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Project Star Curriculum Materials

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Project Star began as an NSF funded program to develop a curriculum to teach physical science using astronomy as the inducement. The materials and activities were developed by high school astronomy teachers and scientists at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts and have been thoroughly tested by teachers and their students nationwide. The low-cost hands-on kits contain all of the materials necessary for several activities.

Target Population:

  • high school level (employs algebra, geometry)
  • may be used at college level
  • can be adapted for younger age groups
  • hands on activities and kits with accompanying teachers guides
  • Project star will provide their materials free of charge for teacher workshops - call and ask about the honorarium program.
  • Kits available for purchase include the
    • Celestial Sphere
    • Suntracking Plastic Hemisphere
    • Refracting Telescope
    • Solar System Scale model
    • 3-D Constellation
    • Light Measurement and stellar Distance Kit
    • Holographic Diffraction Grating
    • Project Star Teacher Sampler
    • Cardboard Spectrometer
    • Planisphere Kit
    • Spectrum Projector
For Further Information:

Learning Technologies, Inc.
40 Cameron Avenue
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
Phone: 1-800-537-8703 (U.S. only) or 1-617-628-1459
Fax: 1-617-628-8606
Email: service@starlab.com

Visits since 10/99. Last Updated on December 15, 2001
Karen. Meech, Institute for Astronomy, UH