Explore Scientific and the Explore Alliance is committed to bring you educational programs to broaden your horizons and enable you to deepen your knowledge and skills in personal exploration and discovery of your universe. These weekly episodes of 'How Do You KNOW?' by Dr. Daniel Barth, give educators, parents, and mentors, simple yet effective science demonstrations that you can conduct at very low cost to teach students of any age how the universe works.
Dr. Daniel Barth left a career as a research scientist to teach; he has spent more than 30 years teaching astronomy, physics and chemistry at the high school and college level. A successful science fiction writer, Barth is the author of Maurice on the Moon, Doomed Colony of Mars and other works. He is currently Assistant Professor of STEM Education at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and author of the Astronomy for Educators program.
Free digital downloads are available for each episode.
- Episode 1: What Shape is the Moon?
- Episode 2: How Do Lunar Phases Work?
- Episode 3: Proving the Heliocentric Theory Correct
- Episode 4: Modeling the Moon's Surface in Clay
- Episode 5: From the Apple to the Moon
- Episode 6: Galileo Explores Gravity with Pendulums
- Episode 7: Magnification: Yes, you can... No, you can't!
- Episode 8: Exploring the Lunar Surface
- Episode 9: Impactors & Craters
- Episode 10: Moons of Jupiter
- Episode 11: Million, Billion, Trillion!
- Episode 12: Tides and the Moon
- Episode 13: The Roche Effect - From Moons to Rings
- Episode 14: The Doomed Moons of Mars
- Episode 15: Identifying and Classifying Moons
- Episode 16: Origin of the Moon
- Episode 17: Measuring the Earth's Rotation
- Episode 18: Mapping Constellations
- Episode 19: Real and Fake
- Episode 20: Mars: "The Dying Planet"
- Episode 21: The Origin of Life
- Episode 22: The Viking Experiments
- Episode 23: Sketching Saturn: The Box and Rectangle Method
- Episode 24: Capturing and Identifying Saturn's Moons
- Episode 25: Discovering Lunar Phases
- Episode 26: Quenched Galaxies
- Episode 27: Ultra Diffuse Galaxies
- Episode 28: Dark Matter Part 1
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For questions or comments, Dr. Barth can be reached at astronomyforeducators @ gmail.com.