These lecture slides were developed by Lauren Woolsey from Grand Rapids Community College. The include lecture outlines, graphics, and learning objectives for major topics in the course. The slides are generally aligned to OpenStax Astronomy, but certain chapters are combined or compressed based on the emphasis of Dr. Woolsey's specific course.
A topically arranged list of openly available Astronomy teaching resources, designed to enrich classroom/lecture experiences or to provide to students for their own exploration. Each resource includes a link, baseline licensing/usage guidelines, and alignment to topics and OpenStax Astronomy textbook chapters. Compiled by Lauren Woolsey, Adam VanDyke, and Robert Wagner.
These data sets include astronomical constants, physical and orbital data for the planets, selected moons, future total solar eclipses, and related data regarding nearby stars, chemical elements, and constellations.
Through a study of the moon, students will be guided through an inquiry process using primary sources to learn how we shape our understanding of the past (history). They will also learn how new discoveries and observations change our perceptions over time, as each succeeding generation creates knowledge and adds new technology. Students will then pose their own questions to wonder how future discoveries or new technology might change our understanding of the world and our universe.