Stay Current 2023

The GSS email list (google group) receives “Stay Current” articles (excerpts and links to the source articles). To receive them email gssmail@berkeley.edu with subject line “Join GSS”. Please give your city, state, country, and your school (if you’re a teacher). See also “Stay Current” links in each book’s Contents table. Some news sources limit the […]

AC7C. 2008–2020 Planet-Star Systems

Staying current for Chapter 7 { A Changing Cosmos Contents } Articles from 2008–2020 2020-12-21.  Habitability and the Evolution of Life Under Our Magnetic Shield. By Manasvi Lingam, Eos/AGU. Excerpt: …The existence of a global magnetic field raises questions about how it affects habitability and life. This is a question wide in scope, and the discussion […]

TG A Changing Cosmos

{ All GSS Books } ~{}~ Objectives [] AssessmentGuides for each Chapter: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 Goal 1: Students acquire beginning skills using HOU Image Processing software so they can start doing astronomy investigations. Goal 2: Students gain familiarity with celestial objects and comprehend […]

Teacher Guide for GSS

{ To GSS Books } TEACHER GUIDE CONTENTS Introduction 1. Map of the GSS Course 4. How Can I Customize GSS for My Students? 7. How is GSS Related to Science Education Reform? 2. What is Global Systems Science? 5. What Teaching Methods Should I Use? 8. How Was GSS Created? 3. What Will My […]

AC9C. Stay Current—Cosmos Begins… and Ends?

Staying current for Chapter 9 { A Changing Cosmos Contents } The Mysteries of the Cosmos – a panel discussion with astronomers Phil Plait, Mike Brown, Debra Fischer, Andrea Ghez, and Saul Perlmutter. Topics: newly discovered solar system objects; the black hole in our galaxy; expansion of our universe. 2023-11-07. New space telescope embarks on biggest […]

AC8C. Stay Current—Search for Habitable Planets

Staying current for Chapter 8 { A Changing Cosmos Contents } Articles from 2008–present NASA’s Kepler mission (to find Earth size planets in the habitable zones of stars): see also PASS Kepler page, archive of Kepler News stories, and kepler.nasa.gov (Kepler education website).  For the Exoplanet Transits investigation, data to generate a light curves for various exoplanets: 2023-11-29. […]

AC7C. Stay Current—Planet-Star Systems

Staying current for Chapter 7 { A Changing Cosmos Contents } See also articles from 2008–2020. Asteroid visualization (YouTube) – an animation of the solar system showing asteroid discoveries starting in 1980. Earth Crossers are Red. Earth Approachers (Perihelion less than 1.3AU) are Yellow. All Others are Green. Articles from 2021–present 2024-02-15. What Does a Solar […]

AC6C. Stay Current—Dramatic Change in Stars

Staying current for Chapter 6 { A Changing Cosmos Contents } Articles from 2006–present 2024-02-22. Stellar remains of famed 1987 supernova found at last. [https://www.science.org/content/article/stellar-remains-famed-1987-supernova-found-last] By DANIEL CLERY, Science. Excerpt: When a nearby star exploded in 1987, it created the first supernova visible to the naked eye in 4 centuries and became one of the […]

AC5C. Stay Current—Color, Temperature & Age of Stars

Staying current for Chapter 5 { A Changing Cosmos Contents } Articles from 2011–present 2011-05-25. NASA’s Kepler Yields the Next Harvest: A bounty of findings delivered at the 218th Meeting of the AAS in Boston. Kepler News. Excerpt: Soeren Meibom, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, is studying the stars… in the Kepler field of view. There […]

AC4C. Stay Current—Fathoming Huge Distances

Staying current for Chapter 4 { A Changing Cosmos Contents } Articles from 2009–present 2016-12-30. Astronomer Edwin Hubble announced the discovery of other galaxies beyond the Milky Way on this date in 1924. By Writer’s Almanac. Excerpt: …Before he made his discovery, everyone thought that our Milky Way galaxy was the only galaxy in the universe, and […]