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ERIC Number: EJ1007700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Teaching Astronomy Using Tracker
Belloni, Mario; Christian, Wolfgang; Brown, Douglas
Physics Teacher, v51 n3 p149-151 Mar 2013
A recent paper in this journal presented a set of innovative uses of video analysis for introductory physics using Tracker. In addition, numerous other papers have described how video analysis can be a meaningful part of introductory courses. Yet despite this, there are few resources for using video analysis in introductory astronomy classes. In this paper we describe the use of Tracker in introductory astronomy to analyze a "video" consisting of a series of still images of star fields and sunspots. Because astronomy focuses on concepts unfamiliar to most students, the visualization that video analysis provides can be especially valuable. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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