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Index Issue 1

THE MAGAZINE ABOUT TEACHING

ASTRONOMY


General Index of Articles by Content Area

Volumes 1-4 (Issues 1-16)

This general index covers topics in feature articles and the columns Astronomical Teachniques, Teachers' Challenge,

and Photons Focused on: but does not index the seasonal Teachers Sky Planning Calendar, most RAP

Sheets, the editor's My View of the Classroom Universe. Each listing consists of the Issue Number followed by

the general title of the article. Parentheses are used to either describe more fully the reference or to indicate that

it is a subset of an article or Teachnique column for that issue.

After this is an index of articles coded as Elementary, Middle School or Informal Education, in the opinion of the

editor. Some RAP sheet material may be here. You know your own students best....

Physics and Laws

13 - The Cause of Summer -

Tilt or Distance to the

Sun? Kepler to the Rescue!

(A Teachnique)

Scientific and Astronomical

Techniques

14 - Magnetometer in a Bottle (in

"2013's Solar Maximum in the

Classroom" article)

Stars, Stellar Evolution, Representative

Objects, Constellations

16 - Astronomy of the Northern Sky - Coordinating

Your Positions (degrees and arc distances,

star nomenclature and coordinate systems)

10 - Taking Spreadsheets

from Dull to Dynamic With

Animation (Kepler's 3rd Law,

Blackbody Radiation, Doppler

Shift, and Escape Velocity

of Gases)

8 - Eye Spy - Visual Spectroscopy

8 - Digital Spectroscopy,

Light with a laptop

8 - Candied Physics (using

candy to demonstrate atomic

emission and absorption)

(Teachnique)

6 - Jupiter's Moons and Kepler's

3rd Law

1 - What if Ptolemy and Copernicus

Played Ping-Pong

(heliocentric and geocentric

theories)

13 - Testing Your Binocular Limits

with Binaries

13 - Transit of Venus, Revisited

(better calculation results)

12 - The Transit of Venus Determines

the Astronomical Unit

11 - From Generation to Generation 14 - Astronomy of the Northern Sky - Star Colors

and Spectral - Measuring Double Stars

Types

10 - Sketching The Moon and Galaxies

8 - Determining Magnitudes with a

Digital Camera

6 - Warning! This Article Contains

Graphing Content

11 - From Generation to Generation - Measuring

Double Stars

4 - (sidebar) Cell Phone-tography

8 - Photons Focused on: Teacher at the Telescope,

Getting 2 - Graphing Exoplanetary Systems

Spectra

1 - (Teachnique) Classifying and

Coding

1 - (Teachnique) Using Iridium

Satellites to teach random and systematic

error

15 - Jigsaw H-R Diagram (in Astronomical

Teachniques)

15 - Astronomy of the Northern Sky - How

Bright is That Star?

14. - Where Do You Come From? (In Astronomical

Teachniques)

13 - Testing Your Binocular Limits with Binaries

13 - Astronomy of the Northern Sky - Year

Round Teaching Tool (debut of column, with

definitions, zones, and details on Polaris)

8 - Using Spectra to Determine Planetary Nebular

Properties

5 - Create Your Own Cosmos, The Way of the

Maasai

5 - Zodiac Constellation Borders (Teachnique)

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Games and Puzzles

General Solar System

Historical Astronomy

6 - An APOD Scavenger Hunt (van

Gogh's painting with hidden astronomy

photos)

10, 7, 6, 5, 2 - Teacher's Challenge Word

Puzzles

1 - Questions from the International Astronomical

Olympiad

Astronomical Travel/

International Astronomy

Education

14 - Photos Focused On - The Trail of

William Herschel

13 - Collecting the Cosmos: World Coins

13 - Durin's Day and Moonlit Maps - Astronomy

of the Moon, Taught by "The

Hobbit."

12 - A Unique Course in a Most Urban

Environment (Mexico City HS course

using solar and radio astronomy)

12 - Photons Focused On: Astronomy in

Mexican Cityscapes

11 - Model Solar Systems - More Than A

Walk In The Park

6 - Photons Focused on: Korea's Observatories,

Ancient & Royal, Modern & Public

4 - Resources listed in article on Astronomy

Down Under article

4 - Places to go listed in article on astronomy

in Ontario article

4 - Places to go listed in article on the

Only Russian School with a planetarium

4 - Places to go resource list in article on

astronomy in India's curriculum

1 - Arizona, Where "I Can't Find The Big

Dipper" is Heard (lists and URLS of astronomical

places to go)

15 - What Would Galileo Do? A

Curriculum Approach (summary of

Galileo's discoveries and activities

for each)

13 - Transit of Venus, Revisited

(better calculation results)

12 - The Transit of Venus Determines

the Astronomical Unit

11 - Model Solar Systems - More

Than A Walk In The Park

11 - When The Transit-of-Venus

Party Is Over

11 - A Transit of Mercury Lab

10 - Astronomical Teachniques -

The Planets Rule (using the sky to

set semester curricula)

9 - Solar System Ballet, or Chaos

Can Be Fun!

