Stikky Night Skies: Essential Stuff that Sticks in Your Head

Stikky Night Skies: Essential Stuff that Sticks in Your Head

by Laurence Holt
     
 
Stikky Night Skies takes a breakthrough learning method and applies it to a skill everyone, at some point, has yearned to master: navigating the night sky. The author and his team spent hundreds of hours with readers to find out how to maximize retention: that is, accumulate knowledge that "sticks" in your head. Handy for both budding astronomers and those who

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Stikky Night Skies takes a breakthrough learning method and applies it to a skill everyone, at some point, has yearned to master: navigating the night sky. The author and his team spent hundreds of hours with readers to find out how to maximize retention: that is, accumulate knowledge that "sticks" in your head. Handy for both budding astronomers and those who just want to impress their friends, Stikky Night Skies is the place to start. You can learn six constellations, four stars, a planet, a galaxy, and how to navigate at night - all in one hour. The book includes illustrations on every page, two separate learning sequences, an epilogue to prevent "my brain is full" syndrome, and an appendix with Web links, books, and clubs to consult for follow-up.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-This sight-based tutorial uses a carefully paced series of basic modules and constant reinforcement to teach even mildly motivated readers how to recognize six northern hemisphere constellations, four stars, and a galaxy. Readers will also learn how to spot planets along the plane of the ecliptic, and to use stars to tell which way is north. Each page has a simplified black sky view with a brief instruction or comment-"Okay, so find the Big Dipper in this piece of sky"-in white. Readers are urged to pause at the end of each of the three sequential sections before tackling the next exercise. A hefty selection of print and Web resources, plus advice about choosing and using a telescope, provides "Next Steps." Though not specifically aimed at them, children will have no trouble using this unusual, informal approach to making sense of the night sky. The associated Web site offers, among other features, a discussion of the pedagogical method.-John Peters, New York Public Library Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568582535
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/05/2003
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.02(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.61(d)

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