A web-based data bank where Educators can use this collection to find curriculum materials, images, classroom demonstrations, labs, online learning resources, evaluation instruments, and articles about approaches to astronomy education. The collection can be searched by keyword or browsed by topic or type of resource. Advanced Search with more details can also be performed.
These pages render the prevailing scientific view that the atoms in our bodies relate to the Universe in general. We elucidate the modern paradigm of cosmic evolution—an astrobiology, a cosmogenesis, a whole new scientific philosophy—whereby changes, both gradual or episodic and generational or developmental, in the composition and structure of matter have given rise to galaxies, stars, planets, and life. We attempt to synthesize the essential ingredients of astrophysics and biochemistry, for these two subjects more than any others are greatly impacting our philosophical conceptions of ourselves as human beings and of our place in the Universe. Published by Tufts University.
Relativity: Einstein's theory of special relativity in multimedia tutorial. The introductory level takes 10 minutes, but has links to over 40 explanatory pages giving greater depth and detail. Einstein Light has a simple introduction to Galilean relativity, electromagnetism and their incompatibility; it explains how Einstein's relativity resolves this problem, and develops time dilation, length contraction and other consequences of relativity for our ideas of time, space and mechanics, including the twin paradox and E=mc2.