7 - Photos Focused On: Solar System

Names (on products or places)

6 - Observing Jupiter's Moons and

Kepler's Third Law

4 - An International Asteroid Hunt

3 - Mapping Alien Worlds (Using

potatoes and studying nomenclature

rules)

1 - Teachable Moment, Jupiter's

Not-So-Mighty Winds

3 - Eratosthenes' Footsteps With A

Globe

2 - Moon Phases, How? How

Long? (Teachnique)

1 - What If Ptolemy and Copernicus

Played Ping Pong (helio- and

geocentric activities)

1 - Historical Research in the

Classroom

16 - Galileo's Diary, A Dramatic

Reading

15 - Photons Focused On--

Stonehenge, A Teaching Tool?

15 - What Would Galileo Do? A

Curriculum Approach (summary of

Galileo's discoveries and activities

for each)

14 - Eratosthenes and GPS (in Astronomical

Teachniques)

14 - Photos Focused On - The Trail

of William Herschel

13 - Collecting the Cosmos with

World Coins

13 - Transit of Venus, Revisited

(better calculation results)

12 - The Transit of Venus Determines

the Astronomical Unit

10 - Simulations on Your Online

Course Pages with HTML5 (uses

Retrograde Motion as the working

example).

9 - Using Galileoscopes to Duplicate

Galileo's Solar Observations

9 - The Lunar Parallax and December's

International Measure The

Moon Night

7 - Gnomon Knowledge, Sundials

are a Global Activity

5 - Solar System Distance Scales, A

Ladder Made of Triangles

5 - Galileo Measured a Mountain

and So Can You!

5 - A Trilogy of Lunar Eclipse articles

( Measuring the Size and Shape

of the Earth's Shadow, What to observer

in a total lunar eclipse, Measuring

The Moon's Size and Distance)

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Astronomical Pedagogy and Teachniques

16 - A is for Historical Astronomy, or How to Organize Your Universe

16 - Galileo's Diary, A Dramatic Reading

16 - Galactic Chicken or Galactic Egg, Which Do You Teach First (Best order for teaching galaxies)

15 - The Classroom Tablet, or How I Learned to Love Apple in My Astronomy Classroom (uses of the iPad)

15 - Kinds of Facts (in Astronomical Teachniques)

15 - Jigsaw H-R Diagram (in Astronomical Teachniques)

15 - Six Steps to Build Up STEMina

14 - Class Projects, Correlations with Hurricanes, Where Do You Come From?, Local Light Pollution Survey,

Mnemonics, Eratosthenes and GPS,

Evolution Assessments With Balls

14 - Social Media for Astronomy Teachers - Good or Bad?

13 - Next Generation Standards for Astronomy

12 - A Unique Course in a Most Urban Environment (Mexico City HS course using solar and radio astronomy)

12 - Finding Astronomically Nutritious News Stories

12 - A Proposal for a daytime Astronomy Course for the US (solar and non-visible-spectrum based course)

11 - A Way To Know Just What Introductory Astronomy Students Are Interested In ((Using APOD), in Astronomical

Teachniques)

11 - Would You Like a Homemade Dome With That Toy Planetarium? (in Astronomical Teachniques)

10 - Astronomical Teachniques - The Planets Rule (using the sky to set semester curricula)

10 - Which Toy Universe Would A Teacher Want for the Holidays?

10 - Simulations on Your Online Course Pages with HTML5 (uses Retrograde Motion as the working example).

