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Middle school Astronomy
May 30, 2024

Middle school Astronomy

Julia Plummer, two others receive $1.387 million for ‘ThinkSpace’ project. College of Education associate professor Julia Plummer and two other educators have received a three-year, National Science Foundation grant worth $1.387 million to develop and study three middle school labs that will support students’ spatial thinking in astronomy. Also known as ThinkSpace…

High school Astronomy activities
December 19, 2023

High school Astronomy activities

This website has been constructed by Michael J. Polashenski in partial fulfillment of ASTR 699 - Topics in Astronomy Education at the University of Hawaii under the direction of Professor Karen Meech during the summer of 2001. An investigation of the history of telescopes and their construction was undertaken. A brief report on this history with ideas for use…

Top Physics graduate Schools
December 12, 2023

Top Physics graduate Schools

Many students in leading PhD programs went to prestigious private universities as undergraduates. But that does not mean that the undergraduate institution is the reason why they are in the competitive PhD programs. So I disagree with Inna Vishik’s plea for parents to sink vast amounts of their money into expensive colleges. The most successful PhD students are…

Space projects for middle school
November 28, 2023

Space projects for middle school

An experiment from an eighth-grade science class at Lansing Middle School is headed for space. The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education recently announced that the experiment – “Possible Effects of Microgravity on Development of Dictyostelium discoideum” – has been selected for a mission to the International Space Station in early 2017. “We’re…

School of Earth and Space Exploration
February 28, 2023

School of Earth and Space Exploration

Much of the first and second floors of ASU’s newest and largest research building, Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4), were designed for Education and Public Outreach (EPO) programming. This facility was designed to include the assets common to most science centers, which include: a 3-D theater and/or planetarium, exhibit galleries…

Astronomy experiments for high school
October 25, 2022

Astronomy experiments for high school

Join Rob Kelso, Executive Director at the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) as he introduces the Moon RIDERS Hawai‘i robotics teams’ work on the electrodynamic dust shield (EDS) lunar project and the partnership with PISCES, NASA, and Google Lunar Xprize. ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s next Maunakea Skies program entitled “Moon RIDERS:…

Summer Astronomy Programs for high school students
October 21, 2022

Summer Astronomy Programs for high school students

The Clinical Psychology Research Intensive will occur under the mentorship of Dr. Rebecca Ready and her undergraduate and graduate research assistants. Dr. Ready is Director of Clinical Training and a clinical neuropsychologist with expertise in the assessment of emotion, life quality, and well-being in adult and aging populations. She conducts research on emotion…

Best Schools for Physics
October 12, 2022

Best Schools for Physics

Free undergraduate level physics courses from MIT, with lecture notes, assignments and exams with solutions. Great for independent study or revision. In these 10 minute video clips, legendary physicist Richard Feynman sits down in an armchair at his Californian home to explain the physics that underpins the world around us. The most interesting and important…

Constellation Project for middle school
October 7, 2022

Constellation Project for middle school

Most of the time, I relieve my stress by writing. Also, I make sure to laugh and have fun, despite my difficult situations. - Brad, 18 (CA) The Coming Out Constellation is a great way to help organize your thoughts. You can also write out the pros and cons you might feel about coming out. Each arm of the star matches up with chapter questions from Coming Out…

Astronomy Project for middle school
September 13, 2022

Astronomy Project for middle school

In our SkyServer Projects, you will learn science by studying the 80 million stars and galaxies of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) - the same objects that professional astronomers study. Most of these objects have never been seen before by human eyes. STUDENTS: Work through these projects at your own pace. Each consists of several questions and exercises…

School telescope
September 5, 2022

School telescope

The Anoka-Hennepin School District is one of a few in the nation to have their own observatory. Teachers and students from all grade levels are able to utilize this facility to reinforce their curriculum. Activities also include outreach to public groups, other schools and local colleges and universities. The dome which houses the telescope is fully rotational…

Helpful Online Tools for Young Astronomers
September 5, 2022

Helpful Online Tools for Young Astronomers

There are so many of us fascinated by the night sky. Nevertheless, it is hard to enjoy its beauty from your backyard. It will be difficult for you to identify planets, stars, and clusters, especially if you are a beginner. But we have a solution for you. With modern online tools for astronomy, sometimes you do not even need a telescope to see the magic of a night…

Astrobiology Schools
August 5, 2022

Astrobiology Schools

Check out the Fall 2016 Newsletter to learn about what our students and faculty have been up to these past couple of months! MORE> Early earth s air pressure was less than half of today s A new study led by UWAB alum Sanjoy Som together with UWAB professors Roger Buick and David Catling and others implies that early Earth s atmospheric pressure 2.7 billion…

Best Schools for Astronomy
July 30, 2022

Best Schools for Astronomy

What s the best college to choose to get an astronomy job when you graduate? Although we detail a ranking of the best astronomy programs at colleges and universities in the US, your search shouldn t stop there. Make sure you give yourself a good chance of success with our tips on applications too. Astronomy is literally the study of the stars. The word has its…

Solar System Project ideas for middle school
May 21, 2022

Solar System Project ideas for middle school

Increasing Expectations for Teaching and Learning Science instruction naturally engages students when it involves hands-on activities and various instructional strategies. Tools such as videos, projects and collaborative activities contribute to keeping students on task. It s important to maintain this engagement. Use this guide to sustain students interest…

School of Physics and Astronomy
March 9, 2022

School of Physics and Astronomy

The School of Physics and Astronomy world-renowned researchers are members of international collaborations making new discoveries about the origins of our universe, dark matter, the inner workings of cells, and more. Tradition of excellence Dating back to the late 1880s, the School of Physics and Astronomy boasts award-winning faculty who have received these…

Solar System activities for middle school
December 9, 2021

Solar System activities for middle school

Lessons and Activities Your students will take a voyage of discovery to the outer Solar System; the realm of giant planets, beautiful rings, and exotic moons. An assortment of standards-based lesson plans and classroom activities about the Solar System; intended for elementary, middle, and high school students. Grades 6-8 Kinesthetic Astronomy These lessons are…

Astronomy Camps for high school students
November 21, 2017

Astronomy Camps for high school students

Alfred University Observatory. Photo by Allen Grove Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a future in astronomy can explore their passion at this residential camp hosted by Alfred University’s Stull Observatory, considered one of the top teaching observatories in the country. Instructed by AU physics and astronomy faculty members, students…

Good Schools for Astronomy
November 11, 2016

Good Schools for Astronomy

This online database will help you compare graduate programs: Getting In: An Applicant s Guide to Graduate School Admissions, a very useful book. Read - Fran Bagenal s article in STATUS, Applying to Graduate School, (see Getting In). Graduate Student Resources (pdf) In Astronomy, an effective essay will be about 1 to 2 pages long with a description of your education…