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Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy

Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy Book
Author : Edward E. Prather,Timothy F. Slater,Gina Brissenden,Jeffrey P. Adams
Publisher : Addison-Wesley
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Funded by the National Science Foundation, Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy is designed to help make large lecture-format courses more interactive with easy-to-implement student activities that can be integrated into existing course structures. The Second Edition of the Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy contains nine new activities that focus on planetary science, system related topics, and the interactions of Light and matter. These new activities have been created using the same rigorous class-test development process that was used for the highly successful first edition. Each of the 38 Lecture-Tutorials, presented in a classroom-ready format, challenges students with a series of carefully designed questions that spark classroom discussion, engage students in critical reasoning, and require no equipment. The Night Sky: Position, Motion, Seasonal Stars, Solar vs. Sidereal Day, Ecliptic, Star Charts. Fundamentals of Astronomy: Kepler’s 2nd Law, Kepler’s 3rd Law, Newton’s Laws and Gravity, Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes of Stars, The Parse, Parallax and Distance, Spectroscopic Parallax. Nature of Light in Astronomy: The Electromagnetic (EM) Spectrum of Light, Telescopes and Earth’s Atmosphere, Luminosity, Temperature and Size, Blackbody Radiation, Types of Spectra, Light and Atoms, Analyzing Spectra, Doppler Shift. Our Solar System: The Cause of Moon Phases, Predicting Moon Phases, Path of Sun, Seasons, Observing Retrograde Motion, Earth’s Changing Surface, Temperature and Formation of Our Solar System, Sun Size. Stars Galaxies and Beyond: H-R Diagram, Star Formation and Lifetimes, Binary Stars, The Motion of Extrasolar Planets, Stellar Evolution, Milky Way Scales, Galaxy Classification, Looking at Distant Objects, Expansion of the Universe. For all readers interested in astronomy.

Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy

Lecture  Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy Book
Author : Edward E. Prather,Tim P. Slater,Timothy F. Slater,Jeffrey P. Adams,Gina Brissenden
Publisher : Addison-Wesley
Release : 2012-08-03
ISBN : 9780321820464
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy provides a collection of 44 collaborative learning, inquiry-based activities to be used with introductory astronomy courses. Based on education research, these activities are “classroom ready” and lead to deeper, more complete understanding through a series of structured questions that prompt you to use reasoning and identify and correct their misconceptions. All content has been extensively field tested and six new tutorials have been added that respond to reviewer demand, numerous interviews, and nationally conducted workshops.

Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy Preliminary Version

Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy   Preliminary Version Book
Author : Jeffrey P. Adams,Edward E. Prather,Timothy F. Slater
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 2002-07
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy were developed to integrate the needs of busy, research-focused faculty who teach in challenging environments with existing, effective teaching strategies. Chapter topics include the Solar System, stellar magnitudes, techniques in astronomy, moon phases, stellar evolution, and more. For college professors, instructors and other professionals who are interested in a lively, engaging method of teaching introductory astronomy.

Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy

Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy Book
Author : Jeff Adams,Edward E. Prather,Tim Slater,Jack Dostal
Publisher : Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Release : 2004-03
ISBN : 9780131479975
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy," which was developed by the Conceptual Astronomy and Physics Education Research (CAPER) Team, is a collection of classroom-tested activities designed for the large-lecture introductory astronomy class, although it is suitable for any astronomy class. The Lecture-Tutorials are short, structured activities designed for students to complete while working in pairs. Each activity targets one or more specific learning objectives based on research on student difficulties in astronomy. Most activities can be completed in 10 to 15 minutes. The instructor's guide provides, for each activity, the recommended prerequisite knowledge, the learning goals for the activity, a pre-activity assessment question, an answer key, suggestions for implementation, and follow-up questions to be used for class discussion or homework.

Astronomy Education

Astronomy Education Book
Author : Chris Impey,Sanlyn Buxner
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
ISBN : 9780750317221
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Astronomy is a popular subject for non-science majors in the United States, often representing a last formal exposure to science. Research has demonstrated the efficacy of active learning, but college astronomy instructors are often unaware of the tools and methods they can use to increase student comprehension and engagement. This book focuses on practical implementation of evidence-based strategies that are supported by research literature. Chapter topics include an overview of learner-centered theories and strategies for course design and implementation, the use of Lecture-Tutorials, the use of technology and simulations to support learner-centered teaching, the use of research-based projects, citizen science, World Wide Telescope and planetariums in instruction, an overview of assessment, considerations for teaching at a community college, and strategies to increase the inclusivity of courses.

Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy Skygazer 5 0 Student Access Code Card and Modified Masteringastronomy with Pearson Etext Standalone

Lecture  Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy  Skygazer 5 0 Student Access Code Card and Modified Masteringastronomy with Pearson Etext    Standalone Book
Author : Edward E. Prather,Tim P. Slater
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015-10-26
ISBN : 9780134462837
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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0134462831 / 9780134462837 Lecture- Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy, SkyGazer 5.0 Student Access Code Card and Modified MasteringAstronomy with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for The Essential Cosmic Perspective Package consists of: 0321765184 / 9780321765185 SkyGazer 5.0 Student Access Code Card (Integrated component) 0321820460 / 9780321820464 Lecture- Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy 0321929357 / 9780321929358 Modified MasteringAstronomy with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for The Essential Cosmic

Astronomy

Astronomy Book
Author : Andrew Fraknoi,David Morrison,Sidney C. Wolff
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-12-19
ISBN : 9789888407316
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Astronomy is written in clear non-technical language, with the occasional touch of humor and a wide range of clarifying illustrations. It has many analogies drawn from everyday life to help non-science majors appreciate, on their own terms, what our modern exploration of the universe is revealing. The book can be used for either aone-semester or two-semester introductory course (bear in mind, you can customize your version and include only those chapters or sections you will be teaching.) It is made available free of charge in electronic form (and low cost in printed form) to students around the world. If you have ever thrown up your hands in despair over the spiraling cost of astronomy textbooks, you owe your students a good look at this one. Coverage and Scope Astronomy was written, updated, and reviewed by a broad range of astronomers and astronomy educators in a strong community effort. It is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements of introductory astronomy courses nationwide. Chapter 1: Science and the Universe: A Brief Tour Chapter 2: Observing the Sky: The Birth of Astronomy Chapter 3: Orbits and Gravity Chapter 4: Earth, Moon, and Sky Chapter 5: Radiation and Spectra Chapter 6: Astronomical Instruments Chapter 7: Other Worlds: An Introduction to the Solar System Chapter 8: Earth as a Planet Chapter 9: Cratered Worlds Chapter 10: Earthlike Planets: Venus and Mars Chapter 11: The Giant Planets Chapter 12: Rings, Moons, and Pluto Chapter 13: Comets and Asteroids: Debris of the Solar System Chapter 14: Cosmic Samples and the Origin of the Solar System Chapter 15: The Sun: A Garden-Variety Star Chapter 16: The Sun: A Nuclear Powerhouse Chapter 17: Analyzing Starlight Chapter 18: The Stars: A Celestial Census Chapter 19: Celestial Distances Chapter 20: Between the Stars: Gas and Dust in Space Chapter 21: The Birth of Stars and the Discovery of Planets outside the Solar System Chapter 22: Stars from Adolescence to Old Age Chapter 23: The Death of Stars Chapter 24: Black Holes and Curved Spacetime Chapter 25: The Milky Way Galaxy Chapter 26: Galaxies Chapter 27: Active Galaxies, Quasars, and Supermassive Black Holes Chapter 28: The Evolution and Distribution of Galaxies Chapter 29: The Big Bang Chapter 30: Life in the Universe Appendix A: How to Study for Your Introductory Astronomy Course Appendix B: Astronomy Websites, Pictures, and Apps Appendix C: Scientific Notation Appendix D: Units Used in Science Appendix E: Some Useful Constants for Astronomy Appendix F: Physical and Orbital Data for the Planets Appendix G: Selected Moons of the Planets Appendix H: Upcoming Total Eclipses Appendix I: The Nearest Stars, Brown Dwarfs, and White Dwarfs Appendix J: The Brightest Twenty Stars Appendix K: The Chemical Elements Appendix L: The Constellations Appendix M: Star Charts and Sky Event Resources

