These lessons have been gathered from various resources (i.e., I do not take responsibility for sole authorship). They have also been used as part of a teacher-training workshop at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, OH, presented Summer 2010. Anyone is welcome to make use of any of the material here, though please credit sources, where applicable. If you have any questions or feedback (or find any errors) in the lessons below, please contact: denney "at" astronomy.ohio-state.edu.
Disclaimer: Some lessons also come with Powerpoint slides that you are welcome to utilize with the understanding that the authors created them as a resource for teacher training in a private setting, and they may not all be suitable for classroom use. Additionally, Lessons and Worksheets are provided in Microsoft Word Document format so that teachers and make any modifications that may be needed to fit their classroom needs.
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The following lesson makes use of a classroom set of Galileo scopes. The particular model that was used for this lesson can be purchased at http://www.orbys.co.jp/kolkit/index.htmlGalileo's Contribution Talk (Powerpoint Presentation)
The following lesson is a based on a scaled solar system model, in this case, paired with a State of Ohio road map, provided free from The Ohio Department of Transportation at http://www.dot.state.oh.us/MAPS/Pages/default.aspx . For interested parties outside the state of Ohio, this lesson can be modified to use any map. For help with modification, feel free to contact denney "at" astronomy.ohio-state.eduSolar System on a Map Lesson (Word Document)