Interactive Astronomy in Elementary Schools

McKinnon, David H. and Geissinger, Helen (2002) Interactive Astronomy in Elementary Schools. Educational Technology & Society, 5 (1). pp. 124-128. ISSN 1436-4522


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Studies about the universe are exciting for children in elementary and junior high schools. They approach such work with energy and curiosity but they also hold naïve ideas that may be difficult to dislodge. Schools now can obtain access to scientific-grade telescopes for educational purposes via the Internet. Using students’ questions as a basis for projects, teachers can provide first-hand science experiences in the study of astronomy and help build scientific understanding.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
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Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 16 May 2017 09:35
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25

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