Peer Instruction for Astronomy

Peer Instruction for Astronomy Book
Author : Paul J. Green
Publisher : Addison-Wesley
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780130263100
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For courses in Introductory Astronomy. Peer Instruction is a simple yet effective method for teaching science. Techniques of Peer Instruction for introductory college Physics classes were developed primarily at Harvard, and have aroused interest and excitement in the Physics Education community. This approach involves students in the teaching process, making physics more accessible to them. Peer Instruction is a new trend in astronomy that is finding strong interest and is ideally suited to introductory Astronomy classes. This book is an important vehicle for providing common ground for instructors using the method nationwide, and also provides a bridge to future collaborative efforts by instructors. It is key that the instructor has a large number of thought-provoking, conceptual short-answer questions aimed at a variety of class levels. While significant numbers of such questions have been published for use in Physics, Peer Instruction for Astronomy provides the first such compilation for Astronomy.

Astronomy Today

Astronomy Today Book
Author : Eric Chaisson,Stephen McMillan
Publisher : Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9780321691439
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With Astronomy Today, Seventh Edition, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy and awaken you to the universe around you. The text emphasizes critical thinking and visualization, and it focuses on the process of scientific discovery, making “how we know what we know” an integral part of the text. The revised edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest astronomical discoveries and theories, and it has been streamlined to keep you focused on the essentials and to develop an understanding of the “big picture.” Alternate Versions Astronomy Today, Volume 1: The Solar System, Seventh Edition—Focuses primarily on planetary coverage for a 1-term course. Includes Chapters 1-16, 28. Astronomy Today, Volume 2: Stars and Galaxies, Seventh Edition—Focuses primarily on stars and stellar evolution for a 1-term course. Includes Chapters 1-5 and 16-28.

Astronomy Media Workbook

Astronomy Media Workbook Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Addison-Wesley
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9780321556271
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This revised and expanded popular media workbook is provided at no extra charge on CD-ROM with The Cosmic Perspective Media Update, Fifth Edition and includes a new set of activities based on the library of Interactive Figures and Photos(tm), a set of activities using Voyager: SkyGazer v4.0, and a set of web projects to use in conjunction with the new RSS feeds offered on MasteringAstronomy. These thought-provoking projects are suitable for labs or for homework assignments.

Astronomy Today Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy and Masteringastronomy with Etext and Access Card

Astronomy Today  Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy  and Masteringastronomy with Etext and Access Card Book
Author : Eric Chaisson,Steve McMillan
Publisher : Pearson
Release : 2013-12-04
ISBN : 9780321956262
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Package consists of: 0321820460 / 9780321820464 Lecture- Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy 0321901673 / 9780321901675 Astronomy Today 0321909860 / 9780321909862 MasteringAstronomy with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Astronomy Today

Solar System

Solar System Book
Author : Laurel Robinson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-11-27
ISBN : 9781641760690
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Solar System book written by Laurel Robinson, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Active Learning in College Science

Active Learning in College Science Book
Author : Joel J. Mintzes,Emily M. Walter
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-02-23
ISBN : 303033600X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores evidence-based practice in college science teaching. It is grounded in disciplinary education research by practicing scientists who have chosen to take Wieman’s (2014) challenge seriously, and to investigate claims about the efficacy of alternative strategies in college science teaching. In editing this book, we have chosen to showcase outstanding cases of exemplary practice supported by solid evidence, and to include practitioners who offer models of teaching and learning that meet the high standards of the scientific disciplines. Our intention is to let these distinguished scientists speak for themselves and to offer authentic guidance to those who seek models of excellence. Our primary audience consists of the thousands of dedicated faculty and graduate students who teach undergraduate science at community and technical colleges, 4-year liberal arts institutions, comprehensive regional campuses, and flagship research universities. In keeping with Wieman’s challenge, our primary focus has been on identifying classroom practices that encourage and support meaningful learning and conceptual understanding in the natural sciences. The content is structured as follows: after an Introduction based on Constructivist Learning Theory (Section I), the practices we explore are Eliciting Ideas and Encouraging Reflection (Section II); Using Clickers to Engage Students (Section III); Supporting Peer Interaction through Small Group Activities (Section IV); Restructuring Curriculum and Instruction (Section V); Rethinking the Physical Environment (Section VI); Enhancing Understanding with Technology (Section VII), and Assessing Understanding (Section VIII). The book’s final section (IX) is devoted to Professional Issues facing college and university faculty who choose to adopt active learning in their courses. The common feature underlying all of the strategies described in this book is their emphasis on actively engaging students who seek to make sense of natural objects and events. Many of the strategies we highlight emerge from a constructivist view of learning that has gained widespread acceptance in recent years. In this view, learners make sense of the world by forging connections between new ideas and those that are part of their existing knowledge base. For most students, that knowledge base is riddled with a host of naïve notions, misconceptions and alternative conceptions they have acquired throughout their lives. To a considerable extent, the job of the teacher is to coax out these ideas; to help students understand how their ideas differ from the scientifically accepted view; to assist as students restructure and reconcile their newly acquired knowledge; and to provide opportunities for students to evaluate what they have learned and apply it in novel circumstances. Clearly, this prescription demands far more than most college and university scientists have been prepared for.

