ERIC Number: EJ771361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
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Paper Moon: Simulating a Total Solar Eclipse
Madden, Sean P.; Downing, James P.; Comstock, Jocelyne M.
Mathematics Teacher, v99 n5 p312-320 Jan 2006
This article describes a classroom activity in which a solar eclipse is simulated and a mathematical model is developed to explain the data. Students use manipulative devices and graphing calculators to carry out the experiment and then compare their results to those collected in Koolymilka, Australia, during the 2002 eclipse.
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematical Models, Graphing Calculators, Simulation, Class Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Astronomy, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia