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View Resource Project LITE

Project LITE is a two-year proof-of-concept project involving materials development, course instruction, and student learning assessment at Boston University. The project's goal is to develop a prototype set of integrated educational materials--unique take-home laboratory experiments, written guides, Web-based software, and lecture demonstrations--which aim to clarify the nature of light, optics,...

View Resource Online Activity Guidebook for Teachers

Activities written by educators with input from scientists, researchers, students, and teachers are provided here to help you and your students investigate light, optics, and color. Each activity has a teacher version followed by a separate student page. However, student pages can be easily adapted for use by children working with their parents, instead of a teacher. In fact, students, teachers,...

View Resource Stellar Properties

Authored by Nick Strobel, "Astronomy Notes" is an educational resource for introductory astronomy classes for undergraduates. This section discusses the properties of stars. such as apparent magnitude, absolute magnitude, luminosity, color, temperature, stellar velocities, compositions, and sizes. Other topics included are descriptions of parallax, redshift, blueshift, center of mass, and the...

View Resource The Natures of the Stars

This site, created by author James B. Kaler of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, gives information relating to stars such as their brightness and distance, their mass, their birth and death, and supernovas. There are many more issues that are touched on in this website. There are also links to other websites where more information can be found.

View Resource About Rainbows

This site answers several common questions about rainbows, their formation, and their appearance. Diagrams along with descriptions are provided in each section. Example experiments are included.

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