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APOLLO Manned Missions
http://www.nasm.si.edu/apollo/apollo.htm
History of each Apollo mission, including photos and diagrams. Part of the National Air and Space Museum site.

Buzz Aldrin
http://www.buzzaldrin.com/
Buzz Aldrin's official Web site features his biography, news, articles, media clips, and more.

CNN - Technology: Space
http://www.cnn.com/TECH/space/
CNN offers an extensive collection of latest news, feature articles, and in-depth specials relating to space technology and exploration.

Earth and Sky Homepage
http://www.earthsky.com/
Online companion to the award-winning science radio series offers a daily chart of celestial events with hyperlinks to a pronunciation guide, articles, news, FAQ, and more.

Frank Potter's Science Gems: Earth Science
http://www.sciencegems.com/
Dozens of sites for earth science education are identified by category, subcategory, and grade level by physicist and educator Frank Potter and his associates. A treasure trove for teachers, parents, and students. Very easy to navigate. Recommended.

History of Astronomy
http://www.astro.uni-bonn.de/~pbrosche/astoria.html
An excellent, comprehensive index of sites relating to the history of astronomy. Includes online science archives and libraries, museums, biographies, bibliographic resources, and information on the history of science. Wonderful site for researchers.

History of Space Exploration
http://www.solarviews.com/eng/history.htm
An outstanding NASA site which provides a detailed history of space exploration. Includes a chronology, detailed mission summaries, educator guides, and additional resources. Highly illustrated and highly recommended.

Inconstant Moon: multimedia tours of the lunar surface
http://www.inconstantmoon.com/
Intended as both an introduction to lunar astronomy for the beginner and a reference point for the more experienced observer, the site offers nightly lunar tours, an online encyclopedia, a lunar atlas, and more. Maintained by Web designer Kevin Clarke.

Mars Exploration
http://mpfwww.jpl.nasa.gov/
The official NASA site of the Mars Exploration Program has extensive and authoritative information about the remarkable mission as well as detailed findings, photographs, and illustrations.

Moon
http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/nineplanets/nineplanets/luna.html
Overview of lunar facts, with linked data, images, animations, related lunar information sites.

Mysteries of Deep Space
http://www.pbs.org/deepspace/
Companion Web site to the PBS series 'Mysteries of Deep Space,' with transcripts of its episodes--"To the Edge of the Universe," "Exploding Stars and Black Holes," and "The Search for Alien Worlds,"--a universe time line, classroom activities, and more.

NASA Apollo 11 30th Anniversary
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/
ap11ann/introduction.htm
The NASA History Office Web site devoted to the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Includes links to astronaut biographies and interviews, image galleries, online documents, time lines, and related Web sites.

NASA Astronaut Biographies
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/
Official NASA biographies of the U.S. astronauts are provided and include illustrations and extensive career histories. Listed alphabetically. Also searchable and browsable by mission.

Nine Planets: A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System
http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/nineplanets/
nineplanets/nineplanets.html
This online text offers an interesting introduction to study of the planets along with many hyperlinked images and references.

NOVA Online : Stationed in the Stars
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/station/
Online companion to NOVA program originally broadcast in April 2000 about the construction of the International Space Station. Contains interactive blueprints, video of space construction, a section on gravity, and teacher's guide.

Russian Archives Online > The Gallery > Yuri Gagarin p.1
http://www.pbs.org/redfiles/rao/gallery/gagarin/
A detailed biography of Juri Gagarin, illustrated with numerous photographs and slides from the Russian State Archive of Scientific and Technical Documents. In English.

Science in Space
http://www.lsc.org/spacescience/spacescience.html
Guide to Web resources on the Sun-Earth interaction for K-12 students. Divided into sections "Sunspots," "Solar Wind," "Solar Flares," "Fusion," "Plasma," "Magnetic Field," "Earth's Atmosphere" and "The Sun's Layers." From Liberty Science Center, N.J.

Sky and Telescope
http://skyandtelescope.com//
Online edition of 'Sky and Telescope' magazine contains more than 500 pages devoted to astronomy news, stars and planets, satellite observing, meteors, comets, asteroids, eclipses, telescopes and binoculars, sky-watching tips, and resources.

Solar Radiation Data and Maps
http://rredc.nrel.gov/solar/
Provides current and historical information on solar radiation of U.S. cities.

Solar System Simulator
http://space.jpl.nasa.gov/
Maintained by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, this Web site provides a realistic simulator that accurately displays our solar system from many defined points of reference, as well as an excellent collection of pictures, movies, facts, and Web sites.

space.com
http://www.space.com/
Latest news about all aspects of astronomy and space exploration from scientific discoveries to book and TV reviews to commercial projects to UFOs. Maintained by former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs.

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/
Site provides data on astronomy, the planets, space exploration, rocketry, and links to a variety of other useful pages.

Sun
http://www.solarviews.com/eng/sun.htm
An outstanding site, part of a large site on the solar system. Provides extensive and in-depth information about the Sun. Easy-to-navigate, highly illustrated, and highly recommended.

World Radiation Data Centre
http://wrdc-mgo.nrel.gov/
Page provides information on the organization and allows users to view online data and maps of solar radiation.

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Online Modules

These free (no registration required) self-paced modules prepared by Teaching Support Centre staff and our colleagues at other Ontario universities cover six topics in higher education. Each module offers evidence-based practices and activities.

Active Learning

Use active learning to spark the interests of your students by creating a more engaging learning experience.

Assessment Strategies

Increase your understanding of the importance of assessment in the process of student learning and motivation.

Ethical Principles and Professionalism in University Teaching

This module focuses upon the ethical principles and concepts of professionalism for higher education and teaching.

Globalization of Learning

This module provides an introduction into inclusive education, student diversity, interculturalizing the curriculum and teaching across cultures in various academic settings.

How Students Learn

Understanding your students as learners – with their unique goals, motivations, beliefs and learning practices – will help you be a better teacher.

Principles of Course Design

introduces the course design process and provides several best practices for creating and redesigning your course

Academic Integrity
Western University provides campus resources to support faculty members and graduate teaching assistants to ensure the academic integrity of all of our programs. On this page you will find a list of resources that will be useful for you to employ in the classroom.
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Assessment
Resources on the assessment learning cycle, multiple choice questions, and assessing group work.
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Collaborative Teaching

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Critical Thinking
A collection of resources for teaching critical thinking
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Curriculum and Course Design

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Graduate Supervision

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Information Literacy
Information Literacy is defined as the skills and abilities that facilitate efficiently accessing, critically assessing, effectively assimilating, and responsibly applying information.
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Mentoring
Resources, presentations and guides to support mentoring for faculty.
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Student Engagement
Engagement is defined as the time and effort that students spend on activities related to student life (curricular and co-curricular). It is measured by using specific behaviors such as the discussion of class material or participation in co-curricular activities.
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Student Evaluation of Teaching

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Teaching Dossiers
In 1996, Western University implemented the use of Teaching Dossiers as part of the procedure for promotion and tenure. Information is provided here to assist faculty in developing their teaching dossier. Periodically, workshops are also given on this topic by the Teaching Support Centre.
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Teaching Large Classes
Welcome to the Teaching Large Classes Website. We hope you will find what follows useful, that the material here will offer you some new ideas, and perhaps confirm some parts of your own experience.
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