The Lunar Phases Project: A Mental Model-Based Observational Project for Undergraduate Nonscience Majors

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617217
Title:
The Lunar Phases Project: A Mental Model-Based Observational Project for Undergraduate Nonscience Majors
Authors:
Angela, Osterman Meyer; Manuel, Mon; Susan, Hibbard
Abstract:
We present our Lunar Phases Project, an ongoing effort utilizing students’ actual observations within a mental model building framework to improve student understanding of the causes and process of the lunar phases. We implement this project with a sample of undergraduate, nonscience major students enrolled in a midsized public university located in the southeast part of the United States. To quantitatively assess our activity, we use the Lunar Phases Concept Inventory, a research-validated assessment instrument. We observe significant gains in student understanding of the lunar phases for students who complete the Lunar Phases Project.
Affiliation:
Florida Gulf Coast University
Citation:
Meyer, A. O., Mon, M. J., & Hibbard, S. T. (2011). The Lunar Phases Project: A Mental Model-Based Observational Project for Undergraduate Nonscience Majors. Astronomy Education Review, 10(1).
Journal:
Astronomy Education Review
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617217
Document Source:
Peer-reviewed
Language:
en_US
Type Of Resource:
Curriculum/Program Evaluation
Empirical Methodology:
Quantitative
Learning Environment:
Formal
Subjects:
College Students
Construct:
Content Knowledge; General Teaching Strategies
Content:
Sun-Earth-Moon (includes Seasons and Lunar phases)
Nation:
Canada
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorAngela, Osterman Meyeren
dc.contributor.authorManuel, Monen
dc.contributor.authorSusan, Hibbarden
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dc.date.available2016-09-29T17:55:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationMeyer, A. O., Mon, M. J., & Hibbard, S. T. (2011). The Lunar Phases Project: A Mental Model-Based Observational Project for Undergraduate Nonscience Majors. Astronomy Education Review, 10(1).en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/617217-
dc.description.abstractWe present our Lunar Phases Project, an ongoing effort utilizing students’ actual observations within a mental model building framework to improve student understanding of the causes and process of the lunar phases. We implement this project with a sample of undergraduate, nonscience major students enrolled in a midsized public university located in the southeast part of the United States. To quantitatively assess our activity, we use the Lunar Phases Concept Inventory, a research-validated assessment instrument. We observe significant gains in student understanding of the lunar phases for students who complete the Lunar Phases Project.en
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dc.titleThe Lunar Phases Project: A Mental Model-Based Observational Project for Undergraduate Nonscience Majorsen
dc.typePeer-revieweden
dc.contributor.departmentFlorida Gulf Coast Universityen
dc.identifier.journalAstronomy Education Reviewen
dc.type.resourceCurriculum/Program Evaluationen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentFormalen
dc.istar.constructContent Knowledgeen
dc.istar.constructGeneral Teaching Strategiesen
dc.istar.contentSun-Earth-Moon (includes Seasons and Lunar phases)en
dc.istar.nationCanadaen
dc.istar.empiricalmethodologyQuantitativeen
dc.istar.subjectCollege Studentsen
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