Lecture- Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy / Edition 3

Lecture- Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy / Edition 3

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by Edward E. Prather, Tim P. Slater, Jeff P. Adams, Gina Brissenden
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0321820460

ISBN-13: 9780321820464

Pub. Date: 08/17/2012

Publisher: Pearson

Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy provides a collection of 44 collaborative learning, inquiry-based activities to be used with introductory astronomy courses. Based on education research, these activities are “classroom ready” and lead to deeper, more complete understanding through a series of structured questions that prompt you to

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Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy provides a collection of 44 collaborative learning, inquiry-based activities to be used with introductory astronomy courses. Based on education research, these activities are “classroom ready” and lead to deeper, more complete understanding through a series of structured questions that prompt you to use reasoning and identify and correct their misconceptions. All content has been extensively field tested and six new tutorials have been added that respond to reviewer demand, numerous interviews, and nationally conducted workshops.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321820464
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/17/2012
Series:
Pearson Series in Educational Innovation: Student Resources for Astronomy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
55,998
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

The Night Sky

Position

Motion

Seasonal Stars

Solar vs. Sidereal Day

Ecliptic

Star Charts

Fundamentals of Astronomy

Kepler’s Second Law

Kepler’s Third Law

Newton’s Laws and Gravity

Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes of Stars

The Parsec

Parallax and Distance

Spectroscopic Parallax

Nature of Light in Astronomy

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 the Sun

Seasons

Observing Retrograde Motion

Earth’s Changing Surface

Greenhouse Effect

Temperature and Formation of Our Solar System

Sun Size

Stars, Galaxies, and Beyond

H-R Diagram

Star Formation and Lifetimes

Binary Stars

Motion of Extrasolar Planets

Stellar Evolution

Milky Way Scales

Galaxy Classification

Dark Matter

Looking at Distant Objects

Making Sense of the Universe and Expansion

Hubble's Law

Expansion of the Universe

Expansion, Lookback Times, and Distances

The Big Bang

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