The contents of these resources are outlined below. How-To Manual for Teachers and Astronomers. This page manual is designed for both teachers and astronomers who are interested in becoming involved in the formal Project ASTRO program. It is also of great value for any teacher or astronomer or scientist, in general who wishes to form an effective teacher-scientist partnership.
It has 11 chapters, all of which are filled with valuable information and suggestions: Discusses the reasons for and ways of being a partner, the dividends teachers and astronomers may expect, and a variety of other positive results that may occur.
Key Ideas about Partnerships.
Ten ideas for making a partnership succeed and several additional ideas about communication and time considerations are provided and discussed.
Provides, with discussion, two valuable lists of suggestions--one for astronomers or other scientists and one for teachers-- for finding a partner. Relevant addresses and phone numbers are provided. Discusses many things that astronomers can do and the many ways that Project ASTRO partners have integrated astronomers' visits into school programs.
Provides a number of useful lists and discussions, including a planning checklist, planning guidelines, and issues that the teacher and astronomer should discuss; attitudes that make for a successful partnership; what teachers should do before his or her astronomer-partner arrives; what astronomers should do during their first visit to their teacher-partner's classroom; common concerns of teacher-partners; and common concerns of astronomer-partners.
Provides a number of useful lists and discussions, including roles and responsibilities of teachers; tips for teachers; the differences between what professional and amateur astronomers will bring to the classroom; and interdisciplinary teaching ideas.
Provides a number of useful lists and discussions, including roles and responsibilities of astronomers; general tips; specific tips on engaging students in the scientific process; tips on developing relationships with students; how to avoid gender and ethnic stereotyping; points to remember in contacting a teacher; suggestions for supporting the teacher; getting feedback from students; and tips on how to be effective in a classroom.
Involving Families, Community, and the School. Provides a number of useful lists and discussions, including ideas for getting the school involved and for linking with outside resources; and ideas for involving families and the community in Project ASTRO activities.
Ideas for Support and Publicity. Provides suggestions for getting support from school administrators and astronomers' employers and for getting publicity in the schools and in the community.
Special Events and Good Ideas. Concludes with ideas for having a star party, for forming a school astronomy club, and for using telecommunications and astronomy software. The manual is also filled throughout with case descriptions, example scenarios, and highly instructive reactions and advice from Project ASTRO teachers and astronomers.
|Finding Supporting Material||Who published the information?|
|Words of Advice||Thursday, September 6, Finding Supporting Material for Your Speech The purpose of this lesson is to discuss the different sources to gather material for your speech and to make you aware of what to look out for in terms of non-credible sources. Primary Sources Primary sources of research are considered to be the research that you gather through interviews or surveys.|
The Universe at Your Fingertips: An Astronomy Activity and Resource Notebook. This mammoth page loose-leaf notebook features several detailed astronomy resource guides, three informative articles, and a host of hands-on activities compiled from a variety of exemplary astronomy education projects around the country.
The notebook contains the following sections: Includes a section on how to use the notebook. Includes a brief introduction to planets, stars, and galaxies, subsections on what astronomers do and on getting started in astronomy, and a brief glossary of commonly used astronomical terms.
Insights from Research and Practice. Eleven resource lists, bibliographies, and articles that cover a host of related subjects, from teaching astronomy to women in astronomy, computers and astronomy, and astronomy and space software. It captures the excitement and learning experiences of the children, the satisfaction of the teachers, and the variety of rewards for the astronomer participants.
Universe in the Classroom. This free, quarterly newsletter is published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific for elementary and secondary teachers who do not specialize in science. Each issue covers a specific astronomical topic and includes practical, easy-to-use classroom activities. For example, the Summer issue discusses light and electromagnetic radiation, then gives the teacher instructions for two simple classroom demonstrations: A subscription is free to teachers, librarians, and youth group leaders who request it anywhere in the world.
All that is required is that the request be in writing and sent to the ASP on school or institutional letterhead. Presently 10, teachers in all 50 states and 70 countries subscribe. In alternate issues of The Universe in the Classroom there appears The Earth in the Classroom, a similarly formatted newsletter devoted to the earth sciences and published by Byrd and Block Communications under a grant from the National Science Foundation.Types of Supporting Materials Okay, so you want to ask your boss for a raise.
All of the good things that you've done in the past year are great examples of supporting materials. Project ASTRO: Supporting Materials. the materials Project ASTRO produces, and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Planets," "The Scale of the Solar System," "Comets and Meteors," "Star-finding and Constellations," "Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe," "Space Exploration and SETI (the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.
Chap 7 & 8. STUDY. PLAY. evidence. information gathered from credible research sources that helps a speaker support his or her claims. Name six types of supporting materials. Provide an example of each type of supporting material that you could use in a speech on the topic of your choice.
Example - brief example. Example of Using Supporting Materials. Imagine a person was giving a speech on corporal punishment and wanted to use this information: Psychologist H. Stephen Glenn said "Corporal punishment is the least effective method [of discipline].Punishment reinforces a failure identity.
Finding Supporting Material As was noted in Section "Selecting and Narrowing a Topic", it’s good to speak about something you are already familiar with. So existing knowledge forms the first step of your research process.
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Heberlein Materials/Methods, Supporting Text, Tables, Figures.