Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy

Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy
Author: Edward E. Prather,Timothy F. Slater,Gina Brissenden,Jeffrey P. Adams
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy Book Excerpt:

Funded by the National Science Foundation, Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy is designed to help make large lecture-format courses more interactive with easy-to-implement student activities that can be integrated into existing course structures. The Second Edition of the Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy contains nine new activities that focus on planetary science, system related topics, and the interactions of Light and matter. These new activities have been created using the same rigorous class-test development process that was used for the highly successful first edition. Each of the 38 Lecture-Tutorials, presented in a classroom-ready format, challenges students with a series of carefully designed questions that spark classroom discussion, engage students in critical reasoning, and require no equipment. The Night Sky: Position, Motion, Seasonal Stars, Solar vs. Sidereal Day, Ecliptic, Star Charts. Fundamentals of Astronomy: Kepler’s 2nd Law, Kepler’s 3rd Law, Newton’s Laws and Gravity, Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes of Stars, The Parse, Parallax and Distance, Spectroscopic Parallax. Nature of Light in Astronomy: The Electromagnetic (EM) Spectrum of Light, Telescopes and Earth’s Atmosphere, Luminosity, Temperature and Size, Blackbody Radiation, Types of Spectra, Light and Atoms, Analyzing Spectra, Doppler Shift. Our Solar System: The Cause of Moon Phases, Predicting Moon Phases, Path of Sun, Seasons, Observing Retrograde Motion, Earth’s Changing Surface, Temperature and Formation of Our Solar System, Sun Size. Stars Galaxies and Beyond: H-R Diagram, Star Formation and Lifetimes, Binary Stars, The Motion of Extrasolar Planets, Stellar Evolution, Milky Way Scales, Galaxy Classification, Looking at Distant Objects, Expansion of the Universe. For all readers interested in astronomy.

Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy Preliminary Version

Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy   Preliminary Version
Author: Jeffrey P. Adams,Edward E. Prather,Timothy F. Slater
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2002-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy Preliminary Version Book Excerpt:

Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy were developed to integrate the needs of busy, research-focused faculty who teach in challenging environments with existing, effective teaching strategies. Chapter topics include the Solar System, stellar magnitudes, techniques in astronomy, moon phases, stellar evolution, and more. For college professors, instructors and other professionals who are interested in a lively, engaging method of teaching introductory astronomy.

Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy

Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy
Author: Jeff Adams,Edward E. Prather,Tim Slater,Jack Dostal
Publsiher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2004-03
ISBN: 9780131479975
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy Book Excerpt:

"Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy," which was developed by the Conceptual Astronomy and Physics Education Research (CAPER) Team, is a collection of classroom-tested activities designed for the large-lecture introductory astronomy class, although it is suitable for any astronomy class. The Lecture-Tutorials are short, structured activities designed for students to complete while working in pairs. Each activity targets one or more specific learning objectives based on research on student difficulties in astronomy. Most activities can be completed in 10 to 15 minutes. The instructor's guide provides, for each activity, the recommended prerequisite knowledge, the learning goals for the activity, a pre-activity assessment question, an answer key, suggestions for implementation, and follow-up questions to be used for class discussion or homework.

Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy Skygazer 5 0 Student Access Code Card and Modified Masteringastronomy with Pearson Etext Standalone

Lecture  Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy  Skygazer 5 0 Student Access Code Card and Modified Masteringastronomy with Pearson Etext    Standalone
Author: Edward E. Prather,Tim P. Slater
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-10-26
ISBN: 9780134462837
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy Skygazer 5 0 Student Access Code Card and Modified Masteringastronomy with Pearson Etext Standalone Book Excerpt:

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Astronomy Today Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy and Masteringastronomy with Etext and Access Card

Astronomy Today  Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy  and Masteringastronomy with Etext and Access Card
Author: Eric Chaisson,Steve McMillan
Publsiher: Pearson
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-12-04
ISBN: 9780321956262
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Today Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy and Masteringastronomy with Etext and Access Card Book Excerpt:

Package consists of: 0321820460 / 9780321820464 Lecture- Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy 0321901673 / 9780321901675 Astronomy Today 0321909860 / 9780321909862 MasteringAstronomy with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Astronomy Today

Active Learning in College Science

Active Learning in College Science
Author: Joel J. Mintzes,Emily M. Walter
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1001
Release: 2020-02-23
ISBN: 303033600X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Active Learning in College Science Book Excerpt:

