EDUCATION: Astronomy Cyberclassroom

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Science  22 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5636, pp. 1025
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5636.1025b

Astronomy teachers feeling a little lost in cyberspace can follow this guide to stellar Web sites compiled by Andrew Fraknoi of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. The annotated links include plenty of experiments, activities, and demonstrations suitable for college classes. The demos range from simple balloon models of the expanding universe to exercises that allow visitors to estimate the universe's age. Another handy list enumerates programs and applets that can help students grasp everything from the vast distances in space to the evolution of stars.

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