Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made!
British Geological Survey
an antipiphany* – that striking realization of the magnitude of what can be known,
which reduces what you actually understand to a paltry amount.
Realizing how little you know and 5 steps in the process of involving people in research
Citizen Sky blog
Citizen scientists are volunteers, many of whom have no prior
scientific training, who work with trained scientific researchers
to answer real-world questions. This means YOU!
Citizen Science UK
For us, the citizen science approach is a sustainable way to
produce relevant and engaging content across many disciplines,
from astronomy to oceanography. It helps us build the
community of amateur astronomers that we’ve established
with our Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.
And it makes links between contemporary science and the
Royal Observatory’s early role as a site of scientific research.
In the background to Solar Stormwatch,
you’ll find over a century of solar science at Greenwich.
Stars and stuff
Variable stars and the stories they tell us
The Cosmic Distance Ladder
Exoplanets and the search for extraterrestrial life
Types of variables
Variable star astronomy - with some great pdfs for students and teachers (Glossary and Intro saved)
Formal index for educational material with lots of pdFs
NASA Index for educators with an A to Z of topics
Space Life Sciences Education
Life Beyond Our Planet
What it takes to live away from our planet - Youtube
University of Hawaii Institute of Astronomy
AAVSO - wiki
Science in the classroom
Topics to explore - Learning with GPS/Ecology/Astronomy/Life Sciences/Chemistry/Real life challenges
Zone of Proximal Development - the difference between what a student can do without a teacher’s help and what she can’t
Science pages wiki-classroom
Blog - interesting articles about teaching - ie. Creating an online syllabus
Robert Leslie Fielding