OUR PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE
Once upon a time, humans lacked the technological ability to view
the vastness of space. As a result, the ponderings of our place
in the universe focused on Earth as the center of it all. Today,
the exploration of space yields data that fuel new understandings
and inspire fresh questions. Regardless of the science discipline
you teach, this issue can help you add depth to your classes as
you ask students to wonder about our place in the universe and the
exciting exploration that still lies before us.
Place in the Universe in the News
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Digest (Visit
for nationwide news for science educators).
Stories selected for this issue discuss the scientific efforts
to study our universe. Visit http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2005-02/news_stories_high.htm
to learn more.
Place in the Universe on the Net
In this month's high school journal, The Science Teacher,
NSTA members can read "The All Sky Camera Network." The
link to that article is:
is a web-based service from NSTA that provides online content
chosen to augment printed articles and books. It does so through
keywords; the keyword for this issue is:
Our Universe: http://www.scilinks.org/retrieve_outside.asp?sl=9263569910221055
Articles on Our Place in the Universe
The following NSTA journal articles provide examples of how science
educators can help their students understand our place in the universe.
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The NSTA Science Store and catalogs offer NSTA Press books and
other outstanding titles for science educators. Selections for this
issue are grade appropriate and were chosen for their relevance
to the theme of this issueOur Place in the Universe. Click
here for recommended titles:
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To receive the latest NSTA Catalog for your specific grade level,
Getting our Money’s Worth in Public
Education: Are We Buying Our 'McStudent' Lie? Read Robert
Freeman's piece in the San Fransisco Chronicle about
the ultimate price we'll pay later for the pennies we pinch today.
Whether you've traveled from just across the border
in Mexico or halfway around the world from China, NSTA has something
for our international constituents attending this year's national
convention. For information on the international activities NSTA
is offering in Dallas from March 31 to April 3, visit http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2005-02/intlhigh.htm.
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for Papers on specific topics. Click here to find out more:
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