Up Among the (Billions of) Stars

“Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.” Isaac Asimov  When the Mesopotamians carved the first cuneiform maps on clay from about 700 to 500 BCE, little did they know that their Babylonian inscriptions would be the beginning […]

The Night Sky

Clear skies, calm winds, and long nights. Yes, it is a bit cold, but with proper clothing you and your students have a natural laboratory to explore to your heart’s content! Teaching a unit like this enables your students to dream and imagine. The distances are so vast in space that “the amount of space […]

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