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"From Stargazers to Starships", home page at:
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http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Sintro.htm
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An extensive (ca. 100 files) illustrated non-calculus course on astronomy, mechanics, the Sun and spaceflight. With Spanish, French and Italian translations, 45 lesson plans, 14-part math course, guidance for teachers, timeline, glossary, Q&A, problems, some hands-on projects, etc. Follows historical thread, stresses intuitive understanding, applications (esp. to space), connections with society, culture and technology, stories of discovery and discoverers.
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Keywords:
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            Course, overview, space, astronomy, spaceflight, Newtonian mechanics, Kepler's laws, Newton's laws, sun, history of science, Satellites, orbits, Spanish, French, Italian, teaching physics, teaching astronomy

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"From Stargazers to Starships", home page at:

http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Sintro.htm

An extensive (ca. 100 files) illustrated non-calculus course on astronomy, mechanics, the Sun and spaceflight. With Spanish, French and Italian translations, 45 lesson plans, 14-part math course, guidance for teachers, timeline, glossary, Q&A, problems, some hands-on projects, etc. Follows historical thread, stresses intuitive understanding, applications (esp. to space), connections with society, culture and technology, stories of discovery and discoverers.

Use glossary to access specific topics.

Keywords:

           Course, overview, space, astronomy, spaceflight, Newtonian mechanics, Kepler's laws, Newton's laws, sun, history of science, Satellites, orbits, Spanish, French, Italian, teaching physics, teaching astronomy