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ERIC Number: EJ904765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Astronomical Scale of Stellar Distances Using 3-D Models
Fidler, Chuck; Dotger, Sharon
Science Scope, v34 n3 p38-44 Nov 2010
One of the largest challenges of teaching astronomy is bringing the infinite scale of the universe into the four walls of a classroom. However, concepts of astronomy are often the most interesting to students. This article focuses on an alternative method for learning about stars by exploring visible characteristics of the constellation Orion and applying these observations to an inquiry-based modeling project. (Contains 7 figures and 1 resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A