A Student-Constructed Three-Dimensional Model of Stars in Nearby Space

Furutani, Tracy (2008) A Student-Constructed Three-Dimensional Model of Stars in Nearby Space. Astronomy Education Review, 7 (2). ISSN 15391515


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The construction of a three-dimensional model of star distribution within 17 light years of the Sun gives students a hands-on method to understand what might otherwise involve a dry discussion of stellar types and distribution in the Milky Way. The model construction is accompanied by a worksheet that guides students in exploring different information given by the model. Though no assessment of student understanding of stellar distribution or other related topics was done, anecdotal student feedback has been positive, both in the understanding of the material and in the method of delivery.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 02:48
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1018

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