AAS 197, January 2001
Session 54. Education and Public Outreach
Joint Display, Tuesday, January 9, 2001, 9:30am-7:00pm, Exhibit Hall

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[54.11] A Celestial Navigation Lesson for Middle School Science Students

R. Elwell, J. J. Smetanka (Saint Vincent College)

A standards-based lesson in celestial navigation is presented that integrates basic concepts in mathematics and astronomy. Targeted for use with middle school students in science classes, the lesson utilizes hands-on activities that allow students to discover fundamental concepts in observational astronomy and mathematics. This lesson is a particular example of the lessons developed by pre-service teachers through the Exploring the Earth, Sun and Stars project. Exploring the Earth, Sun and Stars is made possible by a Community of Agile Partners in Education (CAPE) Faculty Incentive Grant through a NASA funding project. Ryan Elwell's travel is supported by an A. J. Palumbo Student Research Grant from Saint Vincent College.

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The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: smetanka@acad1.stvincent.edu

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