The Astronomy Center has provided educational resources to introductory astronomy educators since 2003. Over the past 20 years, the rapid pace of discovery has rendered some of our linked resources obsolete. Thus, the Astronomy Center will be decommissioned on March 1, 2022. Our highest quality resources will be retained on ComPADRE.org.
This website provides role-playing and problem-based exercises for introductory and advanced astronomy students. Small groups and group interactions are used to stimulate discussion and learning. The exercises include star and planet formation, the runaway greenhouse effect, life in space, cosmology, galaxies, redshift, and telescopes. This website also provides two on-line papers about the benefits of role-playing and problem-based exercises.
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