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Astronomy
Any of the material in the Astronomy site might be useful to you, but here there will be articles and links that are likely to be of particular interest to teachers, home educators and parents.

Astronomy Books as Gifts star
What about some astronomy-related books for presents? I´ve made a dozen recommendations, mostly for readers (8-14), but there are some for adults too. Maybe one would suit somebody on your list.

Books for Young People star
Reviews of books aimed at young people or which would be suitable for school-aged pupils.

Copernicus - the Revolution star
In the 16th century everyone knew that Earth was the center of the cosmos. But this made it impossible to predict the motions of heavenly bodies, even if they moved in elaborate circles within circles. Copernicus turned the idea on its head and put the Sun at the center. A revolution had begun!

Exploring Stars and Planets - book review star
Looking for an astronomy book for readers 8-14? Philip´s has a brand new edition of Ian Ridpath´s best seller. Clearly written and illustrated with up-to-date images, it´s the story of the Solar System. But there are also glimpses into galaxies, exploding stars and the history of the Universe.

Hubble 3D - Film Review star
For over two decades a special telescope has given us breath-taking views of the cosmos. The Hubble Space Telescope has lasted this long through servicing by space shuttle astronauts, but the final mission is over. This IMAX film is a tribute to the iconic instrument - is there a theater near you?

Kids´ Corner star
Websites, activities and articles especially aimed at young people. Their parents and teachers may be interested too.

Scale of the Universe 2 - website star
How big is the Universe? And how small? This website takes you from yoctometers - unbelievably small - to yottameters – just as unbelievably big. Navigate up or down from the human scale, with drawings and diagrams that make sense of the numbers. A great tour for everyone.

Science Fairs – Astronomy and Space Project Ideas star
Interested in astronomy or space-related science projects? Forget the model of the Solar System – that's for young children. Here are a number of ideas from several sources which should be a help to students and educators.

Science Fairs – Help for Teachers star
Not everyone wants to plan a science fair, but science teachers still need to teach science. Projects are part of learning – not only learning science, but also learning transferable skills. The resources cited in this article aren't just for the fair, they could help you in the classroom too.

Teaching Why We Have Day and Night star
Why do we have day and night? For thousands of years most people thought it was because the Sun went around the Earth. That is certainly what it looks like, so how can you explain that day and night happen because the earth spins on its axis? Here are some ideas.

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