10 - Taking Spreadsheets from Dull to Dynamic With Animation (Kepler's 3rd Law, Blackbody Radiation, Doppler

Shift, and Escape Velocity of Gases)

10 - Discovery Astronomy Through Poetry

9 - Students Using Narratives (in RAP Sheet, a selection of narrative styles used in a history of science project)

9 - Education Designed Universally (accessibility tips, in Teachniques)

8 - Using Magazines to Teach Literacy in Middle School (Teachnique)

7 - Investigating Astronomy Without Using Vision (Tactile Tools for the Visually Handicapped)

(Continued on the next page)

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Astronomical Pedagogy and Teachniques, continued

7 - Three Methods of Using Online Space Data to Support Inquiry (Backwards Faded Scaffolding, Jigsaw, Collaborative

Inquiry)

7 - Photons Focused on: Solar System Names (in products and places)

6 - Using Misconceptions to Create Inquiry Activities

5 - A Kinesthestic Chorale (Earth Motions)

4 - Ten Ideas to Improve astronomy courses (in article on Italy's astronomy education

3 - A Scientist's Scientific Method

3 - Jigsawing the Universe

3 - Alternatives to Term Papers (Teachnique)

2 - Cub Scout activity on scales and distances (Teachnique)

1 - Historical Research in the Classroom

The Nature of Scientific

Investigation

15 - Kinds of Facts (in Astronomical

Teachniques)

15 - Six Steps to Build Up STEMina

12 - Finding Astronomically Nutritious

News Stories

9 - Students Using Narratives (in RAP

Sheet, a selection of narrative styles

used in a history of science project)

5 - Crank Astronomy As A Teaching

Tool - The Electric Sun

3 - 2012, The End of the World.

Again? (History and counterarguments

on the December 2012 hoax)

3 - 12 for '12 (Activities and resources

on the December 2012 hoax)

3 - A Scientist's Scientific Method

1 - Classifying/Coding Astronomical

Words in Everyday Life (Teachnique)

Earth, Motions, Seasons,

etc.

15 - Photons Focused On--

Stonehenge, A Teaching Tool

9 - Star Motions with Sky Simulators

13 - Durin's Day and Moonlit Maps

9 - Archimedes Updated - Give Me A

- Astronomy of the Moon, Taught by

Satellite and I'll Measure Earth's Mass

"The Hobbit."

7 - Gnomon Knowledge, Sundials are

a Global Activity

7 - Making a Sun Tracker

4 - Earth Rotates East to West

(Showing with globe and figurine)

4 - How High is the Sun?

3 - Eratosthenes Footsteps With a

Globe

2 - Is it Really Noon?

The Moon

15 - What Would Galileo Do? A

Curriculum Approach (summary of

Galileo's discoveries and activities

for each)

10 - Photons Focused On: The Moon

in Everyday Life

9 - The Lunar Parallax and December's

International Measure The

Moon Night

5 - Galileo Measured a Mountain

and So Can You!

5 - A Trilogy of Lunar Eclipse articles

( Measuring the Size and Shape

of the Earth's Shadow, What to observer

in a total lunar eclipse, Measuring

The Moon's Size & Distance)

2 - Moon Phases, Why? How Long?

2 - Let's Bomb The Moon!

1 - Moon Phase Misconceptions

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The Sun

15 - What Would Galileo Do? A

Curriculum Approach (summary

of Galileo's discoveries and activities

for each)

14 - 2013's Solar Maximum in the

Classroom

14 - Tracking Solar Storms from

Birth to Earth

12 - Lessons Learned From A

Ring of Fire (observations and use

of Vernier sensors during eclipses)

12 - Viewing The Sun With Radio

Eyes

12 - Is There A Chance of a Storm

Today?

12 - Sun Fun - Actively Observing

The Active Sun

11 - What Can You Teach About

A Ring of Fire? (annular eclipse

activities)

9 - Using Galileoscopes to Duplicate

Galileo's Solar Observations

8 - Digital Spectroscopey, Light

With A Laptop (measuring solar

spectrum section in article)

5 - Crank Astronomy As A Teaching

Tool - The Electric Sun

(includes information on how the

Sun is truly powered)

Exoplanets

9 - Space for Math - Finding

Exoplanets

6 - Goldilocks and the 500

Exoplanets

2 - Graphing Exoplanetary Systems

Telescope, Tools and

Auxiliaries

13 - Testing Your Binocular

Limits with Binaries

13 - Dish Network to

Space? The Itty Bitty Radio

Telescope

13 - Astrophotography from

the Inner City

12 - Viewing The Sun with

Radio Eyes

11 - Oh, Nooo! What's That

Thing in The Box??? Overcoming

Telephobia

8 - Measuring Star Magnitudes

with a Digital Camera

3 - Photo Story: Assembling

a Galileoscope

2 - Bringing Old Telescopes

Back To Life

Light Pollution

15 - Astronomy of the Northern

Sky - How Bright is That

Star? (has stars for monitoring

sky brightness)

