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Stargazers in the Classroom

Stargazers in the Classroom

The materials presented here use space and spaceflight to introduce students to two areas of the core science curriculum: the motion of the Earth in space, and Newtonian mechanics. Teachers may use these lesson plans and problem sets as a guide to a sequential course, or as a source for student projects. Topics which are covered include astronomy, mechanics, solar physics, and spaceflight. A mathematics refresher and assessment of how this material conforms to the National Science Education Standards are also provided.

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