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Astro-Venture: Astronomy Educator Guide
An Educator's Guide with Activities in Astronomy and Astrobiology

 

Download the units (all files are PDF):

Introductory materials (AV_Astronomy_Intro.pdf 888K)

  • Cover Sheet and Title Pages
  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction, Overview, Goals, Structure
  • Concept Map
  • Lesson overviews, Objectives, and Standards Alignment
  • Part 1: Unit Introduction
  • Lesson 1: Unit Introduction

Lesson 2: Astronomy Training Module (AV_Astronomy_part1.pdf 4.8 MB)

  • Astro Journal Lesson 2: Astronomy Training Module
  • Astronomy Training Walkthrough
  • Astronomy Training Module Screen Shots
  • Planetary Comparison Chart
  • Generic Astro Journal
  • Scientific Inquiry Evaluation Rubric for Evaluating Astro Journal Entries

Part 2: States of Matter (AV_Astronomy_part2.pdf 1.2 MB)

  • Lesson 3: Properties of Matter
  • Lesson 4: Matter and Molecules
  • Lesson 5: Changing States of Matter
  • Lesson 6: Measuring Temperature
  • Generic Astro Journal
  • Scientific Inquiry Evaluation Rubric for Evaluating Astro Journal Entries

Part 3: Astronomical Factors (AV_Astronomy_part3.pdf 3 MB)

  • Lesson 7: Thinking in Systems
  • Lesson 8: The Solar System
  • Lesson 9: Planetary Temperature as a System
  • Lesson 10: Atmosphere and Temperature
  • Lesson 11: Atmospheric Mass
  • Lesson 12: Disrupting the System
  • Generic Astro Journal
  • Scientific Inquiry Evaluation Rubric for Evaluating Astro Journal Entries

Part 4: Unit Conclusion and Evaluation (AV_Astronomy_part4.pdf 644 K)

  • Lesson 13: Astronomy Mission Module Training
  • Lesson 14: Final Project

Astro-Venture Glossary (AV_Glossary.pdf 164 K)

Astro-Venture Resources (AVresources.pdf 444 K)


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Last modified 24 May 2005