ERIC Number: ED433252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Space Science in Action: Astronomy [Videotape].
This videotape recording teaches students about constellations, star movement, and how scientists have studied celestial bodies throughout history from Ptolemy to Copernicus to the work of the Hubble Space Telescope. An interview with Kathy Thornton, one of the astronauts who repaired the Hubble while in orbit, is featured. A hands-on activity guides students in building their own sextant which demonstrates how ancient seafarers navigated using the movement of the stars. Contents include a teacher's guide designed to help science teachers in grades 5-8 by providing a brief synopsis of the program, pre-viewing and follow-up questions, activities, vocabulary, and additional resources. (CCM)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Activities, Solar System, Space Exploration, Space Sciences, Stars, Teaching Guides, Videotape Recordings
Schlessinger Media, Div. of Library Video Company, P.O. Box 580, Wynnewood, PA 19096; Tel: 800-843-3620 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.libraryvideo.com (23-minute VHS videotape and accompanying teacher's guide, $39.95; 9-volume set, $324.55).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For other videotapes in series, see SE 062 831-839.