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published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
edited by Andrew Fraknoi
This compilation of papers, hand-outs, and resources is from a 2007 national conference on evidence-based best practice for teaching introductory astronomy. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific, one of the conference hosts, has made the compilation available at low cost. The 265-page volume contains instructional tools, lab exercises, classroom activities, demonstrations, online teaching resources, pedagogical articles, and ideas for building an interdisciplinary curriculum. The resource packet was designed for high school and college faculty who teach an astronomy course for beginning students with little background in physics or advanced mathematics.

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific provides many kinds of educational materials which can be ordered online from this site.  The site includes links to many other astronomy-related resources.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Astronomy Education
= Assessment
= Curricula
= Education Research
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Best practice
= Demonstration
= Instructor Guide/Manual
= Laboratory
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
- Reference Material
= Proceedings
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- Laboratory
- New teachers
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© 2007 Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Keywords:
astronomical society, astronomy activities, astronomy best practice, astronomy demonstrations, education, lesson plans
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, edited by A. Fraknoi, (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, 2007), WWW Document, (http://www.astrosociety.org/events/cosmos/cosmos07/cosmos.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
Cosmos in the Classroom 2007: Papers and Handouts from a Hands-on Symposium on Teaching Introductory Astronomy, , edited by A. Fraknoi, (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, 2007), <http://www.astrosociety.org/events/cosmos/cosmos07/cosmos.html>.
APA Format
Fraknoi, A. (Ed.). (2007). Cosmos in the Classroom 2007: Papers and Handouts from a Hands-on Symposium on Teaching Introductory Astronomy. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Retrieved September 21, 2014, from http://www.astrosociety.org/events/cosmos/cosmos07/cosmos.html
Chicago Format
Fraknoi, Andrew, ed. Cosmos in the Classroom 2007: Papers and Handouts from a Hands-on Symposium on Teaching Introductory Astronomy. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2007. http://www.astrosociety.org/events/cosmos/cosmos07/cosmos.html (accessed 21 September 2014).
MLA Format
Fraknoi, Andrew, ed. Cosmos in the Classroom 2007: Papers and Handouts from a Hands-on Symposium on Teaching Introductory Astronomy. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2007. 3 Aug. 2008. 21 Sep. 2014 <http://www.astrosociety.org/events/cosmos/cosmos07/cosmos.html>.
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