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K-16 Education Overview

The Department of Astronomy is engaged in science education at all levels from kindergarten through undergraduate and graduate programs in astronomy. As educators ourselves, we are happy to share the tools and materials we use for our own classes, and to offer the astronomy resources of Indiana University to further the teaching and learning goals of all educators. Please let us know if you find these pages useful.

Astronomy Education offers a variety of resources we use for teaching introductory classes in astronomy, including both web-based tools and activities that utilize astronomical data to encourage student learning about astronomical concepts.  Also included are links to campus and national resources for teaching and learning.

K-12 Education describes the resources we offer Indiana teachers, including classroom visits, special events, and other astronomy materials appropriate for K-12 classrooms and school activities.

Teacher Workshops are offered from time to time by Indiana University astronomy faculty on topics of special interest in current research.

Publications lists papers given by IU astronomy faculty highlighting astronomy education.

Cool Astronomy Links - Check here for our favorite astronomy links on the web, including not only websites for kids, but great pictures, videos, podcasts, and even blogs about astronomy.