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Universe in the Classroom

Welcome to the Universe in the Classroom! This electronic educational newsletter is for teachers and other educators around the world who want to help students of all ages learn more about the wonders of the universe through astronomy.

You can read the current issue, subscribe to receive updates and browse our archives. You can also learn more about the Universe in the Classroom and find out about how you can help by writing an article, translating the newsletter or making a donation.


Current Issue: Spring 2017

The Universe at Your Fingertips — More Than Just Astronomy

by Dr. Karen Schwarz (West Chester University, Pennsylvania)

Project ASTRO is a fabulously successful program that has connected educators with volunteer astronomers for over 20 years. Equally successful is how Project ASTRO has helped change the way educators deliver classroom instruction in astronomy, incorporating hands-on, inquiry-based activities, and opportunities for cross-curricular lessons. First published in 1995, The Universe at Your Fingertips has served as the essential compilation of many of these activities for Project ASTRO partners, as well as other educators throughout the world.

In this edition of The Universe in the Classroom, learn about how one Project ASTRO site leader has made an effort to help educators create and adapt activities to emphasize math content and skills, as well as enhance classroom opportunities for learners to write about what they are learning.


We thank the following Universe in the Classroom sponsors

Donat G. Wentzel

The Thomason Foundation

Al Whaley

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