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Teacher's Lab
A Private Universe ProjectIn Class Activities
IntroductionWhat are Your Ideas?In Class Activities
Moon Journal Activity
Earth Moon Activity


Additional Resources
You can:

order "A Private Universe" video
order "Private Universe Teacher Workshops"

print a plan for using "A Private Universe" video in a teacher workshop
print a plan for using "A Private Universe" with high school students

view Quicktime video clips from "Private Universe Teacher Workshops"

For additional hands-on activities, lessons and curriculum, and resources in astronomy education, explore the following web sites of educational projects that have developed effective instructional materials.

Private Universe Teacher Workshops on The Annenberg Channel

Astro Adventures
Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Project ASTRO
Bad Astronomy
CERES Project
Exploratorium Learning Studio
Exploratorium Science Snackbook
Eyes On the Sky--Feet On the Ground
Hands-On Universe Project
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Jet Propulsion Lab Project SPACE
Live from the Hubble Space Telescope
Pacific Science Center

You can read more about these scientific concepts in these print resources:

Astro-Adventures is available from the Arches Giftshop, Pacific Science Center, 200 2nd Avenue, North, Seattle, WA 98109, (206-443-2001).

Cornelius, G., and P. Devereux. 1996. The secret language of the stars and planets: A visual key to the heavens. San Francisco: Chronicle Books.

Coyle, H.P., B. Gregory, W.M. Luzader, P.M. Sadler, and I.I. Shapiro. 1993. Project star: The universe in your hands. Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.

Driver, Rosalind, Edith Guesne, and Anderee Tiberghien (Eds.). 1992. Children's ideas in science. Philadelphia: Open University Press.

Duckworth, Eleanor. 1987. The having of wonderful ideas. New York: Teachers College Press.

Gabel, Dorothy L. (Ed.). 1994. Handbook of research on science teaching and learning. New York: Macmillan.

Moore, P. 1986. Men of the stars. New York: Gallery Books.

Novak, Joseph D. and D. Bob Gowin. 1985. Learning how to learn. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Ronan, C. A. 1981. The practical astronomer. New York: Bonanza Books.

Schneps, M. H., and P. Sadler. 1985. A private universe [teacher workshop guide and video series]. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Department of Science Education.

Tobin, Kenneth (Ed.). 1993. The practice of constructivism in science education. Hillsdale, N.J.: Erlbaum.

Worsley, D., and B. Mayer. 1989. The art of science writing. New York: Teachers & Writers Collaborative.


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