Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Teacher's Lab
A Private Universe ProjectWhat are Your Ideas?
IntroductionIn Class Activities
Scientific Fact or Common Misconception
In this section you have two simple but effective ways to explore your ideas on basic astronomy and those of your students. Might your ideas align with scientific fact or perpetuate common misconceptions? Start with the five-question survey to discover what "private theories" you have and how they might have originated. You can compare your ideas with those of other survey participants. Next, try out the model of the Moon's motions to test your hypotheses about how the Moon spins on its axis and orbits around Earth.

You may also want to visit our page on how the Teachers' Lab meets the National Science Education Professional Development Standards.

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