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written by David Stern
Available Languages: English, Spanish, French
This website provides an illustrated non-calculus course on astronomy, mechanics, the Sun and spaceflight.  It includes 42 lesson plans, a 14-part math course, guidance for teachers, a timeline, a glossary, problems, and hands-on projects. The development follows an historical thread, and stresses intuitive understanding, applications, and connections to society and culture.  Stories of discovery and discoverers are included to engage student interest. Spanish and French translations are available.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Fundamentals
- Space Exploration
- The Sun
Classical Mechanics
- General
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
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= Lesson/Lesson Plan
= Tutorial
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newtonian mechanics, orbits, spaceflight, sun
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Date Metadata Instance was created September 24, 2003 by Bruce Mason
Record Updated:
August 10, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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Author looking for collaborators (Editor: Bruce Mason)

The author of this resource, David Stern, is seeking collaborators to help maintain and update it.  He is also interested in translations to other languages.

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