Here is a collection of resources developed by NITARP participants that may be of use in any classroom.
A list of national and state standards that our participant teachers tell us that NITARP helps them meet.
The Aperture Photometry Tool (APT) is a great tool for beginners (or professionals!) doing aperture photometry.
Materials generated by the SED teacher team and discussed in a poster at the Jan 2011 AAS. You need to have a Google account to use the tool. It is in Google docs format -- see the SED website.
Make a physical model of a binary star system that demonstrates the components of which it is made, including the accretion disk. Materials generated by the Z Cha teacher team and distributed in support of posters presented at the January 2008 AAS.
Calendar Scavenger Hunt, developed by Beth Thomas. Here is a worksheet for exploring various ways of measuring time: worksheet (pdf) and answer key (pdf).
Developed by Robert Marshall (Buhl Planetarium and Observatory at Carnegie Science Center), this exercise walks through creating colored astronomical images using HST FITS images and SalsaJ. It includes a reference to this GoogleDoc powerpoint presentation.
Excel file for converting fluxes measured with MaxIm DL to Janskys, created by the IC2118 and M81 teacher teams and distributed in support of posters presented at the January 2007 AAS. Also see instructions file (pdf).
Early participating teachers were given a kit full of materials to aid in their teaching about infrared. We have retained the most important "meat" of the kit here. This is substantially based on the SOFIA kit, which you can purchase from the ASP.
Make a physical 3-D model of an interacting binary star system using light bulbs, meter, and a solar cell that will enable students to actively measure and record the luminosities of the system in different orientations, thus simulating real interacting binary star systems. Generated by the Z Cha teacher team and distributed in support of posters presented at the January 2008 AAS.
Classroom activity packet from David W. McDonald, Joy-Lyn McDonald and Micah McDonald: "Making Pretty Pictures: How Astronomers Make Images"
Simulation of an Eclipse of WZ Sge Activity - Developed by Beth Thomas.