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.

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The Supernova Educator's Guide was developed by the XMM-Newton and Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (formerly GLAST) E/PO programs. It features three curriculum enhancement activities…
Astronomy Education Review
  
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A. Fraknoi, Astron. Educ. Rev., 10 (1), 3 (2011).
This is a brief essay about concepts for improving the way teachers teach. It is geared toward the field of Astronomy, but the concepts can be applied universally. The author…
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E. Prather and G. Brissenden, Astron. Educ. Rev., 7 (2), 1-17 (2008).
Professional development for astronomy instructors largely focuses on enhancing their understanding of the limitations of professor-centered lectures while also increasing awareness…
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A. Fraknoi, Astron. Educ. Rev., 10 (1), 010302 (2011).
An annotated overview of 98 astronomy applications for smart phones and tablets has been published in the on-line journal "Astronomy Education Review." Compiled by Andrew Fraknoi…
Measurement of the Sidereal Day with Tracker  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The Measurement of the Sidereal Day with Tracker Lab uses the Tracker video analysis tool to measure and analyze the motion stars near Polaris (the North Celestial Pole) to determine…
  
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The Measurement of the Solar Rotation Rate with Tracker Lab uses the Tracker video analysis tool to measure and analyze the motion of sunspots to determine the solar rotation rate.…
The Physics Teacher
  
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C. Morrow, Phys. Teach., 38 (4), 252-253 (2000).
Everyday association with time in our modern age involves watches, clocks, and calendars rather than the astronomical motions that were the original bases for timekeeping. However,…
  
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This is a multimedia overview of RPS (radioisotope power systems), a type of nuclear energy technology that uses heat to produce electricity for powering spacecraft. The heat is…
Journal of College Science Teaching
  
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C. Henderson and A. Rosenthal, J. Coll. Sci. Teaching, 35 (7), 46-50 (2006).
College science teachers know that students get the most out of class if they have completed the assigned reading. To reinforce this expectation, we ask our introductory physics…
  
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This report lists six common teacher behaviors that should be avoided in the classroom.
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