ERIC Number: EJ1049041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Quickly Creating Interactive Astronomy Illustrations
Slater, Timothy F.
Physics Teacher, v53 n1 p54-56 Jan 2015
An innate advantage for astronomy teachers is having numerous breathtaking images of the cosmos available to capture students' curiosity, imagination, and wonder. Internet-based astronomy image libraries are numerous and easy to navigate. The Astronomy Picture of the Day, the Hubble Space Telescope image archive, and the NASA Planetary Photojournal are just a few of the many available. At the same time, computer video projectors and SMART Boards are becoming ever more commonplace in classrooms. Taken together, it has never been easier to bring astronomy directly into classrooms to actively engage students to improve student understanding and motivate student learning.
Descriptors: Astronomy, Illustrations, Technology Uses in Education, Influence of Technology, Science Materials, Science Course Improvement Projects, Electronic Libraries, Multimedia Materials, Teaching Methods, Audiovisual Instruction
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