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Physics Teacher Vol. 53, No. 1 (January 2015) pp. 54–56
An innate advantage for astronomy teachers is having numerous breathtaking images of the cosmos available to capture students' curiosity, imagination, and wonder. Internet-based astronomy image libraries are numerous and easy to navigate. The...
Physics Teacher Vol. 49, No. 2 (February 2011) pp. 94–96
The universe of topics to choose from when teaching an astronomy course is astronomically immense. This wide array of opportunity presents some inherently difficult choices for teachers at all levels on how to limit the scope of the course to make...
Assessment of an Internet-Delivered Interactive Approach to Introductory Astronomy for Non-Science Majors
Astronomy Education Review Vol. 3, No. 1 (March 2004) pp. 17–25
This project explores the effectiveness of learner-centered education (LCE) principles and practices on student learning and attitudes in an online interactive introductory astronomy course for non-science majors by comparing a high-quality Internet-...
School Science and Mathematics Vol. 98, No. 1 (1998) pp. 35–40
Discusses advances in hypermedia as an instructional tool for earth system science education as a mechanism for designing user-friendly and structured classroom units. Proposes two models as a foundation for materials development: (1) the Learning...
Impact of Redesigning a Large-Lecture Introductory Earth Science Course to Increase Student Achievement and Streamline Faculty Workload
Jessica L. Kapp; Timothy F. Slater; Stephanie J. Slater; Daniel J. Lyons; Kelly Manhart; Mary D. Wehunt; Randall M. Richardson
Journal of College Teaching & Learning Vol. 8, No. 4 (April 2011) pp. 23–36
A Geological Perspective is a general education survey course for non-science majors at a large southwestern research extensive university. The class has traditionally served 600 students per semester in four 150-student lectures taught by faculty,...
Journal of College Teaching & Learning Vol. 11, No. 4 (2014) pp. 197–206
Providing meaningful telescope observing experiences for students who are deeply urban or distantly rural place-bound--or even daylight time-bound--has consistently presented a formidable challenge for astronomy educators. For nearly 2 decades, the...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 20, No. 2 (2001) pp. 163–178
The Center for Educational Resources (CERES) Project, a NASA-funded outreach effort at Montana State University, has begun implementing the astronomy concepts prescribed in the NRC's National Science Education Standards (NSES) by using NASA's...
David C. Gosselin; Julie Thomas; Adrienne Redmond; Cindy Larson-Miller; Sara Yendra; Ronald J. Bonnstetter; Timothy F. Slater
Journal of Geoscience Education Vol. 58, No. 4 (2010) pp. 203–213
Laboratory Earth, a series of three NASA-Sponsored, on-line graduate courses for K-8 teachers, was designed to meet a variety of learning styles and appeal to teachers' motivation to learn the content and improve their teaching. This is especially...