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Table of Contents
Longitude and Latitude on a Stick--Anywhere! - Everybody
knows you can get your latitude by observing Polaris but did you know
you have more than one way to measure your latitude or longitude, and
that you can do so from anywhere in the world, north or south? You
don't need a pole star to do so, just a pole!
Reeling In the Next Generation Science Standards--One Educator's Approach - Oh,
no, not another national standard to adjust your course
curriculum! Here is how one educator to a popular online resource
and made it conform to the NGSS, and how you can do so for your own
Teaching Astronomy on the Roof of the World - More than a review of Chris Impey's book Humble Before the Void,
this article gives insight to astronomy teachers on how to teach while
keeping respect for other cultures' views and different student
Astronomical Teachniques - An inexpensive celestial sphere used in Thailand to teach about the Sun's daily and annual motions can be useful at any latitude, and it is easy to make.
More Than the Moon Gets Eclipsed; Humor and a Teachnique - In
early preparation for the next total lunar eclipse, here's a way to
easily demonstrate umbras and penumbras, and a text message exchange
between adult and student about 'homework."
Pictures from this Issue!
Journal and Review of Astronomy Education and Outreach
A Scholarly Publication of Research, News and Commentary
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...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
Which Toy Planetarium Would A Teacher Want?
Finding spectra of gas tubes, street lights that cause light pollution, and the Sun with Vernier's SpectroVis
The End of the World! What? Again? All about the 2012 Nonsense and Educational Activities to Show Why
Using Vernier sensors to monitor light, temperature and sky color during any solar eclipse.
Gnomon Knowledge - Sundials Are A Global Activity
For four articles on lunar eclipses and measuring the Moon, see under Links.
On The Trail of William Herschel
Year Round Teaching Tool - Astronomy of the Northern Sky---A Sky Quest, Lives of the Stars
Testing Your Binocular Limits with Binaries
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