Essential Radio Astronomy

Essential Radio Astronomy Book
Author : James J. Condon,Scott M. Ransom
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2016-04-05
ISBN : 069113779X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The ideal text for a one-semester course in radio astronomy Essential Radio Astronomy is the only textbook on the subject specifically designed for a one-semester introductory course for advanced undergraduates or graduate students in astronomy and astrophysics. It starts from first principles in order to fill gaps in students' backgrounds, make teaching easier for professors who are not expert radio astronomers, and provide a useful reference to the essential equations used by practitioners. This unique textbook reflects the fact that students of multiwavelength astronomy typically can afford to spend only one semester studying the observational techniques particular to each wavelength band. Essential Radio Astronomy presents only the most crucial concepts—succinctly and accessibly. It covers the general principles behind radio telescopes, receivers, and digital backends without getting bogged down in engineering details. Emphasizing the physical processes in radio sources, the book's approach is shaped by the view that radio astrophysics owes more to thermodynamics than electromagnetism. Proven in the classroom and generously illustrated throughout, Essential Radio Astronomy is an invaluable resource for students and researchers alike. The only textbook specifically designed for a one-semester course in radio astronomy Starts from first principles Makes teaching easier for astronomy professors who are not expert radio astronomers Emphasizes the physical processes in radio sources Covers the principles behind radio telescopes and receivers Provides the essential equations and fundamental constants used by practitioners Supplementary website includes lecture notes, problem sets, exams, and links to interactive demonstrations An online illustration package is available to professors

African Cultural Astronomy

African Cultural Astronomy Book
Author : Jarita Holbrook,R. Thebe Medupe,Johnson O. Urama
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2008-01-01
ISBN : 1402066392
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the first scholarly collection of articles focused on the cultural astronomy of the African continent. It weaves together astronomy, anthropology, and Africa and it includes African myths and legends about the sky, alignments to celestial bodies found at archaeological sites and at places of worship, rock art with celestial imagery, and scientific thinking revealed in local astronomy traditions including ethnomathematics and the creation of calendars.

Investigating Astronomy

Investigating Astronomy Book
Author : Timothy F. Slater,Roger Freedman
Publisher : W. H. Freeman
Release : 2011-01-28
ISBN : 9781429210638
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Investigating Astronomy book written by Timothy F. Slater,Roger Freedman, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Stars and Galaxies

Stars and Galaxies Book
Author : Michael A. Seeds,Dana Backman
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2015-01-01
ISBN : 9781305120785
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, STARS AND GALAXIES emphasizes the scientific method throughout as it guides students to answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? Updated with the newest developments and latest discoveries in the field of astronomy, authors Michael Seeds and Dana Backman discuss the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, while providing not only facts but also a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Astronomy

Astronomy Book
Author : Adam Frank
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Release : 2016-09-29
ISBN : 9780393935226
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A textbook that is not written like a textbook.

Learner centered Astronomy Teaching

Learner centered Astronomy Teaching Book
Author : Timothy F. Slater,Jeffrey P. Adams
Publisher : Addison-Wesley
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780130466303
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Strategies for Teaching ASTRO 101 is a guide for instructors of the introductory astronomy course for non-science majors. Written by two leaders in astronomy education research, the newest member of the Prentice Hall Education Innovative Series details va

Highlights of Astronomy Volume 14

Highlights of Astronomy  Volume 14 Book
Author : Karel van der Hucht
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2008-01-21
ISBN : 9780521896832
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides a broad overview of modern astrophysics for graduate students and researchers.