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The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0

The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0

The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0
A DVD with 133 Activities and Many Resources
about Basic Ideas in Space (and Earth) Science

The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0 educational DVD-ROM, developed by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific,

* 133 field-tested hands-on activities, from programs and
projects around the US
* 17 topical guides to the best sources of information in
print and on the web
* 52 background articles on astronomy and education
* 55 of the best introductory astronomy images with
detailed captions (and a guide to finding hundreds more)
* 12 short videos with instructions for doing some of the
most often-used activities.

All written materials are presented in easy-to-print PDF format.

Activities come with full instructions and class/audience
handouts. Most can be used in both classroom settings and
in informal programs such as museums and nature centers.

This disk is an expanded and completely updated version of the
print guide to astronomy activities and resources published by the
Society since 1995 and in use in many thousands of K-12 classrooms,
teacher training programs, college labs, planetariums, museums, parks,
and amateur astronomy clubs around the world. The new edition
includes dozens of new activities and resources, including coverage
of such recent topics as the search for planets around other stars,
why Pluto got kicked out of the planet club, and how to respond to
the Internet scare of the world ending in 2012 as a result of
astronomical events.

The 133 activities, ranging from short discussions to sequences
that take several hours, cover a host of topics that are the staple
of national and state science frameworks and standards.
Themes include scales of size, distance, and time; comparing planets;
understanding basic sky phenomena, such as phases of the Moon,
the daily motion of the Sun, seasons on Earth and other worlds;
the multi-cultural origins of the constellations; the lives of stars; the
expansion of the universe; and ways of including astronomy learning
with other fields such as geography, math, writing, and history.
Our price: $29.95