Astronomy Handbook for Teachers

by Mary Lou Whitehorne

Skyways Front CoverSkyways, the RASC's Astronomy Handbook for Teachers was written specifically for Canadian educators and meets the astronomy learning outcomes outlined in the Common Framework of Science Learning Outcomes (the "Pan-Canadian Protocol"). The book contains instructions for hands-on activities on a wide range of topics including Seasons, Stars, and the Solar System.

Skyways is also available in French under the title
Explorons l’astronomie – Guide pédagogique.

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Skyways is:

  • Canadian curriculum-specific
  • Pre-tested by Canadian teachers
  • Hands-on, interactive
  • Geared for grades 5-12
  • Fun and easy to use
  • Cost-effective

Skyways is complete with:

  • Conceptual background
  • Teacher information
  • Student worksheets
  • Resource lists

Skyways contains sections on:

  • Seasons
  • Moon Phases and Tides
  • Solar System
  • The Sun
  • Stars
  • Constellations
  • Distance Determination
  • The Milky Way, Galaxies and the Universe
  • Telescopes
  • Canadian Contributions to Astronomy
  • FAQ's
  • And more


PDF icon Addendum & Errata (2008)128.05 KB