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Physics Education, Volume 57; https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6552/ac4144
Educators are constantly looking for new ways to inspire students to actively engage with science. Learning how to navigate by using the stars, sun and moon can be one of the first steps for pupils, students and the general public to cultivate an interest in astronomy. With this in mind, an online platform based on the Google Earth and Stellarium software has been developed. It presents basic celestial navigation techniques that were first devised and deployed by the ancient Phoenicians and Greeks, the Vikings and the Polynesian travellers. Both software applications are free to use and are available in web versions, making them easily accessible to anyone with an internet connection. The user undertakes a set of predefined tasks that take him/her on a fascinating journey both around the world and back in time.
Physics Education, Volume 56; https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6552/ac1c47
Published: 23 February 2021
İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi, Volume 3, pp 38-41; https://doi.org/10.47769/izufbed.862541
Astronomi ve astronomik kavramlar insanoğlunun yüzyıllardır merak ettiği konular arasında yer almaktadır. Özellikle çocuklar, erken yaşlardan itibaren çevrelerini gözlemlemeye, Uzay, Dünya ve diğer gök cisimleri hakkında sorular sormaya başlarlar. Planetaryumlar, okul öncesi dönem çocukları için soyut olan bu kavramları somutlaştırmaya yarayan öğrenme ortamlarındandır. Bu çalışmada, açık kaynak kodlu planetaryum örneklerinden Stellarium ile Celestia incelenmiş ve okul öncesi fen eğitiminde kullanılabilirliği tartışılmıştır.
Physics Education, Volume 55; https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6552/ab6950
Published: 23 December 2019
Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, Volume 15, pp 105-115; https://doi.org/10.1017/s1743921321000399
The growth of the Internet has facilitated the easy availability of resources for teaching astronomy and doing astronomy outreach. This overview concentrates on resources that are free or open access. Basic teaching materials like textbooks and lab activities can be found, along with higher level items such as concept inventories and interactive instructional tools. There is also a small but growing research literature on astronomy instruction to be found online. Astronomers engaged in outreach can have access to large image collections, tools for doing citizen science, and planetarium apps. These resources are of enormous value to both novice and seasoned instructors, and anyone conveying the excitement of astronomy to a public audience.