ERIC Number: ED406240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Astronomy: Minds-on the Universe. Supplemental Teaching Activities for Grades K-8.
Marble, Stephen; Fowler, Marilyn, Ed.
This teachers guide contains activities and materials created to teach astronomy concepts to children from grades K-8. It is organized into four units: (1) Earth and Stars; (2) Spheres and Orbits; (3) Stars and Gravity; and (4) Scales and Measurement. Activities are arranged within each unit around six content topics: (1) Earth; (2) Solar System; (3) Stars; (4) Motions; (5) Special Interests; and (6) Instruments. The Special Interest activities are unique activities that integrate astronomy with other areas of the curriculum or deal with special issues. Each unit contains a teacher's guide, a set of required materials, and classroom display items. The activities allow students to actively examine their prior knowledge and assumptions about astronomy and to build their conceptual understandings based on explorations and expressions of their ideas. Contains 19 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Measurement, Misconceptions, Science Activities, Scientific Concepts, Space Sciences, Units of Study
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, 211 East 7th Street, Austin, TX 78701-3281.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.