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Published in 2016
"Six out of 10 people in the US have never seen out Milky Way Galaxy arch across their night sky from where they live. And the problem of light pollution is quickly getting worse. Within a couple of generations in the US, only the national parks will have dark enough skies to see the Milky Way....
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Uncle Al's Starwheels are inexpensive star maps, adjustable for any time of night in any month of th eyear. Such maps are called planispheres. These Starwheels were created by the Hall's Hands-On Universe project, and based on the Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) Sky Challenger, a set of 6 starwheels,...
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Check out Sky & Telescope's weekly observing update, Sky at a Glance, published every Friday. Not only do we provide simple sky maps and observing tips for the upcoming week, we also keep you up to date on the latest celestial events. A winter article might focus on the dazzling Orion Nebula, where...
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NASA gives an explanation of what makes up most of our Universe -- Dark Matter. This easy-to-understand site is best for grades K-8. 
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On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse swept across the U.S.A. The glorious sight of the fully eclipsed sun was visible along a 60-mile-wide path arching from Oregon to South Carolina. Millions of people traveled to this “path of totality” to watch as the moon entirely covered the face of the...
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Published in 2018
"With an iPad or iPhone and this app, you can transport students to the Moon to complete astronaut missions. Best suited for elementary audiences, the app uses Augmented Reality (AR) technology to transform your classroom into a moonscape for exploration. Looking through the camera lens, students...
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The Fermi E/PO team has developed a set of three activities to teach students about active galaxies. All three activities are aligned with the national science and mathematics standards a beautiful poster illustrating an Active Galaxy features one of the three activities on the reverse side.
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Students use polystyrene foam balls and light bulbs to investigate the sun's intensity on the surface of the Earth.
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Students compare ways of investigating weather on Earth and on other planets in our solar system. They use a video to discuss which different types of weather information might helps us understand what the environments are like on each planet. Then students compare and contrast weather conditions...
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Published in 1998
Welcome to our collection of children's online astronomy activities. In th efollowing six chapters are hundreds of fun explorations into astronomy as a classroom tool for learning how to theorize, experiment, and analyze data. The activities are fully illustrated and contain detailed, step-by-step...
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One of my special interests is producing astronomy resource guides to help educators, astronomy students, and the interested public figure out the best books, articles, and websites for researching a particular topic in space science or astronomy education. The links on this page will take you to...
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Published in 2001
A description of several classroom activities for investigating lunar phases, Earth-Moon distances, and lunar eclipses.
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Children ages 8 to 11 discover the Moon's influence on our culture through this 30-minute, light-hearted investigation of lunar phases. The children hear a story, song, or (silly or serious) poem that celebrates the Moon's different phases. They recreate the shapes of the lunar phases using the...
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This site provides ranking tasks for teaching introductory astronomy. Pensil-and-paper versions as well as computer-based versions are available grouped by topic. New materials will be added as the computer-based versions are completed. It is anticipated that the pencil-and-paper versions will be...
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Few phenomena in nature still up interest as much as a solar or lunar eclipse. In history, we have learned much about the Sun, Moon, nad Earth from careful observation of them. In this activity, you will look at how eclipses have enriched our knowledge as well as thrilled our senses.
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Third grade is usually when most children learn what the planets look like and where they are in the solar system. If your child knows what each planet looks like, she'll have no trouble with this intergalactic crossword puzzle.
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To learn anything about a star, astronomers must analyze its light. They accomplish this by pointing a telescope at the star to gather its light and then using a spectroscope to spread the light into a spectrum. By comparing and analyzing patterns in the spectra of many stars, astronomers have...
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Explore how the changing position of the Sun causes seasons on Earth.
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Students learn about the phases of the moon by acting them out. In 30 minutes, they will act out one complete 30-day cycle.
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The presence of water in solid, liquid, and gaseous forms is one of the primary factors that distinguished Earth from its neighbors in the solar system. In this activity, students will toss a globe to collect data on whether there is more surface water or land on earth.
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