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Introduction to Astronomy: The Solar System


Introduction to Astronomy: The Solar System

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Complete web-based intro course in astronomy
Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: June 01, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 15, 2014



Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Stephanie Reiter
5 years ago

Stephanie Reiter (Student)

I like this site and find it to be a helpful tool for planning lessons about the solar system in a K-8 classroom. There are 10 weeks worth of lectures, which seems overwhelming, but I'll use them and modify them to work for my class. The list of resources is helpful because there are links to many sites that I can use in my class.
Time spent reviewing site: 15-20 minutes

Avatar for   Horton
10 years ago

Horton (Faculty)

This is an excellent site. From the POV of the parent of a frustrated college
Freshman, this helped enormously as a tutorial. Wish the instructor at "our"
institution had even half of this resource.
Used in course

Avatar for   Dick
11 years ago

Dick (Student)

I thought this was an excellant resource for someone needing an "introduction"
to our Solar System. I can see myself using this as a supplement to an existing
lesson plan for 6th or 7th graders (perhaps younger).

Technical Remarks:

If you are from outside the "assigned class" you will find it a little more
challenging to locate all of the planets of the Solar System as the lecture
headings do not always name the planets.