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Issue 4 - Summer 2010  Downloadable Resources


Worlds Near Collision - An International Asteroid Hunt

Astronomy Education under the Southern Cross

Cell Phone-tography Helps Raise Astronomy Interest in Ontario

Russian Astronomy Holds On In a Unique School

Astronomy in India, National But Not Local

Ten Ideas for 'Natural' Astronomy from Italy
  • Astronomical Teachniques - 
    • How High Is The Sun? 
    • Earth Turns from West to East
    • International Observe the Moon Night
  • Sky Planning Calendar
  • The RAP Sheet - Research Abstracts for Practitioners - 
    • Justifying Alternative Models in Learning Astronomy: A study of K-8 science teachers' understanding of frames of reference
    • Meta-analysis of Planetarium Efficacy Research
  • My Views of the Classroom Universe - The International World of Astronomy
Issue 3 - Spring 2010   Downloadable Resources



Galileoscopes - A Photo Story

Eratosthenes Footprints - Shadows on a Globe

Jigsawing the Universe

A Scientist's Scientific Method

Mapping Alien Worlds

'12 for '12 - Websites, Resources and Activities to Combat 2012 Hysteria

2012 - The End of the World! What? Again??
  • The RAP Sheet - Research Abstracts for Practioners - 
    • A 3-D Virtual Reality Model of the Sun and the Moon for E-Learning at Elementary Schools
    • A Galilean Approach to the Galileo Affair, 1609-2009
  • Astronomical Teach-niques - 
    • Alternatives to Term Papers
    • A 'What-If' for Planetarium or Computer Screen
  • Sky Planning Calendar
  • My Views of the Classroom Universe (Editor's Column) - Is Astronomy In Our Schools The Future or Just History?

Issue 2 - Winter 2009-10  Downloadable Resources



Kinesthetic Cosmology

Is It Really Noon? Just Ask Your Shadow. +  A World Turned Upside Down

Analyzing Planets and Exoplanet Systems Through Graphing

Bringing Old Telescopes Back To Life

Teachable Moment: Let's Bomb The Moon!
  • Sky Planning Calendar
  • Astronomical Teach-niques - 
    • Moon Phases, Part 1--Why??
    • Moon Phases, Part 2 -- How Long?
    • Scales and Sizes in the Universe
  • The RAP Sheet - Research Abstracts for Practitioners -- 
    • Identifying Meta-Clusters of Students' Interest in Science and Their Change With Age
    • Gender Differences in Lunar-related Scientific and Mathematical Understandings
  • Teachers Challenge - Cosmic Vocabulary Quotient
  • Alternative Universes - Houghton Mifflin Science 3rd Grade
  • My Classroom Universe (Editor's Column) - Touching Historical Texts

Issue 1 - Fall 2009   Downloadable Resources

What if Ptolemy and Copernicus Played Ping Pong?

Researching Historical Astronomy in the Classroom

The International Astronomy Olympiad, A Commentary and Call for Participants

Arizona, Where "I Can't See The Big Dipper" is Heard

Teachable Moment: Jupiter, A Comet and Jupiter's Not-So-Mighty Winds

  • Teachers Challenge -Moon Phases
  • Astronomical Teach-niques - 
    • Science in Everyday Life - A Classifying/Coding Exercise,  
    • Should That Be A Straight Line or A Curve?, 
    • Usng Iridium Flashes to Show Systematic and Random Errors, 
    • What Causes Light Pollution?
  • The RAP Sheet - Research Abstracts for Practitioners --
    • Gravitating Toward Science, 
    • A Cross-age Study of Children's Knowledge of Apparent Celestioal Motion, 
    • The Relationship between Students' Views of the Nature of Science and their Views of the Nature of Scientific Measurement, 
    • Understanding of Earth and Space Science Concepts: Strategies for Concept-Building in Elementary Teacher Preparation
  • Sky Planning Calendar
  • Alternative Universes - Houghton Mifflin Science Grade 4
  • My Classroom Universe (Editor's Column) - Why This Magazine?

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