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Astronomy


#1
 The Earth and Its Moon

Bill Nye Earth Science: The Moon/Outer Space
523 BIL
1 VHS videocassette, 52 minutes
The Moon - 26 min - discusses gravity, tides, weight, orbit, rotation and revolution.
Outer Space - 26 min - discusses light year, the North Star, the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, and meteorites.

Bill Nye the science guy: The Moon
525.3 BIL
1 DVD, 26 minutes
Bill Nye explains the orbit and phases of the moon and their effects on Earth.

Bill Nye the science guy: Comets & Meteors
523.6 BIL
1 DVD, 26 minutes
Bill Nye explains how comets and meteors carry important information about the history of our universe and how the impact of these objects with the Earth may have created the oceans, caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, or even brought life to our planet.


What is an Eclipse?
520 WHA
1 VHS videocassette, 11 minutes +  1 teachers guide
Introduction to solar and lunar eclipses; explores the effect eclipses have on people; uses time-lapse film to show an actual eclipse.

GeoKit: Astronomy
520 GEO
3 VHS videocassettes 67 minutes, 3 maps, 4 National Geographic magazines, 1 teachers guide, 1 teachers guide notebook with dittos and 4 transparencies.
Examines the history and science of astronomy. Includes NASA web sites for additional research.

 #2 The Stars and Constellations

Bill Nye the science guy: Outer Space
520 BIL
1 DVD, 26 minutes
Explores the planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe from the Mount Wilson Observatory in California and illustrates how long it takes to travel across the galaxy.

Celestial Sphere / Starlight Theatre
523.1 CEL    
1 VHS videocassette, 49 minutes
A narrated tour of the night sky introducing the basic concepts of annual and diurnal motions of the sky; constellations and asterisms; north star and brighter stars; Milky Way galaxy; comets, meteor showers and fireballs; aurorae and solar eclipses. Points out nebulae, star clusters and galaxies that are visible with binoculars from the suburbs or with the unaided eye from a dark rural observing site.

Astronomy, Mythology and the Universe
523.1 AST
1 video, 11 minutes + teacher's guide.
Presents some ancient mythological beliefs about the universe.

Astronomy 101
520 AST
1 VHS videocassette, 25 minutes.
Examines constellations and star charts. Shows how to explore the night sky using binoculars and telescopes.

Mapping the Universe
520 MAP
10 Odyssey magazines (April 1997 issue).
Collection of information, interviews, history, and photos of our galaxy.

Voyage to the Stars
523 VOY
10 Odyssey magazines (May 1997 issue)
Collection of factual information, research, and authentic photos of stars, planets, and space travel. Includes Internet links.

 #3 Planets in Our Solar System

Bill Nye the science guy: The Planets

523.4 BIL
1 DVD, 26 minutes
Explores the features and orbits of the planets along with the distances between them.

Astronomy Facts and Fun
520 AST
1 VHS videocassette, 23 minutes + 1  teachers guide
Interviews, graphics, and simple experiments present interesting facts about the stars and planets.

Bill Nye the science guy: The Sun
523.7 BIL
1 DVD, 26 minutes
Discusses solar flares, eclipses, sunspots, fusion, and solar energy and visits an enormous solar power farm in California

Bill Nye Earth Science: The Sun/The Planets
523 BIL
1 VHS videocassette, 52 minutes +  2 teachers guides
The Sun - 26 min - discusses the comparative sizes of the Sun and Earth, solar flares, and solar eclipses.
The Planets - 26 min - discusses time and path of orbits, and Mars, the "rusty planet." 

Magic School Bus Gets Lost in Space
523 MAG
1 VHS videocassette, 30 minutes
The class explores the solar system and gets lost in the process.

Our Solar System
523 OUR
1 VHS videocassette 9 minutes, 1 teacher's guide, dittos.
Explores space program, travel, exploration in space, planets, etc.

Solar System 2: Above And Beyond
523 SOL
1 VHS videocassette, 15 minutes + 1 teachers guide.
An overview of our solar system and its components.

Space Exploration: Our Solar System
523 SPA
1 VHS videocassette 31 minutes, 6 dittos, 1 teachers guide.
Traces the development of our solar system, sun, and planets. Includes NASA footage.

Spacewatch
523 SPA
6 VHS videocassettes, 66 minutes
Titles:
       Foundation of the Solar System: Venus and Mercury - 10 minutes;
       Solar Eclipse: Sun, Earth and Mars - 6 minutes;
       Dinosaurs and Asteroids: Jupiter and Other Planets - 14 minutes;
        A Beginner's Guide to the Constellations - 12 minutes;
       Summer Stars and the Milky Way - 13 minutes;
       Journey into Space: From Sputnik to the Space Shuttle - 11 minutes.

Starbase Earth
523 STA
1 VHS videocassette 24 minutes
Uses views from space probes and telescopes, along with computer simulations, to tour our solar system.  

Space Contracts
629 SPA
33 student guides, 1 teachers guide.
A space projects activity program based on Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences.

Scale
511 SCA
1 videocassette, 9 minutes. Series Title             (Math concepts for students)
Provides an introduction to scales models and the different ways they can be used to illustrate concepts relating to large spaces and objects, like the size of planets and their location in relation to the sun and each other in the solar system.

Bill Nye the science guy: Space exploration
629.4 BIL
1 DVD, 26 minutes
Answers questions about space exploration, discusses instruments used to look at the night sky, space exploration vehicles, whether people can breathe in space, and other topics.

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