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Paper Plate Education
"Serving the Universe on a Paper Plate"

Paper Plate Activities Elsewhere 

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Foam Plate Glider (FPG-9) from Academy of Model Aeronautics

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Wholemovement paper plate art from Bradford Hansen-Smith.

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Weekend projects video with Bre Pettis of Make Magazine.

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Coriolis Effect from Project Atmosphere Australia Online.

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Sundials: Observing and Using Shadows from Eye on the Sky.

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Scale Model Comet from Mary Urquhart.

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Beanbag Population Genetics from Smithsonian Institution.

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Pizza Pieces from PBS TeacherSource.

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Sunspot Numerology from Science @ NASA.

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Match 'Em Up from Georgia Learning Connections.

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Design the Florida Quarter from the Florida Governor's office.

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Making a Solar Eclipse Book from Eye on the Sky.

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Paper Plate Zoetrope from PBS television's NOVA Online.

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Crater Mysteries from the NASA Galileo mission's solid state imaging (SSI) team.

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The Geometry of Gears from Journey in Time.

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Wright Flyer from University of Hawaii.

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Celestial Dome (CD) Planisphere by Ken Wilson of the Science Museum of Virginia.

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Optical Toys, including functional paper rocket and zoetropes, by Georg Eggers.

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Dixie Art of the Plate contest entries; hundreds of artistic designs on paper plates.

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Paper Plate Hovercraft by andresm.

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Paper Plate Challenge from Training for Change.

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Paper Plate Decoder from the New Jersey Summer Reading Program.

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Big Dipper Story Wheel from University of Arizona.

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Scale Model of Transit of Venus from the Exploratorium.

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Mailart from ColorJoy.

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Geometry of Gears from the Franklin Institute Science Museum.

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Cool Science-6th Grade Science Project video from sci-stuff.org

 

Historical Paper Instruments

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http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/5284/compbon.html  
Text about Ramon Llull, including image of the first known volvelle, which appeared in Llull's manuscript.

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http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/library/index.htm?pic5   
Image of volvelle by Regiomontanus, the first person known to have printed one, in the collection of the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford.

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http://www.adh.bton.ac.uk/schoolofdesign/MA.COURSE/LMM11.html  
Image of a volvelle from the collection of the University of Brighton.

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http://www.chethams.org.uk/vol.htm  
Image of a volvelle from the collection of Chetham's Library.

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http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/99/our_col/awestruck/plate12.html  
Image of a  volvelle in the collection of the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum.

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http://library.tamu.edu/cushing/collectn/nautical/1/69.htm  
A description of a nautical volvelle in the collection of the Cushing Library.

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http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/students/98to99/index.html  
A good virtual exhibition on the 16th Century book Cosmographia.

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http://www.adh.bton.ac.uk/schoolofdesign/MA.COURSE/20/aai.htm  
Bibliography containing study references to the use of paper and paper designs as they relate to the visualization of concepts. 

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http://www.images-art.co.uk/StockDetail2137-8.htm
Roy Lichtenstein screenprint on a paper plate.

 

Transit of Venus 

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http://analyzer.depaul.edu/paperplate/Transit%20of%20Venus/Introduction.htm
A collection of hands-on activities, background information, instructions for safe viewing, links to global observing programs, star charts, historical images, and more.  Links to companion site at www.transitofvenus.org.  

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http://analyzer.depaul.edu/paperplate/transit.htm
A clearinghouse of educational resources for multiple users; funded by 2003 Toyota TAPESTRY grant.

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http://transitofvenus.org
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Transit of Venus dot org" is a comprehensive collection of education resources, specializing in links with thumbnail images.

General Astronomy Education

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http://teachspacescience.stsci.edu/  A first stop for space science educators.

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http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com/

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http://science.nasa.gov/

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http://www.heavens-above.com/ Oodles of data regarding planet and satellite positions.

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www.seds.org/nineplanets/nineplanets/nineplanets.html

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http://www.griffithobs.org/StarAward.html Griffith Observatory listing of web sites that promote public awareness of astronomy

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http://www.skyviewcafe.com/  Free Java-applet for generating  star charts and other astronomy data. 

 

Other

http://www.glpaweb.org  
Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA) home page.

"Paper Plate Ed"
  

 

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