Handout on “How to Succeed in College Classes.” This handout contains the same text found in Appendix 1 of On Teaching Science, but is formatted to fit a single sheet (front/back). You may download it freely for your students.
Story Time From Space. This web site offers videos of astronauts reading Dr. Bennett’s children’s books from the International Space Station, along with accompanying curricular resources. Particularly suited to elementary teachers.
Math for Life. This web site contains information and excerpts from Dr. Bennett’s book Math for Life, which focuses on the importance of mathematics for everyone and on how we can improve mathematics education. Also goes into much more detail about the “(don’t be) bad at math” idea discussed in On Teaching Science (page 54).
A Global Warming Primer. Following the ideas outlined about the teaching of climate change in On Teaching Science (pages 71–72), Dr. Bennett has created this “global warming primer,” which includes a video summary of the science of climate change.
Convocation Lecture. Are you looking for a short speech to inspire your high school or college students? Read or view the video of this speech that Dr. Bennett delivered for Convocation at Miami University of Ohio.
Math Review Videos. Dr. Bennett has created a series of videos reviewing mathematical skills needed for high school and introductory college level science courses (for non-majors).
Scale of the Universe Activities. This is a brief set of activities designed to build student understanding of the scale of the universe. Though developed for high school and college students, they can be easily modified for younger students.
Poster: Your Place in Space and Time (“The Cosmic Perspective”). This is a reduced size pdf of a poster that illustrates both the scale of space and the scale of time, adapted from the fold-out that appears in the front of Dr. Bennett’s college astronomy textbook, The Cosmic Perspective. (The actual poster, which is 24×36 inches in size, is available in limited quantities for the cost of shipping; contact Dr. Bennett for information.)
Additional Resource Pages.
You may wish to explore the additional resources related to teaching at the following sites:
Dr. Bennett’s blog page. You’ll find posts by category, and can subscribe to receive occasional notices about updates.
Dr. Bennett’s Huffington Post page. Dr. Bennett also occasional writes op-eds for the Huffington Post.
A Few Articles of Interest.
Although these are all posted via Dr. Bennett’s blog, you may find some of the following of particular interest:
“Gravity Takes a Starring Role.” Article and suggested classroom activities related to the Oscar-winning movie Gravity.
Cosmic Inflation post and video. Explains the 2014 discovery of evidence for cosmic inflation.
“Relativity in Education.” Article about why Einstein’s theory of relativity ought to be a bigger part of children’s education.