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Timberlake, Todd – Physics Teacher, 2013
William Herschel (Fig. 1) is rightfully known as one of the greatest astronomers of all time. Born in Hanover (in modern Germany) in 1738, Herschel immigrated to England in 1757 and began a successful career as a professional musician. Later in life Herschel developed a strong interest in astronomy. He began making his own reflecting telescopes in…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science History, Scientists, Science Equipment
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Lieury, Alain; Lorant, Sonia – International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
This article is a synthesis of unpublished and published experiments showing that elementary memory scores (words and pictures immediate recall; delayed recall, recognition), which are very sensitive to aging and in pharmacological protocols, have little or no correlation with school achievement. The alternative assumption developed is that school…
Descriptors: Long Term Memory, Academic Achievement, Middle School Students, Recall (Psychology)
Gold, Michael – Science 86, 1986
Presents recent findings obtained by the Voyager 2 mission on Uranus. Updates information on the planet's moons, rings, atmosphere, and magnetic field. Illustrations and diagrams of selected aspects of Uranus are included. (ML)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Harrington, Sherwood – Mercury, 1987
Reviews recent findings related to Miranda, the icy satellite of Uranus. Includes Voyager photographs, computer-generated mosaics, and maps as well as interpretations of the illustrations. (ML)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Satellites (Aerospace), Science Education, Scientific Concepts
Brown, Robert Hamilton; Cruikshank, Dale P. – Scientific American, 1985
In preparation for the Voyager flybys in 1989, the pace of ground-based investigations of the moons of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto has quickened considerably. Information derived from these investigations is presented. (JN)
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, Earth Science, Higher Education
Maran, Stephen P. – Natural History, 1977
Events leading up to the discovery of the rings of Uranus are described. The methods used and the logic behind the methods are explained. Data collected to prove the existence of the rings are outlined and theories concerning the presence of planetary rings are presented. (AJ)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Research, Science History, Scientific Research
Hartsfield, John, Comp.; Sellers, Millie, Comp. – 1986
This booklet provides information and five worksheets for elementary students studying the solar system. Fact sheets provide information on the sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon, Mars, asteroids, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and comets. The worksheets are entitled: (1) Astronomical Unit; (2) Solar System Trivia; (3) Solar System Flash…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students
Fraknoi, Andrew – 1988
This reference surveys resources of astronomical information including books and articles about the solar system, Mercury, Venus, Earth, the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors. Also included is a list of seven available slide sets about the solar system. (CW)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Physical Sciences, Physics
Haggerty, James J. – Aerospace, 1985
Several major space programs in development for a decade or more will come to fruition in 1986. This illustrated summary amplifies several of these projects including: California space shuttle operations; fly-by Uranus; look at Comet Halley; space observatory; and others. Projects are significant in scientific potential and capability advancement.…
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Aerospace Technology, Astronomy, Satellites (Aerospace)
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Fraknoi, Andrew – Mercury, 1990
This resource list contains stories on the following topics: antimatter, asteroids, astronomers, black holes, comets, cosmology, jupiter, life elsewhere, mars, mercury, meteors, the moon, particle physics, pluto, quantum mechanics, quasars and active galaxies, relativity, saturn, stars, the sun, supernovae and neutron stars, time travel, uranus,…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Bibliographies, College Science, Earth Science
Fredericks, Anthony D. – 2000
This guide helps students and teachers use the Internet efficiently to find the latest information. Activities and units are divided into five categories: life science, physical science, earth science, space science, and the human body. Each unit contains an introduction, research questions, Web sites, literature resources, and activities and…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Body
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Education, Raleigh. – 1998
SUPERSTARS III is a K-8 program designed as an enrichment opportunity for self-directed learners in mathematics. The basic purpose of SUPERSTARS III is to provide the extra challenge that self-motivated students need in mathematics and to do so in a structured, long-term program that does not impinge on the normal classroom routine or the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary School Mathematics, Enrichment Activities, Intermediate Grades
Balbuena, Sherwin E.; Cantoria, Uranus E.; Cantoria, Amancio L., Jr.; Ferriol, Eny B. – Online Submission, 2015
This paper presents the collection and analysis of Min├ísbate equivalents of some concepts used in the study of arithmetic, counting, and geometry as provided by the elderly residents of the province of Masbate. The glossary of mathematical terms derived from interviews would serve as an authoritative reference for mother tongue teachers in the…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Sociocultural Patterns, Interviews, Indigenous Knowledge
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC. – 1991
The United States has explored the solar system with automated spacecraft and human-crewed expeditions that have produced a quantum leap in our knowledge and understanding of the solar system. Through the electronic sight and other "senses" of our automated spacecraft, color and complexion have been given to worlds that for centuries…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Satellites (Aerospace), Scientific and Technical Information, Solar System