teaching astronomy in grades 3-12, published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
CERES -- Montana State University -- a series of Internet-based Astronomy Lesson plans. The activities were developed by a team of teachers and scientists for the MSU/NASA Center for Educational Resources (CERES) Project for students at a variety of levels K-12. http://btc.montana.edu/ceres/
CLEA Gettysburg College/Project CLEA - http://www3.gettysburg.edu/~marschal/clea/CLEAhome.html - Information on astronomical laboratory exercises. Anonymous FTP: io.cc.gettysburg.edu Read the 00-README file there for further info. Resource materials for undergraduate and high-school astronomy laboratories. manuals and software for downloading, and links to other astronomical resources. From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Larry Marschall)
Drake Equation Online (TERC) - http://astrobio.terc.edu/drake/
EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR Astronomy Education
Earth Rotation - Rotation Of Earth Plunges Entire North American Continent Into Darkness [The Onion: February 27, 2006 - March 5, 2006 | Issue 42*09]
ExInEd--Hypercard Books for Macs http://www.stsci.edu/exined-html/exined-home.html
Eyes on the Sky--Feet on the Ground -- http://hea-www.harvard.edu/ECT/the_book/
Galileo 1610 - http://www.galileo1610.com - Mark Thgompson plays Galileo.
KidsAstronomy.com -- http://www.KidsAstronomy.com -- a dynamic children's Astronomy website.
Space Science Institute (Nora McDevitt) I have been using Kinesthetic
Astronomy (including body shadows) and the kids really get it. It is
free. "The Sky Time lesson reconnects students with the astronomical
meaning of the day, year, and seasons. Like all Kinesthetic Astronomy
lessons, it teaches basic astronomical concepts through choreographed
bodily movements and positions that provide educational sensory
Live from Antarctica http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/livefrom/livefrom.html
Light Pollution - International Dark Sky Association - http://www.darksky.org
Living in Space game--teacher page - http://www.childrensmuseum.org/cosmicquest/spacestation/teacher.html
Mars Project Phase One http://marsproject.com/
FINDING IMPACT CRATERS WITH LANDSAT - http://craters.gsfc.nasa.gov - In this classroom activity, students consider the sudden release of a tremendous amount of kinetic energy when an extraterrestrial object strikes the Earth. They write about the effects that such a collision might have on the land, atmosphere, water, and living things. Students then read descriptions of the actual effects of impact events and the evidence these leave behind. In small groups, they study satellite images that show possible evidence of impact events, selecting one or two images to interpret for the class, and explain how the image does or does not show evidence of an impact event. To demonstrate their understanding of the role of impact events in shaping the Earth, students write a series of guidance questions for a field expedition to determine whether or not a given landform is an impact crater. Recommended Level: Grades 5-8.
National Astronomy Education Projects Catalog - http://www.astrosociety.org/education/resources/naep.html - (ASP) Catalog includes workshops, curriculum, computer and audio-visual materials, newsletters, student programs, planetarium and amateur astronomy projects, and awards and grants.
Olympiad -- International Astronomy Olympiad http://olympiads.win.tue.nl
Paper Plate Education website at http://analyzer.depaul.edu/paperplate
PhysLink--Online Physics and Astronomy Education Reference http://www.physlink.com/
Programs Using Real Astronomy Data - http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/teacher_research/otherpgms.shtml
Research Based Science Education(RBSE) http://www.noao.edu/outreach/rbse/ a four-week summer workshop for middle and high school teachers interested in incorporating astronomy research within their science classes.
Research in Astronomy Education -- bibliographies
SEGway--NASA online science activities http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/SEGway/
Skynet University - http://skynet.unc.edu/introastro/ourcouses/
Solar System scaling activities and scale models, with about 70 links to activity pages and various scale models: http://www.vendian.org/mncharity/dir3/solarsystem/
Solar System model Excel spreadsheet http://www.clarkfoundation.org/astro-utah/snippets/scale/
Space Explorers - http://www.space-explorers.com/
Spectroscopy Activities http://www.as.utexas.edu/stardate/spectroscopy/sp.html by Mary Kay Hemenway Ph. D., Astronomy Department, University of Texas
Surfing the Solar System, Treasure Hunt Game from Family ASTRO at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific http://www.astrosociety.org/education/surf.htmlTelescope Technology for Teachers -- http://www.as.utexas.edu/stardate/ttt/ttt.html, also http://www.as.utexas.edu/mcdonald/scope/poster/poster.htm (University of Texas)
University of Alabama http://crux.astr.ua.edu/AstroHome.html University degree program information; images
Windows on the Universe http://www.windows.ucar.edu/
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