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Chen, Chih Hung; Yang, Jie Chi; Shen, Sarah; Jeng, Ming Chang – Educational Technology & Society, 2007
In this study, a desktop virtual reality earth motion system (DVREMS) is designed and developed to be applied in the classroom. The system is implemented to assist elementary school students to clarify earth motion concepts using virtual reality principles. A study was conducted to observe the influences of the proposed system in learning.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Computer Simulation, Motion, Astronomy
Ridky, Robert William – 1974
Reported is a study to determine the effect of planetarium instruction in terms of immediate attainment, attitude, and retention in the teaching of selected celestial motion and non-celestial motion concepts, when contrasted to or combined with the inquiry activities utilized by the nationally developed science curricula. Observations were made on…
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, Educational Research, Instruction
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Sovacool, Benjamin – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2005
This work inaugurates a critical inquiry into whether the ideas of Karl Popper, a philosopher of science, are used by astronomers and astrophysicists, a practicing community of scientists. It examines four basic components of Karl Popper's philosophy falsification, prohibition, simplicity, and risk taking and the extent that these themes become…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science History, Scientific Methodology, Philosophy
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Glickstein, Neil – Science Teacher, 1994
Describes the development of a theme-based, multidisciplinary course. The article partitions into the following sections: (1) Constructing the Course; (2) Putting the Ideas to Work; (3) Connecting Science and Society; and (4) The Arts and Astronomy. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Art, Astronomy, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science and Society
Braus, Judy, Ed. – NatureScope: v2 n2 1986, 1986
Ranger Rick's NatureScope is a creative education series dedicated to inspiring in children an understanding and appreciation of the natural world while developing the skills they will need to make responsible decisions about the environment. The topic of this issue is "Astronomy Adventures." Contents are organized into the following…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Astronomy, Elementary Education, Resource Materials
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Squire, Kurt D. – International Journal of Designs for Learning, 2021
At Play in the Cosmos is a game for University-level Astronomy courses. Designed as a collaboration between the Games + Learning + Society Center, an academic center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Norton & Company, Cosmos is intended to support a "game-first" model of curriculum in which students play the game before…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Game Based Learning, Learning Activities, Design
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Wallace, Colin S.; Prather, Edward E.; Mendelsohn, Benjamin M. – Astronomy Education Review, 2013
What are the underlying worldviews and beliefs about the role of science in society held by students enrolled in a college-level, general education, introductory astronomy course (Astro 101)--and are those beliefs affected by active engagement instruction shown to significantly increase students' conceptual knowledge and reasoning abilities…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Positive Attitudes, Science and Society
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Anantasook, Sakanan; Yuenyong, Chokchai; Coll, Richard K. – International Education Studies, 2015
Ancient cultures around the world systematically observed the sky and noticed the motions of celestial objects including the stars, Moon, Sun, and planets. Many structural symbolic patterns were built to perceive, visualize and understand the celestial phenomena. They have used this knowledge, archaeoastronomy, to survive, and as bases for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Astronomy, Archaeology, Science Curriculum
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Hechter, Richard P. – Physics Education, 2020
'It is the belt!' This is how middle school teachers in a science teaching professional development program rationalized why they believe Orion is the most recognizable of all constellations in the night sky. It was from this foundation that we chose Orion to be the focus of a four-phase ethnoastronomy-based project reported here. Ethnoastronomy,…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Faculty Development
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Morrison, David – Mercury, 1982
Discusses the effects on astronomy courses/curriculum if equal time were given to the concept that the universe was created in its present form about ten thousand years ago. Includes the full text on a resolution concerning creationism passed by the Board of Directors of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, Creationism, Higher Education
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Grafton, Teresa; Suggett, Martin – Physics Education, 1991
Resources that are available for teachers presenting astronomy in the National Curriculum are listed. Included are societies and organizations, resource centers and places to visit, planetaria, telescopes and binoculars, planispheres, star charts, night sky diaries, equipment, audiovisual materials, computer software, books, and magazines. (KR)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Audiovisual Aids, Books, British National Curriculum
Blanchard, Paul A. – 1976
This booklet is part of an American Astronomical Society curriculum project designed to provide teaching materials to teachers of secondary school chemistry, physics, and earth science. A Basic Topics section discusses atomic structure, emphasizing states of matter at high temperature and spectroscopic analysis of light from the stars. A section…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Atomic Structure, Chemical Analysis, Chemistry
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Fierro, Julieta – Mercury, 1997
Outlines the development and use of hands-on astronomy activities with street children in Mexico. Focuses on the high level of interest shown by homeless children in astronomy-related topics. (DDR)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Hands on Science
Fraknoi, Andrew – 1990
This bibliography lists the most useful and scientifically accurate astronomy books published in the 1980s for beginners and students. The books are categorized under the topics of: (1) astronomy in general; (2) solar system as a whole; (3) planets; (4) asteroids, comets, and meteorites; (5) the sun; (6) stars and their evolution; (7) mikly way…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Book Reviews, Reading Materials, Reference Materials
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Mercury, 1992
This issue of "Mercury" is a tribute to the accomplishments of female astronomers. It is an affirmation that women can and do pursue successful careers in the physical sciences even though some special obstacles have existed and, sadly, continue to exist in both the education process and the professional career process. The journal contains the…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Women, Females
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