Arny, Thomas T.
Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy.
Boston: Mosby, 1994.
College textbook that was part of the recommended reading for this seminar.
Carin, Arthur A. and Robert B. Sund.
Teaching Science Through Discovery.
Columbus: Merrill, 1975. Textbook for teaching science through discovery.
Authors offer philosophical background to this method, as well as, lessons in various areas of science including astronomy.
Gego, Peter C.
Science in Elementary Education.
New York: Macmillan, 1986.
Methods for studying and teaching elementary science.
The Astronomers: Companion book to the PBS Television Series.
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991.
Discusses the most important astronomical discoveries of the century and illuminates the methods of over two dozen experts.
Hartmann, William K. and Chris Impey.
Astronomy: The Cosmic Journey.
Belmont: Wadsworth, 1994.
Recommended college text that covers background information found in introductory course in astronomy.
Jacobson, Willard J. and Abby Barry Bergman.
Science For Children: Book For Teachers.
Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1987.
The Night Sky Book: An Everyday Guide to Every Night.
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1977.
A concise overview of the stars, how to make observations, and the planets.
Ronan Colin A.
The Natural History Of The Universe From The Big Bang To The End of Time.
New York: Macmillan, 1991.
Explains the cosmos: its birth, its life, and its possible future.
Seeds, Michael A.
Foundations of Astronomy.
Belmont: Wadsworth, 1990.
College textbook covering the introduction to astronomy.