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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 :
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

Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy Book
Author : Jeff Adams,Edward E. Prather,Tim Slater
Publisher : Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Release : 2004-03-01
ISBN : 9780131479975
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Funded by the National Science Foundation, these tutorials are designed to help make large lecture-format courses more interactive. Each of the 29 Lecture-Tutorials, presented in a classroom-ready format, challenges students with a series of designed questions that spark classroom discussion, and engage students in critical reasoning.

Astronomy Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy

Astronomy   Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy Book
Author : Eric Chaisson,Steve McMillan,Edward E. Prather,Timothy F. Slater,Jeffrey P. Adams
Publisher : Addison-Wesley
Release : 2009-09-09
ISBN : 9780321665430
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This package contains the following components: -0321598768: Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe with MasteringAstronomy -0132392267: Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy

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 : 9780131011090
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 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 :
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

The Essential Cosmic Perspective Mastering Astronomy With Pearson EText Access Code Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy Skygazer 5 0 Student Access Code

The Essential Cosmic Perspective   Mastering Astronomy With Pearson EText Access Code   Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy   Skygazer 5 0 Student Access Code Book
Author : Jeffrey O. Bennett,Megan O. Donahue,Mark Voit,Nicholas Schneider
Publisher : Pearson
Release : 2014-02-06
ISBN : 9780133885958
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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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Book Description :

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.

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 : 9781402066399
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

Handbook of College Science Teaching

Handbook of College Science Teaching Book
Author : Joel J. Mintzes
Publisher : NSTA Press
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0873552601
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The Handbook offers models of teaching and learning that go beyond the typical lecture-laboratory format and provides rationales for new practices in the college classroom. It is ideal for graduate teaching assistants, senior faculty and graduate coordinators, and mid-career professors in search of reinvigoration.

Discipline Based Education Research

Discipline Based Education Research Book
Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Committee on the Status, Contributions, and Future Directions of Discipline-Based Education Research
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2012-08-27
ISBN : 0309254140
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The National Science Foundation funded a synthesis study on the status, contributions, and future direction of discipline-based education research (DBER) in physics, biological sciences, geosciences, and chemistry. DBER combines knowledge of teaching and learning with deep knowledge of discipline-specific science content. It describes the discipline-specific difficulties learners face and the specialized intellectual and instructional resources that can facilitate student understanding. Discipline-Based Education Research is based on a 30-month study built on two workshops held in 2008 to explore evidence on promising practices in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. This book asks questions that are essential to advancing DBER and broadening its impact on undergraduate science teaching and learning. The book provides empirical research on undergraduate teaching and learning in the sciences, explores the extent to which this research currently influences undergraduate instruction, and identifies the intellectual and material resources required to further develop DBER. Discipline-Based Education Research provides guidance for future DBER research. In addition, the findings and recommendations of this report may invite, if not assist, post-secondary institutions to increase interest and research activity in DBER and improve its quality and usefulness across all natural science disciples, as well as guide instruction and assessment across natural science courses to improve student learning. The book brings greater focus to issues of student attrition in the natural sciences that are related to the quality of instruction. Discipline-Based Education Research will be of interest to educators, policy makers, researchers, scholars, decision makers in universities, government agencies, curriculum developers, research sponsors, and education advocacy groups.

Astronomy Education

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

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Book Description :

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.

Applied E Learning and E Teaching in Higher Education

Applied E Learning and E Teaching in Higher Education Book
Author : Donnelly, Roisin,McSweeney, Fiona
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2008-07-31
ISBN : 1599048175
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

"This book presents international practices in the development and use of applied e-Learning and e-Teaching in the classroom in order to enhance student experience, add value to teaching practices, and illuminate best practices in the area of e-Assessment. This book provides insight into e-Learning and e-Teaching practices while exploring the roles of academic staff in adoption and application"--Provided by publisher.

Astrobiology of Earth

Astrobiology of Earth Book
Author : Joseph Gale
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2009-04-16
ISBN : 0199205809
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Astrobiology of Earth studies the fortuitous combination of numerous cosmic factors that together produced the special environment which enabled the emergence, persistence and evolution of life on our own planet, culminating in humanity. This environment has been subject to constant and chaotic change during life's 3.6 billion year history. The geologically very recent appearance of humans and their effect on the biosphere isdiscussed in relation to its deterioration as well as climate change. The search for extraterrestrial life is considered with a view to the suggestion that humans may escape a depleted Earth by colonizing the universe.