Improving the Astronomy in Schools
Astronomy is the most interdisciplinary science, covering topics from physics to biology to chemistry, math to language to history. It is in our various world cultures, from the calendar to myths to todayís modern technology. Keplerís 17-th century laws of planetary motion govern GPS and communication satellites and your remoteís infrared light was discovered by William Herschel, the discoverer of Uranus.
astronomy is the rare science that even
non-professionals can make a
contribution, it can be a lifelong hobby, and students always love to
things involving astronomy even in other classes and lessons.
Why should you be teaching astronomy?
Even if astronomy
isnít in your particular grade or course standards, it CAN be
incorporated, to make students spark!
The To Teach The Stars Workshops are tailored to your standards and
teachers' needs of what they want to learn, or know better. They
are extremely interactive and hands-on, with topics taught in a way that
teachers can model. We use single-person and team activities,
modeling, inquiry, empirical and observation methods, and NGSS
practices, among many other pedagogical techniques. And we've been teaching this stuff for a long time!
in-service and pre-service training, we work with school children
groups, and public outreach. We offer an occasional
teacher-oriented tour and, locally, we offer services to classes and
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