Application Of Three-Dimensional Models For The Teaching Of Time Zones

Henrique Azevedo Sobreira, Paulo (2012) Application Of Three-Dimensional Models For The Teaching Of Time Zones. Revista Latino-Americana de Educacao em Astronomia, 13. pp. 7-30. ISSN 1806-7573


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There are several interesting astronomical topics that must be addressed in the High School and Elementary/Middle School in the disciplines of Geography and of Sciences. Among them, the topic of time zones which is one of the most important to understand the correlation of the Earth's rotation and its implications on daily activities of citizens in local scale, regional and global scales which involve problems of time differences. For the teaching of time zones in the lessons of Geography, for example, there are bidimensional representations of thematic maps of world time zones, textbooks and atlas. It happens that teachers face some difficulties to permit its students to view three-dimensionally this astronomical phenomenon from the textbooks available in schools. The aim of this paper is to present two proposals with low-cost materials, which allow the preparation of three-dimensional models for the teaching of time zones.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2017 01:21
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25

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