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ERIC Number: ED219259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Pages: 124
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Intermediate 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 planets and the zodiac, survival on the moon, making scale diagrams of solar system, planetary orbits, scale of planetary distances, and what happens to a spinning ball. Astronomy books and audio-visual materials available from the Manitoba Education Library, 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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.
Identifiers: Constellations; Manitoba