Learning About the Earth’s Shape and Gravity: A Guide for Teachers and Curriculum Developers

Agan, Lori and Sneider, Cary I. (2003) Learning About the Earth’s Shape and Gravity: A Guide for Teachers and Curriculum Developers. Astronomy Education Review, 2 (2). ISSN 15391515

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Abstract

The scientific model of the Earth in space—consisting of the spherical Earth and gravity concepts—is one of the first models that children encounter in their science classes. Children’s understanding of these concepts is essential for further conceptual development in astronomy. This article provides a thorough review of educational research concerning children’s development of Earth shape and gravity concepts in the context of national standards and the history of science. Based on this review, the authors recommend instructional approaches at appropriate grade levels to enable students to fully grasp these fundamental concepts.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2017 09:40
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/933

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