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CSET Science Subtest I: Astronomy

CSET Science Subtest I: Astronomy

The University of California, Irvine Extension, supported by generous grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The Boeing Company, is developing online courses to prepare science and mathematics teachers for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET). This module is part of the preparation for CSET Science Subtest I. It covers fifteen (15) topics in Astronomy: 1. The Stars 2. Phases of the Moon 3. The Solar System 4. Formation of the Solar System 5. Astronomical Distance Measurement 6. Evidence for Planets Around Other Stars 7. Characteristics of Galaxies 8. Our Place in the Milky Way 9. Star Color, Temperature, Size, and Luminosity 10. Fusion in Stars 11. Stellar Balance and Evolution 12. Distinguishing Stars from Planets 13. Accelerators in Astronomical... Show More


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Alan Bratberg
Alan Bratberg (Faculty)
10 years ago
The diagnostic questions (the only part I looked at) are at best poor. Constellations only appear to move across the sky at night. This kind of misleading question leads to major misconceptions in students and is easily avoided. Please reexamine your questions.
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