El Universo a sus pies
Universo a sus pies" is a 490-page collection of some of the
very best astronomy and space science activities, selected by panels
of veteran educators, that has been translated into Spanish.
55 ready-to-use classroom activities in the collection are drawn
from the ASP's own programs and from projects and curricula from
around the U.S. and Canada. A number derive from NASA missions and
workshops. They include such favorites as "The Reasons for
the Seasons", "The Venus Topography Box", "The
Toilet Paper Solar System Model", "Inventing an Alien",
"Galaxy Sorting", and "Creating Your Own Constellations."
The target age range is for students 10 - 15 years old.
of Project ASTRO (a program
to link volunteer astronomers with local teachers in 13 regional
sites around the country), the collection is published in loose-leaf
format for easy use in the classroom, and has master handouts for
many of the activities. Also included are 13 articles with basic
astronomy background information, a non-technical astronomy glossary,
and 4 guides to effective astronomy teaching and learning.
The cost of the book is $29.95 and it is available online at the ASP's AstroShop.
production of "El Universo a sus pies" has been made possible
by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The translations
(which include careful attention to cultural issues and to observing
from the Southern Hemisphere) were reviewed by a panel of bilingual
scientists and educators from the U.S. and several Spanish-speaking
countries. The original activities in English were collected and
reviewed with the support of grants from NSF and the NASA Offices
of Space Science and Education.
The materials in "El Universo a sus pies" are selected and translated from "The Universe at Your Fingertips" and "More Universe at Your Fingertips," two widely-praised collections of activities and resources published by the ASP.