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Issue 8 - Summer 2011  Downloadable Resources



Measuring Star Brightness with a Digital Camera

Visual Spectroscopy and the Borders of the Colors

Digital Spectroscopy - Light with a Laptop

Measuring Galaxy Spectra for Velocities

Demonstrating the Loss of Starlight

Using Spectra to Determine Planetary Nebulae Properties
  • Alternative Universes -- That 6th Grade Earth Science textbook said WHAT?
  • Astronomy Planning Calendar - Summer
  • The RAP Sheet - Research Abstracts for Practitioners - 
    • Children's Answers to "What is a Day?"
    • Using Online Archived Data to Learn About the Causes of Tides
    • Should We Teach Astronomy Once or Four Times, and Why
  • Photons Focused On:  -- Teacher at the Telescope, Getting Spectra
  • Astronomical Teachniques - Candied Physics!, Using a Magazine to Teach Literacy in a Middle School Science Class
  • My Views of the Classroom Universe (Editor's Column) - Summertime, The Time for Light Reading

Issue 7 - Spring 2011   Downloadable Resources

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Measuring the Age of the Expanding Universe with Google Sky

Gnomon Knowledge - Sundials Are A Global Activity

Investigating Astronomy Without Using Vision

Three Methods of Using Online Space Data to Support Inquiry
  • Teacher's Challenge -- This Issue's Most Puzzling Terms?
  • Astronomy Planning Calendar - Spring
  • The RAP Sheet - Research Abstracts for Practitioners - 
    • A Most Marvelous Cosmology and Philosophy Article!
    • A 5E Plan for Teaching Weightlessness and Combating Its Misconceptions
    • Teaching about Day, Night and Earth as a Sphere to 4-6 Year Olds
  • Photons Focused On:  -- Solar System Names in Products and Businesses
  • Astronomical Teachniques - Findings Noted at the January American Astronomical Society Meeting
  • My Views of the Classroom Universe (Editor's Column) - Astronomy May Be Global But Knowledge is Not

Issue 6 - Winter 2010-11  Downloadable Resources


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By Jove!  Discover Jupiter's Third Law Yourself!

Warning!  Celestial Bodies and Graphic Content Enclosed

Goldilocks and 3 Bears 500 Exoplanets in The Classroom

Click!  Ten Picture of the Day Websites

An Astronomy Picture of the Day Scavenger Hunt!
  • Teacher's Challenge -- This Issue's Most Puzzling Terms?
  • Astronomy Planning Calendar - Winter
  • The RAP Sheet - Research Abstracts for Practitioners - 
    • Building a Learning Progression for Celestial Motion: Elementary Levels from an Earth-Based Perspective.
  • Photons Focused On:  -- Korean Observatories Royal and Ancient, Public and Modern
  • Astronomical Teachniques - Turning Misconceptions into Inquiry 
  • My Views of the Classroom Universe (Editor's Column) - Universal Toe-Holds
Issue 5 - Fall 2010   Downloadable Resources

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Create Your Own Cosmos, The Way of the Maasai

Crank Astronomy as a Teaching Tool - The Electric Sun

Solar System Distance Scales, A Ladder Made of Triangles

Galileo Measured a Mountain and So Can You!

Illuminating Science Through Darkness - 1 - Shadow Cones

Illuminating Science Through Darkness - 2 - In Earth's Shadow

Illuminating Science Through Darkness - 3 - Caught! Shadow Revealed, Moon's Size and Distance Found
  • Teacher's Challenge -- This Issue's Most Puzzling Terms?
  • Astronomy Planning Calendar - Fall
  • The RAP Sheet - Research Abstracts for Practitioners - 
    • Big Ideas: A Review of Astronomy Education Research, 1974-2008
    • Using Kinesthetic Activities to Teach Ptolemaic and Copernican Retrograde Motion
    • Astronomical Concepts and Events Awareness in Young Children
  • Photons Focused On:  -- A Kinesthestic Astronomy Chorale
  • Astronomical Teachniques - The Actual Places of the Zodiac Constellations
  • My Views of the Classroom Universe (Editor's Column) - Fear = Ignorance


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