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  • Aaron Titus
    Here s a teacher s question from the Modeling listserve. Please copy her on any replies since she is not on this list.
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 2, 2005
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      Here's a teacher's question from the Modeling listserve. Please copy
      her on any replies since she is not on this list.

      > Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 14:19:28 -0800
      > From: Cathy Harne <cathyharne@...>
      > Subject: New Astronomy Course
      >
      > Fellow Modelers -
      >
      > I am a Physics teacher in PA, who is looking to start an astronomy
      > elective next year ( I have only had a handful of astronomy courses
      > myself). I really need some suggestions - especially from modelers.
      > My school runs a physics first curriculum using the modeling
      > curriculum in the 9th grade. Astronomy will be a senior year elective
      > for students who have completed Physics, Chem and Bio.
      >
      > A couple of questions...
      > 1. What programs/curriculums are there out there that would work well
      > especially with modeling?
      > 2. What topics would be appropriate to include in the curriculum?
      > 3. Any advice on needed equipment? I am looking into some Project
      > Star equipment - does anyone use that program?
      >
      > Any input is welcome....
      >
      > Thanks!
      > Cathy Harne
      > Twin Valley High School
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