A Concept Oriented Approach

by Nate McCrady & Emily Rice

Available now via Pearson Collections

Instructors can select from 40 labs (at a cost of $2.50 per lab to the bookstore, for a typical cost of $25 per semester) covering topics from quantitative reasoning, Earth’s perspective, tools for astronomical observations, Solar System & exoplanets, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. The labs are primarily designed for use in general education courses for non-science majors and require only high school algebra. Students are led through investigations of a concept by a series of questions and are given the opportunity to examine, interact, and experiment with phenomena that are integral to astronomy while developing scientific process skills. The labs use a conversational, Socratic approach and emphasize simple, inexpensive equipment.

This website features the annotated Table of Contents with lab titles and brief descriptions, Sequences for example courses, sources for Equipment, instructor Testimonials, and Corrections.

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Instructor’s Notes, with a comprehensive introduction and narrative guide to each lab, are available from Pearson.