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Linford, Kyle; Oltman, Kathleen; Daisey, Peggy – Grantee Submission, 2016
(Purpose) The purpose of this paper is to describe visual literacy, an adapted version of Visual Thinking Strategy (VTS), and an art-integrated middle school mathematics lesson about scientific notation. The intent of this lesson was to provide students with a real life use of scientific notation and exponents, and to motivate them to apply their…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Interdisciplinary Approach, Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction
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Parsley, Danette; Ristvey, John – Afterschool Matters, 2014
Though school is out for the summer, ninth- and tenth-grade students at Union Intermediate High School are burning off energy playing a game of tag on the soccer field. But that is not all they are doing. They are also synthesizing and applying key chemistry concepts they have just learned related to the conditions of the early solar system. They…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Team Sports
Carter, Betty – School Library Journal, 2011
This article presents an interview with Paolo Bacigalupi, a rising sci-fi star who has walked away with the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and, most recently, the Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature--the Young Adult Library Services Association's top prize for prose. That's pretty impressive for a guy who's published…
Descriptors: Authors, Science Fiction, Adolescent Literature, Books
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Harpaz, Amos – Physics Teacher, 1991
Proposes a scenario to describe the formation of a planetary nebula, a cloud of gas surrounding a very hot compact star. Describes the nature of a planetary nebula, the number observed to date in the Milky Way Galaxy, and the results of research on a specific nebula. (MDH)
Descriptors: Density (Matter), High Schools, Mathematical Formulas, Physics
Harrington, Sherwood – 1990
A glossary of 50 astronimical terms is presented. Among terms included are: Asteroid; Big Bang; Binary Star; Black Hole; Comet; Constellation; Eclipse; Equinox; Galaxy; Globular Cluster; Local Group; Magellanic Clouds; Nebula; Neutron Star; Nova; Parsec; Quasar; Radio Astronomy; Red Giant; Red Shift; S.E.T.I.; Solstice; Supernova; and White Dwarf.…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Definitions, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Dayton, Sandra – Voice of Youth Advocates, 1984
Lists adolescent fiction and nonfiction titles that received Boston Globe/Horn Book Award, Carnegie Medal, Child Study Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Award, Christopher Award, Edgar Allen Poe Award, Golden Kite Award, Nebula Award, and National Book Award/American Book Award. Each entry includes bibliographic information and…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Awards, Fiction
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Cadogan, Peter – Mercury, 1983
Presents findings and conclusions about the origin of the moon, favoring the capture hypothesis of lunar origin. Advantage of the hypothesis is that it allows the moon to have been formed elsewhere, specifically in a hotter part of the solar nebula, accounting for chemical differences between earth and moon. (JN)
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, Higher Education, Lunar Research
Metz, William – Mosaic, 1983
Discusses the nature of and current research related to binary stars, indicating that the knowledge that most stars come in pairs is critical to the understanding of stellar phenomena. Subjects addressed include aberrant stellar behavior, x-ray binaries, lobes/disks, close binaries, planetary nebulas, and formation/evolution of binaries. (JN)
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, Higher Education, Science Education
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Greenstein, George – Mercury, 1985
Part one recounted the story of the discovery of pulsars and examined the Crab Nebula, supernovae, and neutron stars. This part (experts from the book "Frozen Star") shows how an understanding of the nature of pulsars allowed astronomers to tie these together. (JN)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Education, Scientific Research
Truelove, Elizabeth; Dejoie, Joyce – 1997
This booklet contains information and activities on the life cycle of stars. Materials can be adapted for kindergarten through grade 8 classrooms. Background information on massive stars and medium stars and activities with subjects such as star life, constellation shapes, nebula terminology, astronomical distances, and pulsars is included. The 12…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Elementary Education, General Science, Interdisciplinary Approach