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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608006
Title:
A HISTORICAL APPROACH TO STUDYING ASTRONOMY
Authors:
Baryo, Bradley C.
Abstract:
This project was developed on the idea that most students need to have a better understanding of certain scientific concepts such as Astronomy. The idea was to increase their background and historical knowledge which intern would help them have a deeper understanding and better appreciation for the work that has already been done by scientists. This historical background knowledge would help with comprehension of future work in astronomy. This goal was accomplished by taking information that most students could easily observe over the course of time with the naked eye, much like our ancient ancestors. I then built on these observations using activities such as demonstrations with discussions, labs, hands on activities and computer websites to teach students how scientist using experiments and better equipment, explained how the universe works. For each new lab or activity, I incorporated the background history that explained what scientists believed centuries ago and how we have progressed, over time, to the understanding of astronomy we have today. Pre and post-test results were used as an indication of how many of the students knowledge increased over the course o f this unit. I used an evaluation form to see what activities students liked and thought were helpful. The students needed to know not only how the universe works, but also what evidence scientists used to make their conclusions. The students also filled out evaluation forms that were useful in determining which activities were most beneficial.
Affiliation:
Michigan State University
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608006
Submitted date:
2015-09-24
Document Source:
Dissertation/Thesis
Language:
English Paper
Type Of Resource:
Empirical Research
Empirical Methodology:
Quantitative
Learning Environment:
Formal
Subjects:
Middle/Secondary School
Construct:
Content Knowledge
Content:
History of Astronomy
Nation:
USA
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorBaryo, Bradley C.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T08:59:54Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-04T08:59:54Zen
dc.date.issued2005en
dc.date.submitted2015-09-24en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/608006en
dc.description.abstractThis project was developed on the idea that most students need to have a better understanding of certain scientific concepts such as Astronomy. The idea was to increase their background and historical knowledge which intern would help them have a deeper understanding and better appreciation for the work that has already been done by scientists. This historical background knowledge would help with comprehension of future work in astronomy. This goal was accomplished by taking information that most students could easily observe over the course of time with the naked eye, much like our ancient ancestors. I then built on these observations using activities such as demonstrations with discussions, labs, hands on activities and computer websites to teach students how scientist using experiments and better equipment, explained how the universe works. For each new lab or activity, I incorporated the background history that explained what scientists believed centuries ago and how we have progressed, over time, to the understanding of astronomy we have today. Pre and post-test results were used as an indication of how many of the students knowledge increased over the course o f this unit. I used an evaluation form to see what activities students liked and thought were helpful. The students needed to know not only how the universe works, but also what evidence scientists used to make their conclusions. The students also filled out evaluation forms that were useful in determining which activities were most beneficial.en
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dc.language.isoEnglish Paperen
dc.titleA HISTORICAL APPROACH TO STUDYING ASTRONOMYen
dc.typeDissertation/Thesisen
dc.contributor.departmentMichigan State Universityen
dc.type.resourceEmpirical Researchen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentFormalen
dc.istar.constructContent Knowledgeen
dc.istar.contentHistory of Astronomyen
dc.istar.nationUSAen
dc.istar.empiricalmethodologyQuantitativeen
dc.istar.subjectMiddle/Secondary Schoolen
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