Teaching astronomy for the blind: Providing a lecture and laboratory experience

Spagna, George F. (1991) Teaching astronomy for the blind: Providing a lecture and laboratory experience. American Journal of Physics, 59 (4). pp. 360-363. ISSN 0002-9505, 1943-2909

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Abstract

A genera] education course in astronomy was successfully adapted to provide a meaningful laboratory science experience for a visually-impaired student. Minor alterations to the style of lecture, coupled with an edition of the text on audio cassette tapes, allowed the student to keep pace with the theory component of the course. Laboratory equipment was modified to provide tactile measuring apparatus, which allowed the student to perform all the same processes of data acquisition and analysis required of sighted students.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2017 05:41
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2018 06:04
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1058

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