This week's list comes to us from the one and only Karen Thompson of Springfield, Illinois, another Apple Distinguished Educator. She is a stellar person, no pun intended!
Next week's list will feature summer professional development opportunities... send along any suggestions that you think should be included!
The spring equinox is March 21, 2007. I started this list of websites with Stellarium. It offers so many delightful explorations for students!
A free open source planetarium for your computer.
I’ve listed some of the lessons we’re using with our 6th graders.
Stellarium is great, and this will get you started in some meaningful explorations.
I know it’s going to come up, so as long as we’re talking about the equinox, let’s not forget about standing eggs on their ends. Don’t miss the Bad Astronomy website and the discussion on the eggs and the equinox.
Did you see the recent lunar eclipse? Stellarium makes it very easy to preview these events. If you’re looking at the moon, let’s explore the Birthday Moons!
And if you’re looking for more information on the change to daylight savings time, check out this site.
Karen Thompson started her teaching career as a middle school science teacher with a slide rule in hand. Currently she is an instructional technology facilitator in Springfield, Illinois and serves as a school board member in the consolidated school district of Tri-City in Buffalo, Illinois. Karen is currently using her vision of educational technology to help guide her district’s 1 to 1 laptop program for 800 6th graders.