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ERIC Number: EJ858698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
A Low-Cost Celestial Globe for Hands-On Astronomy
Ruangsuwan, Chaiyapong; Arayathanitkul, Kwan
Physics Education, v44 n5 p503-508 Sep 2009
A low-cost celestial globe is developed to support astronomical coordinate learning. It is used for demonstrating how stars are positioned and to analyse the motion of celestial bodies or diurnal motion. The model was implemented at a weekend astronomy camp provided for students from schools in the northeastern region of Thailand. A series of activities required the students to describe the position of celestial objects and their motion due to the rotation of the Earth. (Contains 10 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand