ERIC Number: ED219257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Junior High Astronomy.
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 constellation positions, earth rotation/revolution, planets and the zodiac, cosmic calendar, survival on the moon, scale diagrams of the solar system, ellipses, planetary orbits, reading from a metric ruler, what happens to a spinning ball, color/temperature relationship of stars, distance measuring devices, and astrolabes. Word search activities, astronomy books and audio-visual materials available from the Manitoba Education Library and 16-mm films available from the School Film Services, and information for observing astronomical phenomena ("Sky Watch") are included. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.
Identifiers: Constellations; Manitoba