ERIC Number: EJ652713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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The Virtual Solar System Project: Developing Conceptual Understanding of Astronomical Concepts through Building Three-Dimensional Computational Models.
Keating, Thomas; Barnett, Michael; Barab, Sasha A.; Hay, Kenneth E.
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v11 n3 p261-75 Sep 2002
Describes the Virtual Solar System (VSS) course which is one of the first attempts to integrate three-dimensional (3-D) computer modeling as a central component of introductory undergraduate education. Assesses changes in student understanding of astronomy concepts as a result of participating in an experimental introductory astronomy course in which students constructed 3-D models of astronomical phenomena. (Contains 40 references.) (Author/YDS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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