...is a program designed to integrate science and social studies curricula through a
study of Solar Science and Archaeoastronomy. Through this set of lessons, students
will have a better understanding of the motions of the Earth around the Sun, how
these motions appear to us here on the Earth, and how ancient cultures observed and
interpreted these motions.
The Sun in
Each middle school in Huntsville City, Madison County, and Madison City was invited to
send one group of 48 students to the planetarium for a program which illustrated lessons
contained in the Sun in Time curriculum (transportation was paid for by NASA
IDEAS Grant 033-97). Teachers were presented with a packet of materials which
included assorted lab activities and an outline of the curriculum. Much of the
material which was presented in the planetarium program has been adapted for the Sun
in Time web pages as well as two of the labs. Teachers, please review and use
the materials contained in these web pages.
The Sun in Time, sponsored by the NASA IDEAS
program, is a joint partnership between NASA, the Von Braun Astronomical Society, and
Huntsville area middle-schools. Materials were developed by Mitzi Adams, NASA astronomer; Beth Bero, middle-school teacher and lecturer for the Von Braun Astronomical Society planetarium; and Tom Sever, NASA archaeologist.
Please direct comments, questions, and suggestions to:
mitzi dot adams @ msfc dot nasa dot gov