This book explores evidence-based practice in college science teaching. It is grounded in disciplinary education research by practicing scientists who have chosen to take Wieman’s (2014) challenge seriously, and to investigate claims about the efficacy of alternative strategies in college science teaching. In editing this book, we have chosen to showcase outstanding cases of exemplary practice supported by solid evidence, and to include practitioners who offer models of teaching and learning that meet the high standards of the scientific disciplines. Our intention is to let these distinguished scientists speak for themselves and to offer authentic guidance to those who seek models of excellence. Our primary audience consists of the thousands of dedicated faculty and graduate students who teach undergraduate science at community and technical colleges, 4-year liberal arts institutions, comprehensive regional campuses, and flagship research universities. In keeping with Wieman’s challenge, our primary focus has been on identifying classroom practices that encourage and support meaningful learning and conceptual understanding in the natural sciences. The content is structured as follows: after an Introduction based on Constructivist Learning Theory (Section I), the practices we explore are Eliciting Ideas and Encouraging Reflection (Section II); Using Clickers to Engage Students (Section III); Supporting Peer Interaction through Small Group Activities (Section IV); Restructuring Curriculum and Instruction (Section V); Rethinking the Physical Environment (Section VI); Enhancing Understanding with Technology (Section VII), and Assessing Understanding (Section VIII). The book’s final section (IX) is devoted to Professional Issues facing college and university faculty who choose to adopt active learning in their courses. The common feature underlying all of the strategies described in this book is their emphasis on actively engaging students who seek to make sense of natural objects and events. Many of the strategies we highlight emerge from a constructivist view of learning that has gained widespread acceptance in recent years. In this view, learners make sense of the world by forging connections between new ideas and those that are part of their existing knowledge base. For most students, that knowledge base is riddled with a host of naïve notions, misconceptions and alternative conceptions they have acquired throughout their lives. To a considerable extent, the job of the teacher is to coax out these ideas; to help students understand how their ideas differ from the scientifically accepted view; to assist as students restructure and reconcile their newly acquired knowledge; and to provide opportunities for students to evaluate what they have learned and apply it in novel circumstances. Clearly, this prescription demands far more than most college and university scientists have been prepared for.

African Cultural Astronomy

African Cultural Astronomy
Author: Jarita Holbrook,R. Thebe Medupe,Johnson O. Urama
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 1402066392
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Cultural Astronomy Book Excerpt:

This is the first scholarly collection of articles focused on the cultural astronomy of the African continent. It weaves together astronomy, anthropology, and Africa and it includes African myths and legends about the sky, alignments to celestial bodies found at archaeological sites and at places of worship, rock art with celestial imagery, and scientific thinking revealed in local astronomy traditions including ethnomathematics and the creation of calendars.

Highlights of Astronomy Volume 14

Highlights of Astronomy  Volume 14
Author: Karel van der Hucht
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 758
Release: 2008-01-21
ISBN: 9780521896832
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Highlights of Astronomy Volume 14 Book Excerpt:

Provides a broad overview of modern astrophysics for graduate students and researchers.

Handbook of College Science Teaching

Handbook of College Science Teaching
Author: Joel J. Mintzes
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0873552601
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of College Science Teaching Book Excerpt:

The Handbook offers models of teaching and learning that go beyond the typical lecture-laboratory format and provides rationales for new practices in the college classroom. It is ideal for graduate teaching assistants, senior faculty and graduate coordinators, and mid-career professors in search of reinvigoration.

Discipline Based Education Research

Discipline Based Education Research
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Committee on the Status, Contributions, and Future Directions of Discipline-Based Education Research
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2012-08-27
ISBN: 0309254140
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discipline Based Education Research Book Excerpt:

The National Science Foundation funded a synthesis study on the status, contributions, and future direction of discipline-based education research (DBER) in physics, biological sciences, geosciences, and chemistry. DBER combines knowledge of teaching and learning with deep knowledge of discipline-specific science content. It describes the discipline-specific difficulties learners face and the specialized intellectual and instructional resources that can facilitate student understanding. Discipline-Based Education Research is based on a 30-month study built on two workshops held in 2008 to explore evidence on promising practices in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. This book asks questions that are essential to advancing DBER and broadening its impact on undergraduate science teaching and learning. The book provides empirical research on undergraduate teaching and learning in the sciences, explores the extent to which this research currently influences undergraduate instruction, and identifies the intellectual and material resources required to further develop DBER. Discipline-Based Education Research provides guidance for future DBER research. In addition, the findings and recommendations of this report may invite, if not assist, post-secondary institutions to increase interest and research activity in DBER and improve its quality and usefulness across all natural science disciples, as well as guide instruction and assessment across natural science courses to improve student learning. The book brings greater focus to issues of student attrition in the natural sciences that are related to the quality of instruction. Discipline-Based Education Research will be of interest to educators, policy makers, researchers, scholars, decision makers in universities, government agencies, curriculum developers, research sponsors, and education advocacy groups.

