What Is the Hands-On Universe High School Curriculum?
With HOU high school curriculum materials, teachers and students at all ability levels use astronomical telescope images to explore science, math, and technology concepts. By analyzing genuine astronomical images, students become more excited about math and science.
The essential components of the HOU high school materials are:
A Changing Cosmos (book for reading and guide to investigations) - A Changing Cosmos is the "Best" of the 7 original HOU books in a single book, and cast in the format of Global System Science (http://globalsystemsscience.org). GSS is a series of books that can form the basis of a high school integrated science course, Earth science course, or be used as supplemental materials for physics, biology and chemistry courses. Many of the investigations involve students using HOU image processing software -- easy-to-use software similar to that which professional astronomers use.
Salsa J software (NEW) - A multiplatform, multilingual program that allows students to display, analyse, and explore real astronomical images and other data. Download Salsa J from the Global HOU sofware page and image sets from Global Systems Science.
Asteroid-WISE Teacher Workshop - A multimedia-rich online workshop about NASA's WISE mission and the study of asteroids. This workshop was a collaborative project of the NASA WISE mission and Hands-On Universe. Learn more about the Asteroid-WISE project and download student books.
Lawrence Hall of Science | © 2013 | Updated November 30, 2012