21st Century Astronomy, AstroTours

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Link to Resource: http://www.wwnorton.com/college/astronomy/21st-century-astro3/astrotours.aspx
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Organization:W. W. Norton and Company
Summary:Find many useful animations on all topics related to astronomy-such as: Patterns in the Sky and Motions of Earth, Gravity and Orbits, Light, Tools of the Astronomer, A Brief History of the Solar System, The Terrestrial Planets and Earth's Moon, Atmosphere's of the Terrestrial Planets, Gravity and Kepler's Laws, Small World and their Debris, Taking the Measure of Stars, Our Sun, Star Formation and the Interstellar Medium, Our Expanding Universe, and Galaxies.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 2
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.A; ESS1.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS1-1; HS-ESS1-2; HS-ESS1-3; HS-ESS1-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: 9-12; astronomy; high school; solar system
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