ERIC Number: ED253423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
This document consists of activities and references for teaching astronomy. The activities (which include objectives, list of materials needed, and procedures) focus on: observing the Big Dipper and locating the North Star; examining the Big Dipper's stars; making and using an astrolabe; examining retograde motion of Mars; measuring the Sun's diameter; finding the Sun's altitude and azimuth; observing sunspots; examining sunspot numbers over time; classifying stars; using a model to demonstrate the expanding universe; and making a moon phase model. The references include: a list of suppliers for audio-visual aids used in teaching astronomy; descriptions (and sources) of star charts and telescopes; an annotated list of astronomy periodicals; a list of professional astronomy organizations; articles by John Percy (including "Astronomy in the Classroom--Some New Resource Material,""Astronomy in Your Classroom", "Education in Astronomy: A Review," and "The Teaching of Astronomy in Canadian Schools"; several additional articles, including "Readily Observable Phenomena" by Dave Berryman, "The Mysterious Satellites of Saturn" and "Jupital Watch Continues--Jupiter Revealed" by Chandra Madhosingh, and "How to See the End of Night as the World Turns" by Allan Wooton; sky charts; a description of teaching styles related to astrological signs; and other materials. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.
Identifiers: Manitoba; Star Charts; Telescopes
Note: Booklet was designed to be used in conjunction with a teacher workshop on astronomy.