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|Grade Level:||Elementary School, High School, Middle School
How well can your students …
• Illustrate the reason for Earth’s seasons?
• Explain how far a light year is?
• Simulate the phases of the Moon?
• Describe the effects of greenhouse gases?
• Connect astronomy to other Earth system science?
Project Earth Science: Astronomy, Revised 2nd Edition, involves students in activities that focus on Earth’s position in our solar system. How do we measure astronomical distances? How can we look back in time as we gaze across vast distances in space? How would our planet be different without its particular atmosphere and distance to our star? What are the geometries among Earth, the Moon, and the Sun that yield lunar phases and seasons? Students explore these concepts and others in 11 teacher-tested activities. Background materials for students and teachers, detailed and illustrated procedures for doing activities, and supplemental resources provide students and teachers with tools to understand Earth as one planet among many in our solar system—and universe.
|Intended User Role:||Elementary-Level Educator, High-School Educator, Middle-Level Educator, Teacher
Additions and Changes to Revised 2nd Edition
About Project Earth Science: Astronomy
Creating Scientific Knowledge
Getting Ready for Classroom Instruction
Project Earth Science: Astronomy and the National Science Education Standards
Safety in the Classroom Practices
Standards Organizational Matrix
Activities at a Glance Matrix
Activity 1 Measuring the Moon Indirectly
Activity 2 Light Year as Distance
Activity 3 Solar System Scale
Activity 4 The Speed of Light
Activity 5 How Far to the Star? The Parallax Effect
Activity 6 The Formation of the Solar System
Activity 7 Habitable Zone: How Distance and Temperature Are Related
Activity 8 The Greenhouse Effect
Activity 9 Creature Feature: Comparing Earth to Mars and Venus
Activity 10 Reasons for the Seasons
Activity 11 Phases of the Moon
Reading 1 Angular Diameters
Reading 2 What Is a Light Year?
Reading 3 Hubble Space Telescope
Reading 4 Scale Measurements
Reading 5 The Goldilocks Effect: Earth Is Just Right
Reading 6 The Parallax Effect
Reading 7 Earth as a System
Reading 8 Global Warming
Reading 9 The Water Cycle
Reading 10 The Greenhouse Effect
Reading 11 The Coming Climate Crisis?
Reading 12 Reasons for the Seasons
Reading 13 Phases of the Moon
About the Authors
||Nice Brteak from the Norm
||Reviewed by: Donald B (Stafford, VA) on October 22, 2011
||These activities are wonderful to break up the normal classroom teaching. I plan to use them for both my Earth Science and Ecology classes.
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