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Family ASTRO

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  • Cost Category: More than $100
  • Price Details: $39-$49 for the Educator Leader Kits and $13-$20 for the Family Take-Home Activities
    The costs shown were accurate at the time of the review. Please check the publisher's web site for current prices.
  • Format: DVD, Instructors Guide, Kit or Materials, Take-Home Activity
  • Grades: grades 2 to 6, grades 6 to 8, grades 9 to 12
  • Target Audiences: Families
  • Suitable for Multiple Uses?: reusable with parts or supplies
  • Subject(s): astronomy
  • Part of Series?: yes
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These clear, flexible, easy to lead activities let kids become scientists.  Each one is innovative and conceptual-revealing astronomy without factoids or complex jargon by simplifying overwhelming subjects without masking science’s ambiguities.

Students become scientists with these kits' innovative, conceptual activities that teach astronomy without the factoids or complex jargon. Family ASTRO simplifies potentially overwhelming subjects, but not to the point of incorrectness — they leave room for students to recognize science's ambiguities. Group leaders will find activities straightforward and flexible, with short preparation time and durable, high-quality materials.

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