Daniel Barth

Curriculum and Instruction

College of Education and Health Professions

University of Arkansas Main Campus

Dr. Daniel Barth accepted his current position as Assistant Professor of STEM Education at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville after a career spanning almost 40 years teaching astronomy, physics, and chemistry at the secondary and community college level in Southern California.  Author of the award winning Maurice on the Moon series, Dr. Barth specializes in low-cost science and hands-on STEM science in astronomy and physics.  Continuing a life long love affair with astronomy, he can often be found sharing his telescopes and binoculars with friends and students at his hilltop ranch in Northwest Arkansas.

Dr. Barth's most recent book: Astronomy For Educators won the Global Campus Award (Best STEM Text) in 2018.  Based upon Low-Cost Science and Experience-First principles, the book is now in use in more than 3, 500 schools across the United States and more than 40 countries worldwide.  Astronomy For Educatorsis published by the University of Arkansas Library Press as an Open Educational Resource text, the book is available free at: scholarworks.uark.edu/oer/2 

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activity (1)

Modeling and mapping lunar surface features part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Teaching Demonstrations
The most fundamental problem in teaching observational astronomy is image saturation - a student looks into a telescope at the Moon and says "Yeah, the Moon - I've seen it." An image in the ...

Conference Presentation (1)

Low Cost Science: The Solar System in Your Classroom part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Teaching Demonstrations:Tuesday B
Participants will use low-cost materials to construct scientifically accurate models in the classroom. The first model will allow the student to investigate the Earth-Moon system including lunar phases, elliptical ...