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  Teaching Resources

Curriculum Specific Resources:

  1. Elementary
  2. Secondary
  3. Post-Secondary
  4. Summative Assessment ideas and research topics
  5. How to use Webquests in Astronomy
  6. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Astronomy Teachers
  7. Wake Up! Experiential Learning in the Astronomy Classroom

Subject Specific Resources:

  1. Introduction to the Day and Night Sky
    1. Simple star chart
    2. Complex star chart
    3. Astronomy basics
    4. Observing the sky
    5. Constellations
    6. SkyView - virtual telescope
    7. Tour the night sky
    8. Get started in observing the sky
  2. The Sun and Stars
    1. SOHO Exploring the Sun
    2. Solar Eclipse
    3. Solar Maximum
    4. Sun Spots
    5. Safe Solar observing
  3. The Earth and the Moon
    1. Planet Earth
    2. Reasons for the seasons
    3. Aurora
    4. The Moon
    5. Lunar Eclipses
  4. The Planets
    1. Your Age on other Worlds
    2. Your Weight on other Worlds
    3. Build a Solar System
    4. Solar System Simulator
    5. Planetary data
    6. The 8 Planets
    7. Explore Mars
  5. Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids
    1. Comets
    2. Asteroids
    3. Meteoroids
    4. Small bodies of the solar system
    5. Crazy Craters!
    6. Meteors and Meteor Showers
    7. The Comet's Tale
    8. Comets discovered by Canadians
  6. The Milky Way and the Universe Beyond
    1. Galaxy tour
    2. Milky Way Galaxy
    3. Virtual Journey into the Universe
    4. Cosmic Evolution
    5. Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
  7. Astronomers and Their Tools
    1. History of astronomy in Canada
    2. Canadian contributions to astronomy
    3. Notable Canadian astronomers
    4. Careers in astronomy
    5. Canada - France- Hawaii Telescope
    6. Gemini Observatory
    7. Hubble Space Telescope
    8. Telescope buying guide

General Astronomy Resources:

  1. Frequently Asked Questions...
    1. About Astronomy
    2. About Being an Astronomer
  2. Astronomy Newsletters for Teachers
  3. Bad Astronomy
  4. Astronomy Picture of the Day
  5. Astronomy Glossary
  6. Canadian Junior Astronomer Program
  7. Tour the Universe presentation
  8. Astronomy Gee Whiz page

compiled by the CASCA education Webteam, (2009)

 
       

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