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ERIC Number: ED219256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Pages: 101
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Greenstone, Sid; Smith, Murray
Selected materials needed to teach an astronomy unit as well as suggested procedures, activities, ideas, and astronomy fact sheets published by the Manitoba Planetarium are provided. Subjects of the fact sheets include: publications and classroom picture sets available from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and facts and statistics about the sun, moon, inner planets, outer planets, satellites of the solar system, planetary conjunction of 1981, meteors and meteor showers, comets, the Milky Way, quasars and pulsars, unidentified flying objects (UFO's), and activities of the Manitoba Planetarium. Instructions are provided for making constellation slides and constellation cans, with suggested student activities. Charts of constellations which may be duplicated or used to prepare overhead transparencies are also provided. Additional activities focus on earth rotation/revolution, planets and zodiac, cosmic calendar, survival on the moon, scale diagrams of the solar system, constellation positions, ellipses, planetary orbits, color/temperature relationship of stars, distance measuring devices, and angle measurements. Astronomy books and audio-visual materials available from the Manitoba Education Library and 16-mm films available from the School Film Services are included. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.
Identifiers: Constellations; Manitoba