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A Private Universe Project
The Private Universe Teachers Lab enables teachers to practice techniques of identifying student misconceptions and moving toward conceptual change in basic astronomy. This teachers lab contains a survey to identify misconceptions and three in-class activities for grades 4 to 8 that help students gain an understanding of the phases of the Moon. There are teacher discussion forums on planning teaching sequences and learning how to adapt activities to different situations.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Assessment / Evaluation
  • Services:
    • Discussion / Forum
  • Educational theory and practice
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright The Annenberg/CPB Projects
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-004-019
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: The Annenberg Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Author: Philip M. Sadler
Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Author: Matthew H. Schneps
Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics