Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Parallax Method

On New Year’s Eve last year I applied to the “What if?” Prize, a competition for teachers to submit lesson plans on astronomy or space science. I knew the odds were probably low given it was an international competition, but … Continue reading

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Why Spend Money on NASA?

In my Earth Systems class we recently wrapped up our discussion on cosmology. Student groups presented information on one of the four major pieces of evidence supporting the Big Bang, or how we know the age and expansion of the … Continue reading

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