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Education: Classroom Activities
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 Fun at the Riejka Astronomical Center, Riga, Croatia

Dr. David Hurd during a demonstration

The Giant Protractor!

This page maintained by the IPS Education Committee. See also:


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The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP)

ASP has a compilation of classroom activities in The Universe at Your Fingertips.

Other ASP resources and education links:


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Center for Educational Resources
(CERES) Project

Through funding from NASA, faculty at Montana State University and classroom teachers from across the nation have developed an extensive library of on-line and interactive K-12 science education materials  for teaching astronomy. Closely aligned with the NRC National Science Education Standards, these web based lessons make maximum use of exciting on-line NASA resources, data, and images. In addition to classroom-ready materials using contemporary teaching strategies, CERES has developed several on-line NASA data search engines and two graduate level distance learning courses, available over the internet to K-12 teachers.



Classroom Lessons from IPS Members

Personal Constellations: a pre- or post-planetarium activity that students customize. From April Whitt.

Solar System Stroll: a pre- or post-visit activity focused on the solar system. The students calculate and explore a true scale model of the solar system; options included to accommodate various math levels. From Geoff Holt.

Giant Protractor Lab

Teaching about the angle of insolation, aka The Giant Protractor Lab! From Mark Percy and Kim Preshoff, Williamsville North High School.

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