14 - Local Light Pollution

Survey (in Astronomical

Teachniques)

8 - Demonstrating the Loss

of Starlight

8 - Digital Spectroscopy,

Light with a Laptop

(Measuring the spectra of

street lamps)

1 - Surveying for Light Pollution

sources and their

causes (Teachnique)

Galaxies and Cosmology

16 - Galactic Chicken or Galactic Egg, Which

Do You Teach First (Best order for teaching

galaxies)

8 - Measuring Galaxy Spectra for Velocities

7 - Measuring the Age of the Universe with

Google Sky

2 - Kinesthestic Cosmology

Elementary School Level

15 - Six Steps to Build Up STEMina

11 - Oh, Nooo! What's That Thing in The

Box??? Overcoming Telephobia

10 - Photons Focused On: The Moon in Everyday

Life

10 - Which Toy Universe Would A Teacher

Want for the Holidays?

9 - Solar System Ballet, or Chaos Can Be Fun!

7 - Photos Focused On: Solar System Names (on

products or places)

7 - Making a Sun Tracker

5 - A Kinesthestic Chorale (Earth Motions)

4 - Earth Rotates East to West (Showing with

globe and figurine)

4 - How High is the Sun?

3 - Eratosthenes Footsteps With a Globe

2 - Is it Really Noon?

1, 2, 8 - Alternative Universes (textbook errors)

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15 - Photons Focused On--Stonehenge, A Teaching Tool

15 - Six Steps to Build Up STEMina

13 - Testing Your Binocular Limits with Binaries

13 - Collecting the Cosmos with World Coins

12 - Photons Focused On: Astronomy in Mexican Cityscapes

12 - Sun Fun - Actively Observing The Active Sun

Middle School Level

11 - Oh, Nooo! What's That Thing in The Box??? Overcoming

Telephobia

6 - Using Misconceptions to Create Inquiry Activities

11 - Model Solar Systems - More Than a Walk in the 5 - Create Your Own Cosmos, The Way of the Maasai

Park

4 - Earth Rotates East to West (Showing with globe and

10 - Photons Focused On: The Moon in Everyday Life figurine)

10 - Which Toy Universe Would A Teacher Want for the 4 - How High is the Sun?

Holidays?

9 - Students Using Narratives (in RAP Sheet, a selection

of narrative styles used in a history of science project)

9 - Education Designed Universally (accessibility tips, in

Teachniques)9 - Star Motions with Sky Simulators

9 - Using Galileoscopes to Duplicate Galileo's Solar Observations

8 - Using Magazines to Teach Literacy in Middle School

(Teachnique)

8 - Demonstrating the Loss of Starlight

10, 7, 6, 5, 2 - Teacher's Challenge Word Puzzles

7 - Photons Focused On: Solar System Names (on products

or places)

7 - Three Methods of Using Online Space Data to Support

Inquiry (Backwards Faded Scaffolding, Jigsaw, Collaborative

Inquiry)

7 - Gnomon Knowledge, Sundials are a Global Activity

7 - Making a Sun Tracker

3 - Mapping Alien Worlds (Using potatoes and studying

nomenclature rules)

2 - Cub Scout activity on scales and distances

(Teachnique)

2 - Graphing Exoplanetary Systems

2 - Is it Really Noon?

2 - Moon Phases, How? How Long? (Teachnique)

2 - Let's Bomb The Moon!

1,2,8 - Alternative Universes (textbook errors)

16 - Astronomy of the Northern Sky - Coordinating

Your Positions (degrees and arc distances, star nomenclature

and coordinate systems)

15 - Astronomy of the Northern Sky - How Bright is

That Star?

13 - Testing Your Binocular Limits with Binaries

12 - Sun Fun - Actively Observing The Active Sun

11 - Model Solar Systems - More Than a Walk in the

Park

11 - What Can You Teach About a Ring of Fire?

(Annular Eclipse Activities)

Informal Education

9 - The Lunar Parallax and December's International

Measure the Moon Night

8 - Candied Physics (using candy to demonstrate atomic

emission and absorption) (Teachnique)

7 - Making a Sun Tracker

5 - A Kinesthestic Chorale (Earth Motions)

4 - How High is the Sun?

4 - (sidebar) Cell Phone-tography

2 - Is it Really Noon?

2 - Kinesthestic Cosmology

2 - Let's Bomb The Moon!

1 - (Teachnique) Using Iridium Satellites to teach random

and systematic error

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