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From Stargazers to Starships DLESE Reviewed Collection
This Web resource on astronomy, physics and space flight contains approximately 100 main files, written by a retired scientist, familiar with the field and its history. It is based on algebra and trigonometry (no calculus). The main collection contains four parts, each large enough for an independent course, on (1) Basic astronomy (2) Newtonian mechanics (3) Sun and related physics (4) Spacecraft and space flight. Also included are translations to Spanish, French, and (in progress) Italian, a mathematics course, teacher guidance, linked lesson plans, a timeline and glossary (both linked to the text), Q&A, approximately 100 problems to solve, and more. The goal has been to provide teachers and students with space-related material fitting the regular science curriculum (plus extensions). History serves as the framework, and the site includes related stories of discovery, tidbits, poems and experiments, also connections to technology, culture, and society.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Guide for instructor
    • Lesson plan
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Glossary
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geophysics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
Cost information is not known
Copyright and other restrictions information is unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevSProd261
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Physics and Astronomy Education Files (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: David Stern