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The Classroom Astronomer is a full color, quarterly PDF publication designed as a practitioner journal for classroom teachers of astronomy. While centered at the high school level, it also provides tips, techniques and informative how-to articles for teachers of grades K-8 and undergraduate college "Astro 101" courses. Our mission is to increase the amount of astronomy in the school systems and improve the skills of teachers.
Cover Story! From Textbook to e-Book - Textbooks are getting so expensive for students...and large! In this day of digital interactivity, print just doesn't cut it. Here is the story of the conversion of a classic college astronomy textbook into an eBook, with all the tools you should need and tips you should know, as told by its lead author Stephen Shawl.
Cover Story! Promoting a Total Solar Eclipse with an e-Book - Are
you a teacher with good ideas from years of teaching? How about
an eclipse watcher? How about both? Here is one teacher's
way of getting kids nationwide to go see the August 2017
transcontinental total solar eclipse--with his very own e-Book.
More good tools and tips for making an e-Book for sale.
Celebrating the International Year of Light - 2015
is the IYL and these two British authors have resources and ideas on
how you can teach about light, energy, environmental, physics and light
pollution for the next school year.
Universe. Darkly. - What
do you find when you find that 95% of everything you thought had is
gone? Dark Matter. What is it? How can we detect
it? What happens when Dark Matter is around? Here is a
backgrounder using material from two dark matter experts.
Photons Focused On -- Astronomical Europe: Streets and Sundials - Europeans
just love scientists and sundials. Even nondescript residential
or side streets can have interesting astronomical connections, as these
...this website and the quarterly publications would certainly be one of my most valuable resources...(they) have many practical suggestions for classroom and evening activities to make astronomy more accessible for high school students. - W. Brouwer, reviewer, Alberta, Canada AAPT section
Most articles in TCA are up to the standard of The Science Teacher. - B. Palmquist, professor of physics/science education, Central Washington University
...(TCA) is notable for its infectious enthusiasm. Give this unpretentious journal a chance. - Magazines for Libraries
Your magazine will be a good resource both for me, and for the B. Ed. students who are taking the elementary science course...Well-done! - Terry Bridger, Queens University, Canada
I just spent my lunch hour reading through it, and it's a lot of fun with some good classroom ideas ready to go. - Colin Jagoe, Kawartha Pine Ridge, District School Board, Canada
I have just subscribed to your magazine and have read the fall issue. What a great concept! What a fantastic resource! Thank you for taking your love of the skies and turning it into something that will help us teachers create a future generation of knowledgeable sky observers! - Deborah J. Snow, Perrysburg Jr. High, OH
An impressive mass of interesting material! - Guy Ottewell, Author Astronomical Calendar
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The Classroom Astronomer is published by Hermograph Press LLC, Marietta, GA
Publisher/Editor: Dr. Larry Krumenaker