Science Education Issues and Developments

Science Education Issues and Developments
Author: Calvin L. Petroselli
Publsiher: Nova Publishers
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781600219504
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Education Issues and Developments Book Excerpt:

Science Education Issues and Developments.

Doing Research to Improve Teaching and Learning

Doing Research to Improve Teaching and Learning
Author: Kimberly M. Williams
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2021-07-30
ISBN: 1000410951
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doing Research to Improve Teaching and Learning Book Excerpt:

In this rapidly changing teaching and learning environment, one of the most promising ways for faculty at institutions of higher education to improve their teaching is to capitalize upon their skills as researchers. This book is a step-by-step guide for doing research to inform and improve teaching and learning. With background and instruction about how to engage in these methodologies—including historical analyses, qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods—the second edition of Doing Research to Improve Teaching and Learning discusses a process of working collaboratively and reflectively to improve one’s teaching craft. Full of updated, authentic examples from research studies, student work and instructor reflections, this valuable resource equips faculty with the skills to collect and use data and evidence-based instructional methods in any college and university classroom.

2004 Physics Education Research Conference

2004 Physics Education Research Conference
Author: Jeffrey Marx,Paula Heron,Scott Franklin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2005-09-29
ISBN: 9780735402812
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2004 Physics Education Research Conference Book Excerpt:

The 2004 Physics Education Research (PER) Conference brought together researchers in how we teach physics and how it is learned. Student understanding of concepts, the efficacy of different pedagogical techniques, and the importance of student attitudes toward physics and knowledge were all discussed. These Proceedings capture an important snapshot of the PER community, containing an incredibly broad collection of research papers of work in progress.

Astrobiology

Astrobiology
Author: Octavio A. Chon Torres,Ted Peters,Joseph Seckbach,Richard Gordon
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2021-10-12
ISBN: 1119711169
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astrobiology Book Excerpt:

ASTROBIOLOGY This unique book advances the frontier discussion of a wide spectrum of astrobiological issues on scientific advances, space ethics, social impact, religious meaning, and public policy formulation. Astrobiology is an exploding discipline in which not only the natural sciences, but also the social sciences and humanities converge. Astrobiology: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy is a multidisciplinary book that presents different perspectives and points of view by its contributing specialists. Epistemological, moral and political issues arising from astrobiology, convey the complexity of challenges posed by the search for life elsewhere in the universe. We ask: if a convoy of colonists from Earth make the trip to Mars, should their genomes be edited to adapt to the Red Planet’s environment? If scientists discover a biosphere with microbial life within our solar system, will it possess intrinsic value or merely utilitarian value? If astronomers discover an intelligent civilization on an exoplanet elsewhere in the Milky Way, what would be humanity’s moral responsibility: to protect Earth from an existential threat? To treat other intelligences with dignity? To exploit through interstellar commerce? To conquer? Audience The book will attract readers from a wide range of interests including astronomers, astrobiologists, chemists, biologists, space engineers, ethicists, theologians and philosophers.

Astronomy

Astronomy
Author: Eric Chaisson,Stephen McMillan
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780131007277
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy Book Excerpt:

The authors present a broad view of astronomy without complex mathematics, yet the book discusses important concepts without simplification.

2003 Physics Education Research Conference

2003 Physics Education Research Conference
Author: Jeffrey Marx,Scott Franklin,Karen Cummings
Publsiher: Amer Inst of Physics
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2004-09-09
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2003 Physics Education Research Conference Book Excerpt:

Papers from an August 2003 conference report on the latest research in physics education. Some specific topics covered include empirical investigations of student understanding, the myth of gender neutrality, using mapped samples to look for sex differences, and students' representational coherence of Newton's first and second laws. Other topics ar

Proceedings of the Physics Education Research Conference

Proceedings of the     Physics Education Research Conference
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Physics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the Physics Education Research Conference Book Excerpt:

Announcer

Announcer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Physics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Announcer Book Excerpt:

Physlet Quantum Physics

Physlet Quantum Physics
Author: Mario Belloni,Wolfgang Christian,Anne J. Cox
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physlet Quantum Physics Book Excerpt:

Physlet® Quantum Physics contains a collection of over 200 ready-to-run interactive exercises. These "media-focused" critical thinking and problem-solving exercises are based on carefully designed computer simulations generated in awardwinning Java applets. Physlet® Quantum Physics is based on current educational, experimental, and theoretical research, and gives students an interactive visual representation of the often difficult-to-visualize physical phenomena in quantum physics.

Spring Meeting

Spring Meeting
Author: American Geophysical Union. Meeting
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geophysics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spring Meeting Book Excerpt: