Using visual assessments and tutorials to teach solar system concepts in introductory astronomy

LoPresto, Michael C. (2010) Using visual assessments and tutorials to teach solar system concepts in introductory astronomy. Astronomy Education Review, 9 (1). 010101. pp. 1-12.

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Visual assessments and tutorials are instruments that rely on student construction and/or examination of pictures and/or diagrams rather than multiple choice and/or short answer questions. Being a very visual subject, astronomy lends itself to assessments and tutorials of this type. What follows is a report on the results of the use of visual assessments and tutorials for instruction on two specific solar system topics in introductory astronomy: the orbits of comets and extrasolar planets.

Item ID: 32849
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1539-1515
Keywords: astronomy; celestial mechanics; comets; extrasolar planets; physics education; college nonmajors; solar system; extrasolar planets; research into teaching/learning; hands-on activities; teaching approaches; demonstrations; cooperative group activities; assessment
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 04:18
FoR Codes: 02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020199 Astronomical and Space Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 50%
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