NASA Galileo Educator Network workshop resources Collection

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These resources include activities and articles useful for participating in the NASA Galileo Educator Network, and implement associated activities in the classroom.

Resources in “NASA Galileo Educator Network workshop resources” Collection

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3.34_Galileo_Myth_Verusus_Facts.pdf User File PDF File
Galileo_resource_guide.pdf User File PDF File
In_the_Footsteps_of_Galileo_Observing_the_Moons_of_Jupiter.pdf

This activity is from The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0, a resource collection for teaching astronomy. In 1610, Galileo used his new spyglass (telescope) to observe Jupiter, and found that it had four moons going around it. These were the first moons found around another world, and the first bodies indisputably orbiting something besides the Earth. In this activity, students learn about the scientific method and do a simplified version of Galileo’s pioneering observations of Jupiter’s moons

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Revolutionary_Venus_How_Observing_Venus_with_a_Telescope_Changed_the_World.pdf

This activity is from The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0, a resource collection for teaching astronomy. The most direct and dramatic proof of the heliocentric model of the solar system came from Galileo’s observations of the phases (different appearances of sunlit and dark areas) on the disk of the planet Venus as seen through his telescope. Here students learn about phases and then compare the motion of Venus around the Sun in two models and how it would produce phases as seen from Earth.

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