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ERIC Number: EJ1016810
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
On the Shoulders of Sir Isaac Newton and Arthur Storer
Martin, Helen E.; Evans-Gondo, Bonita
Science Teacher, v80 n2 p40-43 Feb 2013
Helen E. Martin, the author of this article, is a retired National Board Certified Teacher who has been researching Sir Isaac Newton's unpublished manuscripts for over three decades. While researching the work of Newton, a teacher she was mentoring asked for some hands-on activities to study planetary motion. The description of the activity in this article begins with an experiment with digital photography, the internet, and social networking. The comparison of the Moon and planets in images sparked a great deal of class discussion. Students discussed real and apparent motion in the heavens. Using modern technology and communications, teachers and students could observe and do the same type of scientific thinking and collaboration that engaged Sir Isaac Newton and Arthur Storer over 300 years ago.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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