The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0 DVD-ROM

A Collection of Activities and Resources for Teaching Astronomy (on a DVD-ROM)

Featured in the ASP's April 2017 edition of Universe in the Classroom


Edited by Andrew Fraknoi
Published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

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This DVD-ROM is the most comprehensive resource and activity guide for teaching basic concepts and activities in space science ever published. It includes:

Here are just a few of the interesting activities included on the disk:

The disk is, in a sense, the "greatest hits" of astronomy education, designed to help teachers, curriculum specialists, museum educators, and astronomers who work with them find the most effective way of teaching about our understanding of the universe.

The activities, which range from brief (less than 15-minute) discussions to sequences that extend over several hours, cover a host of topics that are the staple of national and state science frameworks and standards. Each activity comes with full instructions, student (or audience) handouts, and connections to key ideas on science learning and teaching. Many can be used in informal settings as well as in the classroom.

Themes and topics include:

The print version of this notebook has been used by thousands of schools, colleges, planetariums, museums, youth groups, park rangers and astronomy volunteers around the world. This updated, greatly expanded -- and much easier to carry -- disk is expected to become an even more important national resource for those who teach (or work with teachers of) astronomy.

Click here for the full table of contents (pdf file will download to your computer).