ERIC Number: EJ1030434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
A Hands-on Exploration of the Retrograde Motion of Mars as Seen from the Earth
Pincelli, M. M.; Otranto, S.
Physics Education, v48 n4 p448-454 Jul 2014
In this paper, we propose a set of activities based on the use of a celestial simulator to gain insights into the retrograde motion of Mars as seen from the Earth. These activities provide a useful link between the heliocentric concepts taught in schools and those tackled in typical introductory physics courses based on classical mechanics for physicists and engineers at most universities.
Descriptors: Hands on Science, Computer Simulation, Learning Activities, Motion, Astronomy, Physics, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Methods, Time Perspective, Recordkeeping, Data Collection, Secondary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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