Synopses & Reviews
This student supplement to Astronomy: The Evolving Universe provides thirty-two hands-on activities for students of astronomy. Highly focused on central concepts in astronomy, each activity is linked to a section of the main text. The activities are designed to take 30 or 40 minutes of class time, and most require no special materials or extra resources. These class-tested activities form a key part of the innovative teaching strategies developed by Michael Zeilik.
The student supplement to the successful textbook describing the full range of the astronomical universe.
Table of Contents
Foreword for the student; 1. Angular size and distance (cosmic distances); 2. Angular speed and motion (heavenly motions); 3. Major motions of the planets (heavenly motions); 4. Retrograde motion of Mars (heavenly motions); 5. Sunrise points (heavenly motions); 6. Solar system models (scientific models); 7. Kepler's third law (heavenly motions); 8. Pluto and Charon (heavenly motions); 9. The Doppler shift; 10. Weight; 11. Newton's Gravitation; 12. Continuous spectra (light &spectra); 13. Stellar temperatures, colors and spectra (light &spectra); 14. Stellar parallax; 15. Classifying stars by the H-R diagram (light &spectra); 16. Stellar evolution (scientific models); 17. Cepheid variable stars (cosmic distances); 18. The sun's distance from the galactic center (cosmic distances); 19. Rotation curve of a spiral galaxy (heavenly motions); 20. Hubble's law (cosmic distances); 21. Cosmic background radiation (light &spectra).