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Astronomy is the scientific study of celestial objects (such as stars, planets, comets, and galaxies) and phenomena that originate outside the Earth's atmosphere (such as cosmic background radiation).

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Archive: Science Update: Hubble's 30th Anniversary, April 29, 2020

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was launched into Earth orbit on 24 April 1990 by the Space Shuttle. A flaw in the primary mirror initially made it l...

Web Seminar

Science 101: What are some common misconceptions to be aware of when teaching about astronomy?

This column provides background science information for elementary teachers. This issue focuses on misconceptions with astronomy. ...

Journal Article

Scope on the Skies: Storms From the Skies

This column focuses on astronomy throughout the year. This issue discusses meteor showers and storms. ...

Journal Article

What’s Inside Our Solar System?

The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about the solar system. The probe is designed to find out if students can distingu...

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Spring Migrations
 

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Comics in the Classroom
 

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Q: What are some astronomical concepts that we can teach using a globe or model of the Earth?
 

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Preparing for Cosmic Collisions
 

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The Milky Way and Lentil Beans
 

Web Seminar

Archive: Science Update: Hubble's 30th Anniversary, April 29, 2020

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was launched into Earth orbit on 24 April 1990 by the Space Shuttle. A flaw in the primary mirror initially made it l...

 

Journal Article

The New Space Race
 

Interactive E-book Student Edition

Gravity and Orbits (Student Edition)

The Gravity and Orbits Enhanced E-book* investigates concepts related to Earth’s universal gravitation and how gravity affects the universe around u...

 

Interactive E-book

Gravity and Orbits

The Gravity and Orbits Enhanced E-book* investigates concepts related to Earth’s universal gravitation and how gravity affects the universe around u...

 

Interactive E-book Student Edition

Solar System (Student Edition)

The Solar System Enhanced E-book* explores what we know about our solar system’s planets, moons, and other celestial bodies. This e-book focuses on ...

 

Interactive E-book Student Edition

Earth, Sun, and Moon (Student Edition)

The Earth, Sun, and Moon Enhanced E-book* uses diagrams, illustrative visual aids, and multimedia to help teachers, students, and other readers unders...

 

NSTA Press Book

Solar Science: Exploring Sunspots, Seasons, Eclipses, and More

Solar Science offers more than three dozen hands-on, inquiry-based activities on many fascinating aspects of solar astronomy. The activities cover the...

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